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Great-Great Grandparents Common Names

Postby Lucretia66 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:15 pm

Can anyone please help?
I have the following details for my great-grandparents:
John George Siddle, born 1871, died 1901 at age 29, father John Siddle
Jane Ann Mitchell, born 1870, father William Mitchell
married 20/7/1891, St. Hilda, South Shields
I know about their children, including my grandfather. I know all the details about Jane's second marriage in 1903, but I have no interest in that.
I want to know more about John and Jane's parents.
Any ideas how to find John and William and their spouses please? I've looked but I'm not finding them, or rather I've found too many with the same names and don't know how to look further.
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Re: Great-Great Grandparents Common Names

Postby MoVidger » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:35 pm

Do you have a copy of the 1891 marriage certificate? If so, what are the occupations for both fathers? And are they living or deceased?
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Re: Great-Great Grandparents Common Names

Postby MoVidger » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:44 pm

The online GRO index has these birth entries. If they are your great-grandparents, then the mothers' maiden names should help you locate marriages for their parents.

SIDDLE, JOHN GEORGE mother's maiden name: BARFOOT
GRO Reference: 1872 S Quarter in SOUTH SHIELDS Volume 10A Page 685

MITCHELL, JANE ANN mother's maiden name: BRIMER
GRO Reference: 1871 D Quarter in SOUTH SHIELDS Volume 10A Page 652
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Re: Great-Great Grandparents Common Names

Postby MoVidger » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:04 pm

England Marriages 1538-1973
First name(s) John
Last name Siddle
Marriage date 09 Oct 1860
Marriage place South Shields
Father's first name(s) William
Father's last name Siddle
Spouse's first name(s) Elizabeth
Spouse's last name Barfoot
Spouse's father's first name(s) Robert
Spouse's father's last name Barfoot
Residence South Shields, Durham, England

England Marriages 1538-1973
First name(s) William
Last name Mitchell
Marriage date 23 Apr 1862
Marriage place South Shields
Father's first name(s) John
Father's last name Mitchell
Spouse's first name(s) Margaret
Spouse's last name Brimer
Spouse's father's first name(s) Isaiah
Spouse's father's last name Brimer
Residence South Shields, Durham, England
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Re: Great-Great Grandparents Common Names

Postby Lucretia66 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:44 am

Oh, thank you so much.
I think this is very probably right. Since surnames were often used as boys' first or middle names, sometimes with a change of spelling, Brimer looks very likely as my grandfather's middle name was Brymer.
I'll look into this further.
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