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jane northey

Posted: 1111856767000
Classification: Lookup
Edited: 1151701327000
Any information on Jane Northey born in Shotton Co Durham and married Joseph Stamp.

Re: jane northey

Karen Krich (View posts)
Posted: 1126999103000
Classification: Query
Dear Brenda,

I have a great interest in the NORTHEY name originating in the Chacewater/Kenwyn/Kea/Gwennap/Truro area of Cornwall which I believe is where you'll find Jane's ancestors.

You don't specifically say what you're looking for or the ballpark age of this Jane NORTHEY but in looking at some online resources, I'd suggest this possibility:


Marriage Sept quarter 1889 Newcastle Upon Tyne with choices including Jane Polkinghorne NORTHEY and Joseph STAMP

Then looking in the online 1881 census at there is a 9 year old Jane P NORTHEY born in "Shutton Durham" in the household of a 43 year old Richard NORTHEY with his birthplace given as "Creegbrose", Cornwall. This would be Creegbrawse near Chacewater, Cornwall. Other family members were born in Todpool and "Chasewater" which are also in the area where I research NORTHEYs.

I will have to look into my records further but believe that Richard's marriage to Grace was not his first. There is a marriage record at FreeBMD in Durham registration district December quarter 1869 which has choices of Richard NORTHEY and Grace WILLIAMS and I think that these may be Jane's parents. (Of course a birth certificate would be definitive!)

If interested in going back further or if you need hints on Cornish research let me know. I don't know if that's already known to you or not. If not, it's a very fun area to research with alot of free online resources available including censuses.

In the online 1841 Cornwall census at
you'll find a family in Creegbrause, Kenwyn enumeration district 15 with a 4 year old Richard and parents, Richard and Jane. As I recall off the top of my head, these would be Richard NORTHEY and Jane POLKINGHORNE and the paternal grandmother's maiden name could perhaps account for Jane's middle name assuming I'm right about that 1889 marriage.

I have alot of notebooks that I could look into in more detail if you're out there and interested.

Best wishes,
Karen in Pennsylvania, USA

Re: jane northey

Karen (View posts)
Posted: 1127044618000
Classification: Query
the info you gave me was really useful as we have been looking to see where her middle name came from. l cannot find a previous marriage for Richard but l think Grace is her mum. Any other info will be much appreciated

Re: jane northey

Posted: 1182181482000
Classification: Query
Hi Karen

Very interested in the info you have on my paternal forbears Richard Northey and Jane Polkinhorne of Creegbrawse, Cornwall. I would like to know more about the earlier generations. Can you or anyone else help? Please

June 2007

Re: jane northey

Posted: 1183906091000
Classification: Query
Dear Bob,

I have notes from the church records of Kenwyn and Chacewater dealing with the marriage of Richard and Jane and some christenings of their children.

You probably already know that Richard Northy of the parish and Jane Polkinhorne of the parish were married in Kenwyn on November 23, 1825. Both signed their names and it appeared to me that he signed it Northey not Northy as per the officiating minister. One of the witnesses was William Northey, the other Richard Manuell.

Unfortunately, I don't know who would be the parents of your Richard, but hopefully the fact that he can sign his own name and the William Northey witness might be helpful clues for you. Do you have any idea who this William NORTHEY might be?

I haven't been able to figure out the parents of my James NORTHEY who married Grace CARVOLTH in 1824 in Kenwyn for certain either despite alot of data gathering. A witness to this marriage was George Moyle NORTHEY, a son of Henry NORTHEY and Jane MOYLE. Although I'd like to fit my James into a family, I'm not sold that this is the answer based on birthdates although Henry and Jane did have a son, James. I'm leaning more toward my James's parents being James NORTHEY and Mary SANDOE of Chacewood but I still lack convincing evidence. And there are other possibilities as well.

Creegbrawse is certainly close to Chacewood and Coosehecca which are locations in the area that I know my James and Grace lived in. However, as I'm sure you're aware there are many NORTHEYs in the vicinity. Too bad censuses didn't exist before 1841 to help us get back another generation!

Best wishes,
Karen in Pennsylvania, USA

Re: jane northey

Posted: 1184052913000
Classification: Query
Hi Karen
I've just picked up your interesting reply. I'll consider it and reply more fully shortly. Though I am intrigued by the reference to MOYLE as there is a family connection there too! Regards Bob

Re: jane northey

Posted: 1251278496000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Northey Trahare
Ref to the William Northey witness. I have a William Northey in my tree who was baptised in 1799 in Kenwyn. His parents were William Northey and Ann Trahaer (Trahare). His sister Frances Northey (baptised in 1797 in Kenwyn) is my direct ancestor.

Re: jane northey

Posted: 1408466035000
Classification: Query
G'day from Down under!
After 25 years of trying to get around a major brick wall, it all came tumbling down with just a little variation in spelling!!! My 2xgrt Grandmother had us all searching for A Joanna/Joanna BRADY/RYAN born either Falmouth, Cornwall, or Ireland, sometime between 1830-1833.

We have now finally found her death certificate which clearly states Falmouth, I knew Brady was not a Cornish name but BRAY was. And there she was, Johanna/Joanna BRAY b.30 Jan 1831, Kea, baptised 21 Apr 1832 at the Baptism Circuit Falmouth, Arminian B.C.

To cut a long story short, she is the daughter of William Trewartha "Billy" BRAY and his wife, Johanna/Joanna BRAY who were married in Kea 16 Jul 1821. This Johanna was the dau of Joseph BRAY and Jane NORTHEY who were married in Kenwyn, 07 Oct 1786. And there the golden path comes to an abrupt halt!

I am unable to locate ANY further details on this Jane NORTHEY! There doesn't seem to be any related researchers who know any more than I have found since yesterday!

I have checked the OPC where I found the marriage which def states groom as Joseph BRAY and bride as Jane NORTHEY, of Kenwyn. As far as Baptisms go, there is a Jennifer NORTHEY of Kenwyn in 1770, dau of William or there is a Joan NORTHEY of Altarnum, in 1760 dau of Nevil!

There is nothing on and I get no matches at all for a search on! In FindMyPast I found another Jane NORTHEY, this one, also from Kenwyn, was marrying on 22 Apr 1797 to William BERRYMAN. I have googled for hours and all for nought!

So who has MY Jane NORTHEY hidden in their cabbage patch, coz I KNOW she ain't not been bornded yet or I would have found more than I have at this point in time!

Any information leading to the capture of this ancestor or her family would be much appreciated!
Many thanks,
Michelle Kahler,
Glenwood, Qld, Aust.

Re: jane northey

Posted: 1417398486000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Northey Bray
Dear Michelle,

Hopefully you've found more information since your post. Over the years I've spent a lot of time looking for NORTHEYs in this area. There are many with this surname and many churches in the vicinity with families frequently using more than one church and not necessarily the parish that they live in.

Approaching your issue of Jane NORTHEY BRAY from the end of life, I wonder if your Jane is the Jane BRAY, age 70, independent, living in Kerley Downs, Kea, in the 1841 census. Her entry is between two BRAY families, one headed by a Josiah and one headed by a Mary with multiple children who seem to have been baptized in Gwennap with father Joseph. This could be Jane NORTHEY BRAY's son, Joseph.

Certainly other possibilities exist BUT if your Jane is this one then she could be the 78 year old Jane from Kerley who was buried in Kea in 1846 so putting her birth year about 1768.

That's quite interesting that you're related to Billy BRAY the preacher.

Good luck,
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