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Maternal direct line.
Paternal direct line.
Maternal Genealogy - more about the main families:
Paternal Genealogy - more about the main families:

Family History Picture Gallery
I am fascinated by the places which my ancestors were born in or lived in.
On this page, I have gathered together a number of pictures of the North-East of England which show places which they would have known. If you are not from England or have lost touch with it, you may find these of interest. I must say, though, that the places are very different now from those shown in the old pictures! Well, most of them anyway...
Newcastle, Northumberland, England.
Newcastle 1836 - the River Tyne with its shipping.
Newcastle old street - with the shadow of the cathedral in the background.
Sunderland, County Durham
Newcastle street, 1832.
Old Wearmouth Bridge, 1841
Shipping passing under the bridge - 1840s
Shipbuilding along the River Wear in the 1880s.
Sunderland town centre in the late 1800s.
Fawcett Street (once the main street of Sunderland) in 1890.
Morpeth market, 1832.
Morpeth, Northumberland
Some of the TAYLOR family would have  walked around here.
The WELLBURN and KLINGELE families lived here and would have known it like this.
The ROWNTREEs moved here in the 1870s and they too would have walked these streets and seen these sights.
Newcastle was the nearest city for the TAYLORs and the older BLENKINSOP family members.
Longbenton, Northumberland.
These pictures are from my cousin, Clive Blenkinsop - thanks, Clive!
East Benton Farm
1700s gravestone, Longbenton.
18th century East Benton Farm. The Blenkinsops would probably have known this and passed by it.
1700s Gravestone (not Blenkinsop) from the churchyard at Longbenton.
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Wagoners working along the Tyne in the 1700s. Thanks to Clive Blenkinsop!
For historical pictures of the North-East - 'Tomorrow's History Today'. Click green button.