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Descendency of Matthew Westmoreland of Durham
(submitted by Irene Marlborough)
Generation One

1. Matthew Westmoreland; born before 1681; married Isabell Robinson 6 Jan 1699 at St. Giles, Durham, DUR, ENG; buried 1732 at St. Giles, Durham, DUR, ENG. 

At son Richard's baptism described as ' a poor colyer at ye Redhouse on Kepier Sands.' 

Children of Matthew Westmoreland and Isabell Robinson were as follows: 

  • i. Ann; christened 29 Sep 1700 at St. Giles, Durham, DUR, ENG.
  • ii. Richard; christened 26 Sep 1702 at St. Giles, Durham, DUR, ENG; buried 2 Oct 1703 at Durham, DUR, ENG.
  • iii. Thomas; christened 30 Jun 1704 at St. Giles, Durham, DUR, ENG; buried 4 Oct 1706 at Durham, DUR, ENG.
  • 2. iv. Matthew, christened 12 Jan 1707 at St. Giles, Durham, DUR, ENG; married Sarah Dobson.
  • v. Barbery; christened 24 Jul 1709 at St. Giles, Durham, DUR, ENG.
  • vi. Ann; married Thomas Bowes May 1744 at St. Oswald, Durham, DUR, ENG.
  • vii. Margaret; married George Summers 10 Nov 1747 at St Giles, Durham, DUR, ENG.
  • viii. Diana; buried 31 Jan 1726/27 at St. Giles, Durham, DUR, ENG.
  • ix. Frances; christened 5 Jul 1724 at St. Giles, Durham, DUR, ENG; married Matthew Gale 1748.
Generation Two

2. Matthew Westmoreland; christened 12 Jan 1707 at St. Giles, Durham, DUR, ENG; married Sarah Dobson 22 Jun 1728 at Witton Gilbert, DUR, ENG; buried 30 Nov 1768 at St. Nicholas, Newcastle, Northumberland, ENG. 

He was described as 'yeoman' in burial entry. 

Children of Matthew Westmoreland and Sarah Dobson were as follows: 

  • i. Mary; christened 20 Jul 1729 at Witton Gilbert, DUR, ENG; buried 24 Dec 1733 at Witton Gilbert, DUR, ENG.
  • ii. Matthew; christened 27 Sep 1730 at Witton Gilbert, DUR, ENG; buried 13 Aug 1731 at Witton Gilbert, DUR, ENG.
  • 3. iii. William, christened 10 Dec 1732 at Witton Gilbert, DUR, ENG; married Margaret Fenwick.
  • iv. Isabel; christened 7 Apr 1734 at Witton Gilbert, DUR, ENG; buried 10 Jul 1736 at Brancepeth, DUR, ENG.
  • 4. v. Matthew, christened 23 Feb 1735 at Brancepeth, DUR, ENG; married Elizabeth Kell.
  • 5. vi. Thomas WESTMORELAND.  He was born on 9 September 1739 in Brancepeth, DUR, ENG. He married Alice HARRISON on 4 December 1763 in Ovingham, Northumberland, ENG. He was buried on 12 November 1803 in Heddon-on-the-Wall, NBL, ENG.
  • 6. vii. Richard, christened 26 Jul 1737 at Brancepeth, DUR, ENG; married Jane Wilson.
  • vii. Robert; christened 25 Sep 1742 at Brancepeth, DUR, ENG.
Generation Three

3. William Westmoreland; christened 10 Dec 1732 at Witton Gilbert, DUR, ENG; married Margaret Fenwick 25 May 1755 at Newburn, Northumberland, ENG; buried 11 Mar 1773 at Lemmington, Northumberland, ENG. 

Children of William Westmoreland and Margaret Fenwick all born at Newburn, Northumberland, ENG, were as follows: 

  • i. Sarah; christened 16 Mar 1756.
  • ii. Martin; christened 4 Jul 1757.
  • iii. Thomas; christened 8 Feb 1759.
  • iv. John; christened 17 Jun 1763.
  • v. Matthew; christened 8 Feb 1767.
  • vi. Jane; christened 16 Mar 1769.
4. Matthew Westmoreland; christened 23 Feb 1735 at Brancepeth, DUR, ENG; married Elizabeth Kell 28 Jul 1760 at Ovingham, Northumberland, ENG; buried 3 Jul 1771 at Newburn, Northumberland, ENG. 

