Nathaniel Blenkinsop, who married a person unknown as yet, is the earliest ancestor currently found. He was a waggoner born around 1660 in County.Durham. He was father to:
Nathaniel b.Lamesley, Co. Durham in 1689. He married Isabel LIDDELL (or LIDDLE) (b.1701 Heworth, Co.Durham) in 1720 and they had:
Thomas b. Lamesley in 1732 d.1808. He married Isabel HARRISON (b.1732) in 1759 and had:
Thomas b. 1760 in Lamesley. He married Mary HORNSBY in 1780 and had:
John b. 1786 in Lamesley. He married Mary COWLEY (or COWELL) and had ten children: Margaret, Thomas, George, Mary, Richard, William, Isabell, John, Sarah and Robert.
Richard b. 1817 in Longbenton, Northumberland. He married Isabella (?) of Old Hartley, Northumberland, was a shoemaker and they had four sons - Richard, William, George and John. These last two at least became miners.:
Richard b. 1853 in Newcastle, Northumberland. He married Elizabeth TAYLOR (b. 1851 in Witton Gilbert, Co. Durham), was a shoemaker and they had two sons - Richard (what a surprise!), William and a daughter, who was:
Elizabeth Ellen b.Chester-Le-Street in 1886 who married Thomas MORTON (b.Stanley, Co. Durham in 1881) and had three children - two boys and a girl. The second son was my father, John MORTON.