Saturday, 31 December 2011

On This Day ... 31 December

1797     George Hall married Mary Haswell in Christ Church, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England. They were my 4 x great-grandparents.

1855     Hudson Wilkinson married Eleanor Sheraton Hall at All Saints Church, Penshaw, Co Durham, England. Hudson was the son of Emerson Wilkinson and Jane Hudson.

1877     William Henry Darby was born at Freeman St, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. William was the son of William James Darby and Elizabeth Read and was my great-grandfather.


  1. Dear RAH (Rebecca): I would like to get in contact with you about John William Hudson in your family tree. I am researching the Battle of Stanley. I live in Stanley, Hong Kong. I can be reached on and if you email me I will email back with my questions and interest in JW Hudson. Thank you. Best regards, Philip Cracknell

  2. Kia ora Rah from New Zealand! I am trying to track down a link between the Hudsons of Hartlepool and local Pattisons - my Gran was born Dorothy Jane Pattison in 1914 but was raised largely by George and Charlotte Hudson as I understand it. Just wondered if you might know of some links between the families? Would be lovely to get in touch - Many thanks! Lou Warren