Maternal direct line.
Paternal direct line.
Maternal Genealogy - more about the main families:
Paternal Genealogy - more about the main families:
John aged 7 - heh!
JOHN's page ...
John and his girlfriend, Nic
John looking pensive
John aged 19 - heh!
John dressed by his sister, Beth, as a pirate. 'Nuff said...
John was born in Sunderland, England - which makes him a 'Mackem'.
He went to Richard Avenue Primary School, then Thornhill Comprehensive (where he was Head Boy in his final year) and did his A' Levels at City of Sunderland College, Bede Centre.

He graduated in 2003 from the University of Durham, where he was in Grey College reading Environmental Geoscience.
As well as being nuts about rocks, minerals, fossils (palaeontology) and natural disasters, John is naturally musical. He plays trumpet, drums and guitar amongst other things and was in a local band called Milo whilst at college in Sunderland.
He has abseiled off The Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland for charity and taken part in The Keilder Challenge, working as part of a mixed able-bodied and disabled group.
He also took part in quite a few school productions, including acting and singing in Guys and Dolls and 'Dracula Spectacular', where he played an innkeeper, complete with ledderhosen.
Actually, he loves dressing up...but his wife Nicola doesn't seem to mind. Luckily.
Click below to hear a sample of a Milo song.
Milo playing at The Royalty pub - John on drums.
Sundry embarassing photos of John...being (constantly) updated
Milo with girlfriends and friends
On a Holiday.wav
John always likes to look cool...
Toothless grin...
Dressed up for a 70's night...
Click below for another sample of a Milo song.
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He was on the Welfare Committee and rowed with Grey College Rowing Club. He also joined a university band as drummer. What a surprise!
As Head Boy of his school, John led line-dancing dressed in this !
Something on his shoe, perhaps?
Wallace likes to help John with his homework...
John at 18 with sister, Beth,21.
John in 'Dracula Spectacular' at Thornhill School
John P. Morton BSc.(Hons.)
John graduated from Durham on 3rd July 2003 with a 2:1 in Environmental Geoscience.
The ceremony took place in and just outside of Durham Cathedral, on Palace Green.
Here are some pictures:
John with sister, Beth.
John with girlfriend, Nic
John walks towards Durham Cathedral for the ceremony
John and friends at his 21st Birthday party
In early August 2003, John started work with an environmental firm called WSP. (He is in the Remediation part of the company) as an Environmental Geologist, working on cleaning up contaminated land. He loves it ! During the week he is often based in London, at the new Olympic site - travelling back to the North-East at weekends.
In April 2007, John and his long time girlfriend, Nicola, got married at St. John's church in Sunderland.
They went to New Zealand for their honeymoon.