Children of Matthew Westmoreland and Elizabeth Kell were as follows: 

  • i. Robert; christened 28 Dec 1760 at Ovingham, Northumberland, ENG.
  • ii. Sarah; christened 21 May 1762 at Ovingham, Northumberland, ENG; buried 14 May 1763 at Ovingham, Northumberland, ENG.
  • iii. Isabel; christened 8 Jul 1764 at Heworth, DUR, ENG; buried 19 Apr 1765 at Heworth, DUR, ENG.
  • 6. iv. Matthew, christened 2 Aug 1767 at Heworth, DUR, ENG; married Sarah Maughan.
  • v. William; christened 3 Sep 1769 at Heworth, DUR, ENG; died 3 Sep 1769 at Heworth, DUR, ENG
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5. Richard Westmoreland; christened 26 Jul 1737 at Brancepeth, DUR, ENG; married Jane Wilson 8 Dec 1768 at Newcastle, NBL, ENG; buried 29 Aug 1783 at St. Nicholas, Newcastle, NBL, ENG. 

Occupation - publican. 

Children of Richard Westmoreland and Jane Wilson were as follows: 

  • i. Jane; christened 15 Feb 1770 at St. Nicholas, Newcastle, NBL, ENG; buried 28 Dec 1772 at St. Nicholas, Newcastle, NBL, ENG.
  • ii. Sarah; christened 10 Mar 1771 at St. Nicholas, Newcastle, NBL, ENG; buried 28 Mar 1853 at St. Nicholas, Newcastle, NBL, ENG.
  • iii. William; christened 28 Apr 1772 at St. Nicholas, Newcastle, NBL, ENG; buried 22 Feb 1775 at St. Nicholas, Newcastle, NBL, ENG.
  • iv. Margaret Wilson; christened 9 Jun 1773 at St. Nicholas, Newcastle, NBL, ENG; died 11 Feb 1856 at Newcastle, Northumberland, ENG, at age 82.
  • v. Richard; christened 8 Nov 1774 at St. Nicholas, Newcastle, NBL, ENG; married (--?--) Smelle 31 Dec 1804 at St Georges, Hanover Sq, London, LDN, ENG.
  • vi. Mary Isabella; christened 14 Feb 1776 at St. Nicholas, Newcastle, NBL, ENG; buried 26 Jun 1800 at St. Nicholas, Newcastle, NBL, ENG.  She Died 20 Jun 1800 at her aunt's in 5 Percy Street, in 24th year - consumption. 
  • vii. Elizabeth; christened 22 Oct 1777 at St. Nicholas, Newcastle, Northumberland, ENG; buried 28 Jun 1779 at St. Nicholas, Newcastle, NBL, ENG.
  • viii. Mary; buried 26 Aug 1775 at Newcastle, Northumberland, ENG.
Generation Four

6. Matthew Westmoreland; christened 2 Aug 1767 at Heworth, DUR, ENG; married Sarah Maughan 11 Dec 1791 at Ryton, DUR, ENG. 

Children of Matthew Westmoreland and Sarah Maughan were as follows: 

  • i. Elizabeth; christened 23 Sep 1792 at Ryton, DUR, ENG.
  • 7. ii. Robert, christened 6 Apr 1794 at Ryton, DUR, ENG; married Ann Lyd (Lid).
  • 8. iii. Matthew, born circa 1796 at Northumberland, ENG; married Jane Cowan.
  • iv. Ann; christened 28 Feb 1796 at Ryton, DUR, ENG.
  • 9. v. Richard, born circa 1802 at Barlow, DUR, ENG; married Margaret Liddell.
  • vi. Sarah; christened 2 Sep 1804 at Ryton, ENG; married Henry Todd 1823.
  • vii. Martha; buried 1807; christened 19 Apr 1807 at Ryton, ENG.
  • viii. William; christened 25 Aug 1808 at Ryton, ENG; married Jane Henderson 1836.
Generation Five

7. Robert Westmoreland; christened 6 Apr 1794 at Ryton, DUR, ENG; married Ann Lyd (Lid) 19 Aug 1813 at Jarrow, DUR, ENG; died before 1844. 

