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George Graham             1840-
George was born 10 November 1840, the son of Thomas Graham and Mary Huggins, at Brecken Hill, Evenwood. This is near Bishop Auckland, Durham County. He was a colliery stoker in 1861, a brakesman in 1862, a coal miner in 1868, a coke  burner  in  1871,  and  from  1881  onwards,  a  colliery   engineman. In 1861, at age 20, he was lodging with another family in Thornley. He was 21 years old when he married 19 year old Jane Robson, on 13 January 1862, in the District Church in Thornley. The Vicar was W. Ashley Shute.

Jane Robson                 1842
Jane was born in 1842, the daughter of William Robson and Ann Hall, and Christened on Christmas Day, in Thornley. On 3 April 1871, they resided at 3rd High Row, Shotton Colliery. On 4 April 1881 they resided at 14 Percey Street in the village   of Thornley. They had moved to Station Town, when son William was married on 23 December 1889, and resided at 7 East View Street on 6 April 1891.
They had the following children:
  Mary Ann Born about 1862   Thornley
Hannah Born about 1864   Thornley
Tom Born about 1866   Thornley
 William  Born 18 Jul 1868   Shotton Colliery Married Jane Harrison
George Born about 1873   Thornley
Thomas Born about 1875   Thornley
Ann Born about 1876   Thornley
Hannah Jane Born about 1878   Thornley
Georgina Born in 1880   Thornley Married William Reed
Edward Born about 1883   Thornley
Edward Born 16 Jan 1885   Easington District Married Esther Tipling

The birth of a son (William) was reported to the District Registrar on 25 August 1868, and at that time they still had not determined a name for this child. The official records were never updated to record that this son was named William. Note that Georgina was listed as Margaret in the 1881 census report, and Edward was listed as Ned in the 1891 census report. Margaret and Ned were nicknames.

Birth of Parents
George Graham b: 10 Nov 1840   Brecken Hill, Evenwood, County Durham      1840 4Q Auckland XXIV 18
of Thomas Graham, Pitman, and Mary Graham, formerly Huggons
Hamsterley District, County Durham

Jane Robson c: 25 Dec 1842 Kelloe Parish, County Durham
5th Daughter of William Robson and Ann Hall, Pitman, New Thornley       1843 1Q Darlington XXIV 38

Marriage
13 Jan 1862 Marriage
George Graham
 (21)
Jane Robson
 (19)
The District Church, Thornley, County Durham     1862 1Q Easington 10a 331
Brakesman, Thornley, Father: Thomas Graham, Laborer
Thornley, Father: William Robson, Pitman, after Banns
Wit: William Robson & Thomas Appleyard

Children
Mary Ann Graham b: abt 1862 Thornley, County Durham     1862 4Q Easington 10a 302
of George Graham, and Jane Graham, formerly Robson
Hannah Graham b: abt 1864 Thornley, County Durham     1864 3Q Easington 10a 375
of George Graham, and Jane Graham, formerly Robson       1866 1Q Easington 10a 213
Tom Graham b: abt 1866 Thornley, County Durham     1866 2Q Easington 10a 413
of George Graham, and Jane Graham, formerly Robson       1867 4Q Easington 10a 212
A Boy
(William Graham)
b: 18 July 1868 Shotton Colliery, County Durham     1868 3Q Easington 10a 375
Of George Graham, Coal Miner, and Jane Graham, formerly Robson
Easington District, County Durham

1871 Census   3 Apr 1871 Shotton Colliery, County Durham
3rd High Row
George Graham
Jane (Wife)
Mary
William
Age 30
Age 28
Age 8
Age 2
Coke Burner Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Byers Green
Thornley
Thornley
Shotton
10 Nov 1840
1842
abt 1862
18 Jul 1868

George Graham b: abt 1873 Thornley, County Durham     1873 2Q Easington 10a 508
of George Graham, and Jane Graham, formerly Robson       1873 2Q Easington 10a 266
Tom Graham b: abt 1875 Thornley, County Durham     1875 3Q Easington 10a 555
of George Graham, and Jane Graham, formerly Robson
Ann Graham b: 1876 Thornley, County Durham     1876 4Q Easington 10a 472
of George Graham, and Jane Graham, formerly Robson       1876 4Q Easington 10a 230
Hannah Jane Graham b: 1878 Thornley, County Durham     1878 1Q Easington 10a 423
of George Graham, and Jane Graham, formerly Robson       1878 1Q Easington 10a 240
Georgina Graham b: 1880 Thornley, County Durham     1880 4Q Easington 10a 401
of George Graham, and Jane Graham, formerly Robson

1881 Census RG11-4969 4 April 1881 Thornley, County Durham
14 Percey Street
George Graham
Jane (Wife)
William
Thomas
Margret
Age 40
Age 38
Age 13
Age 6
Age 4 Mos.
Colliery Engineman
 
Scholar
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Toft Hill
Thornley
Thornley
Thornley
Thornley
10 Nov 1840
1842
18 Jul 1868
abt 1875
1880

Edward Graham b: abt 1883 Thornley, County Durham     1883 3Q Easington 10a 432
of George Graham, and Jane Graham, formerly Robson       1883 3Q Easington 10a 224
Edward Graham b: 16 Jan 1885 Thornley, County Durham     1885 1Q Easington 10a 453
of George Graham, and Jane Graham, formerly Robson

23 Dec 1889 William's marriage - He resided in Station Town.

1891 Census RG12-4112 6 Apr 1891 Station Town, Hutton Henry, County Durham
7 East View
George Graham
Jane (Wife)
Thomas
Georgina
Ned
Age 49
Age 48
Age 15
Age 10
Age 6
Engineman
 
Coal Screener
Scholar
Scholar
 
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
 
Easington
Easington
Easington
Easington
10 Nov 1840
1842
abt 1875
1880
16 Jan 1885

Death
Jane (Robson) Graham No Data

1901 Census RG13-4685 1 Apr 1901 Shotton, County Durham
Old School Row
George Graham (Wdr)
William Reed (S-Law)
Georgina Reed (M)
Edward Graham
Annie Reed (Visitor)
Age 61
Age 19
Age 20
Age 16
Age 14
Winding Engineman
Professional Runner

Colliey Labourer
Cumberland
Yorkshire
Durham
Durham
Yorkshire
n. k.
South Bank
Thornley
Thornley
South Bank
10 Nov 1840
1881
1880
16 Jan 1885
abt 1886

    Did George and Edward conive to be counted twice?
1901 Census RG13-4685 1 Apr 1901 Shotton, County Durham
Horden Colliery, No. 4, First Row
Leonard Harrison
Ellen (Mother)
Dora (Sister)
Margaret E. (Sister)
George Graham (Boarder) (Wdr)
John Lamston (Boarder)
Edward Graham (Boarder)
Age 19
Age 56
Age 24
Age 13
Age 60
Age 25
Age 18
Sinking for coal
 
Dressmaker

Colliery Engineman
Mason Laborer
Colliery Fireman
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Kelloe Winning
Thornley
Browney
Kelloe Winning
Thornley
Murton
Thornley
abt 1882
29 Oct 1844
abt 1878
19 Oct 1887
10 Nov 1840
abt 1875
16 Jan 1885

Death
George Graham No Data