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Magnus Mail                                 1824-1903
Magnus was born on 28 February 1824, the son of James Mail and Clama Mouat, on the Shetland Isles, Dunrossness, Scotland. He married Eleanora Burnop. He died on 25 March 1903.


Eleanora Burnop                           1827-1900
Eleanora was born on 12 June 1827, the daughter of John Thomas Burnop and Mary Douglas. She died on 23 November 1900.
I have identified the following children:
  James Born abt 1850   Monkwearmouth Married Maria Parry Whitley England
Mary Burnop Born 24 Oct 1851   Monkwearmouth Married John Adamson
Douglas Burnop Born 11 Sep 1853   Monkwearmouth Married Ellen Lethem
John Thomas Born 8 Nov 1855   Monkwearmouth Married Mary Ann "Polly" Adamson
Magnus Born 16 Feb 1858   Monkwearmouth Married Florence Macintosh
Clementina Johnson Born abt 1860   Monkwearmouth Died 3 Mar 1863
Eleanora Burnop Born abt 1863   Monkwearmouth Married John Thomas Middlemiss

Birth of Parents
Magnus Mail b: 28 Feb 1824  c: 4 Apr 1824             Shetland Isles, Dunrossness, Scotland
son of James Mail and Clama Mouat

Eleanora Burnop b: 12 Jun 1827  c: 1 Jul 1827         Bridge Road Scotch Presbyterian Church
daughter of John Thomas Burnop and Mary Douglas.

Marriage
5 Dec 1848
Magnus Mail (24)
Eleanora Burnop (21)
St. Georges Chapel (Presbyterian), Villiers Street, Sunderland, County Durham
Bachelor, Mariner, Hedworth Street, Monkwearmouth Shore, Father: James Mail, Farmer
Spinster, Dundas Street, Monkwearmouth Shore, Father: John Thomas Burnop, Smith
Witness: John Thomas Burnop, Frederick Armen Richardson, by John Fisher, Minister
1848 4Q Sunderland 24 316

Children
James Mail b: abt 1850           St. George's Chapel, Sunderland           1850 1Q Sunderland 24 311
son of Magnus Mail and Eleanora Burnop

1851 Census HO107-2398 31 March 1851 Monkwearmouth Shore, County Durham
Dundas Street (North Back)
Magnus Mail
Eleanora (Wife)
James
Age 27
Age 23
Age 1
Master Mariner
Monkwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Shetland
Durham
Durham
28 Feb 1824
12 Jun 1827
abt 1850

Mary Burnop Mail b: 24 Oct 1851  c: 14 Dec 1851       Bridge Road Scotch Presbyterian Church, Monkwearmouth
daughter of Magnus Mail and Eleanora Burnop           1851 4Q Sunderland 24 360
Douglas Burnop Mail b: 11 Sep 1853           Monkwearmouth           1853 3Q Sunderland 10a 336
son of Magnus Mail and Eleanora Burnop
John Thomas Mail b: 8 Nov 1855           Monkwearmouth           1855 4Q Sunderland 10a 391
son of Magnus Mail and Eleanora Burnop
Magnus Mail b: 16 Feb 1858           Monkwearmouth           1858 1Q Sunderland 10a 405
son of Magnus Mail and Eleanora Burnop
Clementina Johnson Mail b: abt 1860           Monkwearmouth           1860 4Q Sunderland 10a 416
daughter of Magnus Mail and Eleanora Burnop         Died 3 Mar 1863

1861 Census RG9-3784 8 April 1861 Monkwearmouth Shore, County Durham
51 Dock Street East
Magnus Mail
Eleanora B. (Wife)
James
Mary B.
Douglas
John T.
Magnus
Clementina
Age 36
Age 33
Age 11
Age 9
Age 7
Age 5
Age 3
Age 6 Mon.
Master Mariner

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Shetland
Monkwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Scotland
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
28 Feb 1824
12 Jun 1827
abt 1850
24 Oct 1851
11 Sep 1853
8 Nov 1855
16 Feb 1858
abt 1860

Eleanora Burnop Mail b: abt 1863           Monkwearmouth           1863 1Q Sunderland 10a 484
daughter of Magnus Mail and Eleanora Burnop

1871 Census RG10-5024 3 April 1871 Monkwearmouth Shore, County Durham
51 Dock Street East
Magnus Mail
Eleanora B. (Wife)
Mary B.
John T.
Magnus
Eleanor B.
Age 47
Age 43
Age 19
Age 18
Age 13
Age 8
Master Mariner


Clerk
Scholar
Scholar

Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Shetland
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
28 Feb 1824
12 Jun 1827
24 Oct 1851
8 Nov 1855
16 Feb 1858
abt 1863

1881 Census RG11-4998 4 April 1881 Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
37 Frederick Street
Magnus Mail
Eleanora B. (Wife)
Magnus
Eleanor B.
Age 56
Age 53
Age 23
Age 18
Marine Superintendent Shetland
Monkwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Scotland
Durham
Durham
Durham
28 Feb 1824
12 Jun 1827
16 Feb 1858
abt 1863

1891 Census RG12-4133 6 April 1891 Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
6 Thornhill Crescent
Magnus Mail
Eleanora B. (Wife)
Plus 1 Servant
Age 67
Age 63
Marine Surveyor Inverness
Monkwearmouth
Shetland
Durham
28 Feb 1824
12 Jun 1827

Golden Wedding Anniversary - 1898
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Golden Wedding Anniversary - 1898

Death
Eleanora (Burnop) Mail Died 23 Nov 1900, Age 73       1900 4Q Darlington 10a  2

1901 Census RG13-4716 1 Apr 1901 Sunderland, County Durham
17 Thornhill Terrace
Magnus Mail (Widr)
Mary Herring (Visitor)(s)
Plus 1 Servant
Age 77
Age 65
Marine Surveyor
Retired School Governess
Shetland Isles
Monkwearmouth
Dunrossness, Scotland
Durham
28 Feb 1824
abt 1835

Death
Magnus Mail Died 25 March 1903, Age 79,         1903 1Q Teesdale 10a  154

DURHAM   21 April 1903                         Probate
MAIL, Magnus, - of Sunderland, marine-superintendent, died 25 March 1903, at Gainford, county Durham Administration (with Will) Durham, 21 April, to John Thomas Mail, steamship-manager and Magnus Mail, dry-docks-proprietor.   Effects £7,357 14s. 7d.

SPECIAL THANKS  to M. Jorgensen, of Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada, a descendant of John Adamson (1852-1933), and also to Brian W. L. Tod, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the grandson of William Leslie Tod and Marion Adamson Mail, for many of the details, and the photos, provided above.