 Occupation at son Robert's marriage - a collier. 

Children of Robert Westmoreland and Ann Lyd (Lid) were as follows: 

  • 10. i. Matthew, born circa 1814 at South Shields, DUR, ENG; married Ann Southron; married Elizabeth Leighton.
  • 11. ii. Robert, born circa 1817 at Gosforth, Northumberland, ENG; married Isabella Jessy Robson.
  • iii. William; christened 8 Oct 1820 at South Shields, DUR, ENG.
  • iv. Elizabeth; christened 2 Feb 1823 at South Shields, DUR, ENG; married John Witham 25 Oct 1845 at Newcastle, Northumberland, ENG.
8. Matthew Westmoreland; born circa 1796 at Northumberland, ENG; married Jane Cowan 1822. 

Children of Matthew Westmoreland and Jane Cowan were as follows: 

  • i. John; christened 24 Nov 1822 at South Shields, DUR, ENG.
  • ii. Joseph; born circa 1825 at Northumberland, ENG.
  • iii. Matthew; born circa 1827 at Northumberland, ENG.

  • 1880 Census
    Census Place: Waggoner, Mason, West Virginia, USA 
    Source: FHL Film 1255408 National Archives Film T9-1408 Page 404B 
    Name
    Relation
    Sex
    Marr
    Race
    Age
    Birthplace Occ.
    Mathew Westmoreland self
    M
    S
    W
    51
    ENG
    Miner
    Jane Westmoreland mother
    F
    W
    W
    85
    ENG

  • iv. Sarah; christened 20 Jun 1832 at South Shields, DUR, ENG.
9. Richard Westmoreland; born circa 1802 at Barlow, DUR, ENG; married Margaret Liddell 3 Aug 1830 at All Saints, Newcastle, Northumberland, ENG. 

Children of Richard Westmoreland and Margaret Liddell were as follows: 

  • i. Matthew; born at Winlaton, DUR, ENG.
  • 12. ii. John, born circa 1834 at Felling, DUR, ENG.
  • iii. Jane; born circa 1845 at Winlaton, DUR, ENG.
  • iv. Dianh; born circa 1849 at Gateshead, DUR, ENG.
Generation Six

10. Matthew Westmoreland; born circa 1814 at South Shields, DUR, ENG; married Ann Southron 18 Mar 1838 at Gateshead, DUR, ENG; married Elizabeth Leighton 22 Jul 1848 at St. Nicholas, Newcastle, Northumberland, ENG. 
1861 Census - Marley Hill Colliery
Name Relation Age Sex Occ. Birthplace
Matthew Westmorland Head 47 M Coal Miner Durham, Shields 
Elizabeth Westmorland Wife 50 F Northumberland , Wark 
Elizabeth Westmorland Dau? 22 F Northumberland, Newcastle
 Mary A. Westmorland Dau? 20 F Northumberland, Newcastle
1881 Census Dwelling: Colliery Houses Census Place: Whickham, Durham, England
Source: FHL Film 1342215 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 5042 Folio 10 Page 14 
Name Rel. Age Sex Occ. Birthplace
Matthew WESTMORLAND Head 66 M Coal Miner South Shields, DUR
Ann WESTMORLAND Wife 63 F  Longhurst, Northumberland

Children of Matthew Westmoreland and Ann Southron were as follows: 

  • i. Elizabeth; born circa 1839 at Newcastle, Northumberland, ENG.
  • ii. Robert; born circa 1839 at Felling, Northumberland, ENG.
  • iii. Mary A; born circa 1841 at Newcastle, Northumberland, ENG.
  • iv. Ann; born circa 1841 at Jesmond, Northumberland, ENG.
There were no children of Matthew Westmoreland and Elizabeth Leighton. ( ??) -- what about 2 girls in 1861 census? [MLI

11. Robert Westmoreland; born circa 1817 at Gosforth, Northumberland, ENG; married Isabella Jessy Robson 9 Nov 1844 at St. Nicholas, Newcastle, NBL, ENG; buried 6 Dec 1859 at Chester-le-Street, DUR, ENG. 

