Thanks for visiting. Please recommend us
[ Post a Response | Thanks for visiting. Please recommend us ]
No Politics or swearing and No derogatory remarks about ex Teachers etc
Re: Hebburn Colliery Auction Sale from 1862
Well, Barry, Waterside House seems a lot nearer the mark than my guess at Jarrow Wood House or Cockcrow. With a stretch of the imagination there could have been two Mary Thompson connected to that address. How about this slant...Mary Thompson, spinster and owner of the house but at the time of her death living in Whitley Bay and...Mary Thompson the younger, niece or illegitimate daughter living/care taking the house. Yes, it's a bit outside the box but I have been living there for donkey's years.
It would be interesting to see who the deceaced Mary left all her worldly goods to. Mind you, you would have thought she might have left the house and contents to the younger Mary if my scenario was anywhere near the mark...unless her will instructed that her home and contents should be sold and money shared between between a number of beneficiaries.
If vivid imagination paid off, I would be a multimillionaire by now. It doesn't but it's good fun as long as you don't get carried away
Recommended Local History websites.
www.oldtyneside.co.uk www.gatesheadeast.co.uk, www.donmouth.co.uk and www.hebburn.org