Occupation at marriage - a collier. Robert moved his family around a lot. Here is a possible explanation. http://ww2.durham.gov.uk/community/dipton/Coal.htm *It should be remembered that prior to 186 9 miners were employed on a 'Yearly Bond', which was usually entered into on 5th April and wh ich fixed the rates of pay and conditions available at each individual colliery for that peri od. Once the miners had signed on they had no rights, either individually or collective to be a party to any Agreements between Coal Owners, whereby labour was bought and sold. If an yone broke the Bond, he was liable to arrest, trial and imprisonment. Indeed the miners lot w as little better than cattle being bought and sold in a Cattle Market. 

1851 Census:  Coxhoe & East Hetton , West Hetton Houses 
Name
Relation
Sex
Marr
Age
Birthplace Occ.
Robert Westmoreland Head
M
M
32
Gosforth
Coal Miner
Isabel(la) Westmoreland Wife
F
M
26
Sheriff Hill, Gateshead
John George  Son
M
4
Renton or Rainton
Robert Lyall (?) Son
M
2
Coxhoe. 

Children of Robert Westmoreland and Isabella Jessy Robson were as follows: 

  • i. John George; born circa 1846 at Rainton, DUR, ENG; buried 15 Dec 1858 at Chester-le-Street, DUR, ENG.
  • ii. Robert Lyall; born circa 1849 at Coxhoe, DUR, ENG.

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    1881 Census Dwelling: Victoria Place Census Place: Chester Le Street, Durham, England 
    Source: FHL Film 1342197 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4979 Folio 52 Page 55 
     
    Name
    Relation
    Sex
    Marr
    Age
    Birthplace Occ.
    Robert WESTMORLAND Head M M 32 Coundon, Durham Coal Miner
    Elizabeth WESTMORLAND Wife F M 28 Outwell, Cambridge
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  • iii. Margaret A; born circa 1851 at Quarry House, DUR, ENG.
  • 13. iv. Matthew William, born circa 1853 at Marley Hill, DUR, ENG; married Mary Jane Summers.
  • 14. v. Thomas Robson, born 27 May 1856 at Edmondsley, DUR, ENG; married Ursula Robinson.
  • vi. Isabella V; born circa 1859 at Nettlesworth, DUR, ENG.
12. John Westmoreland; born circa 1834 at Felling, DUR, ENG. 

Possible baptism - 6 Oct 1833 Houghton Le Spring/ Hetton Le Hole. 

Children of John Westmoreland and Ellen (--?--) were as follows: 

  • i. Ann; born circa 1861 at Hetton, DUR, ENG.
  • ii. Margaret; born circa 1864 at Hetton, DUR, ENG.
  • iii. Joseph; born circa 1866 at Houghton Le Spring, DUR, ENG.
  • iv. John; born circa 1869 at Houghton Le Spring, DUR, ENG.
Generation Seven

13. Matthew William Westmoreland; born circa 1853 at Marley Hill, DUR, ENG; married Mary Jane Summers 16 Jun 1877 at Herrington Chapl, Newbottle, DUR, ENG. 

Occupation - coal miner. 
1881 Census Dwelling: Sedgeletch Mill Cges Census Place: Newbottle, Durham, England 
Source: FHL Film 1342196 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4973 Folio 99 Page 21 
 
Name
Relation
Sex
Marr
Age
Birthplace Occ.
Mathew  Westmoreland Head
M
M
29
Marley Hill, DUR
Coal Miner
Mary J. Westmoreland Wife
F
M
23
Somerset, England
Robert Son
M
2
Sedgeletch, DUR
Mary A Dau
F
9 mo
Sedgeletch, DUR. 
Ellen PATTISON
F
S
12 Sunderland, Durham Serv. Domestic
1891 Census:  1 *Barber's shop, Benson Place - , Ryhope 
 
Name Rel. Age Sex Occ. Birthplace
Matthew WESTMORLAND Head 37 M Coal Miner Marley Hill, DUR
Mary Jane WESTMORLAND Wife 33 F Co.DUR
Robert Son 12 M Scholar Sedgeletch, DUR
Mary A. Dau 10 F Scholar Sedgeletch, DUR
Matthew Son 8 M Scholar Murton, DUR
Mark Son 2 M Seaham
Marshall Summers Brother-in-law 40 M Hairdresser Norton, DUR
Andrew Mc Cartney servant 40 M Hairdresser Sunderland
Paul Naden servant 19 M. Hairdresser Sunderland
  . 

Children of Matthew William Westmoreland and Mary Jane Summers were as follows: 

  • i. Robert; born circa 1879 at Sedgeletch, DUR, ENG.
  • ii. Mary A; born 1880 at Sedgeletch, DUR, ENG.
  • 15. iii. Matthew William, born circa 1882 at Murton, DUR, ENG; married Mary Anne Copeland.
  • 16. iv. Mark, born 23 Oct 1888 at Seaham, DUR, ENG.
  • v. Alfred; born circa 1893 at Ryhope, DUR, ENG.
  • vi. Charles; born circa 1894 at Ryhope, DUR, ENG.
  • vii. Ada; born circa 1896 at Ryhope, DUR, ENG.
14. Thomas Robson Westmoreland; born 27 May 1856 at Edmondsley, DUR, ENG; married Ursula Robinson 9 Feb 1888 at Collinsville, Madison, Illinois, USA; died 22 Jun 1897 at Collinsville, Madison, Illinois, USA, at age 41. 

Children of Thomas Robson Westmoreland and Ursula Robinson all born at Collinsville, Madison, Illinois, USA, were as follows: 

  • i. Walter; born 1 Sep 1888; died 14 Dec 1981 at Clay, Florida, USA, at age 93.
  • ii. Anna; born 13 Oct 1889; died Jun 1979 at Clark, Washington, USA, at age 89.
  • 17. iii. Robert Lee, born Nov 1891; married Lola May Warner.
  • iv. William Claude; born 4 May 1893; married Gertrude Arvilla Carlson 13 Oct 1928; died May 1965 at Empire, Oregon, USA.
Generation Eight

15. Matthew William Westmoreland; born circa 1882 at Murton, DUR, ENG; married Mary Anne Copeland 3 Sep 1900 at Registry Office, Sunderland, ENG. 

Occupations - Hair dresser's assistant, coal miner. 

Children of Matthew William Westmoreland and Mary Anne Copeland were as follows: 

  • i. Florence Ada; born 1905.
  • ii. Albert.
  • iii. Matthew William.
  • 18. iv. Mary Jane, born 12 Jun 1908 at Dawdon, Seaham, DUR, ENG; married William Allen.
  • v. Evelyn; born 19 Jun 1911 at Seaham Harbour, DUR, ENG.
  • vi. Beatrice Victoria.
  • vii. John Percival; born 1916.
  • viii. Irene; christened 25 Aug 1920 at Seaham Harbour, DUR, ENG.
  • ix. Leslie; christened 23 Nov 1921 at Seaham, DUR, ENG.
  • x. Vera; christened 22 Jul 1923 at Seaham, DUR, ENG.
  • xi. Minnie; christened 19 May 1926 at Seaham, DUR, ENG; buried 30 Aug 1927 at Seaham, DUR, ENG.
16. Mark Westmoreland; born 23 Oct 1888 at Seaham, DUR, ENG. 

Children of Mark Westmoreland and Elizabeth (--?--) were: 

  • i. Alfred Dent; born circa 1913; died 13 Nov 1941.
17. Robert Lee Westmoreland; born Nov 1891 at Collinsville, Madison, Illinois, USA; married Lola May Warner 12 Oct 1918 at Coos, Oregon, USA; died 24 Nov 1954. 

Children of Robert Lee Westmoreland and Lola May Warner were: 

  • i. Robert L; born circa 1920 at Coos, Oregon, USA.
Generation Nine

18. Mary Jane Westmoreland; born 12 Jun 1908 at Dawdon, Seaham, DUR, ENG; married William Allen 4 Sep 1926 at Seaham, DUR, ENG; died 1991 at Wollongong, NSW, AUS. 

She lived at (was born at) 61 Hexham Avenue, Seaham.
 


 

 

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