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Old 4th April 2012, 03:00   #1
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I am trying to find out who my GG grandfather's wife's parents are. I have the following details:
John Hy Dunn (1828 - 1906) married Mary Isabella Donkin (c1831 - 1886) in 1852 see below:
Name: John Dunn
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1852
Registration district: Newcastle upon Tyne
Inferred County: Northumberland
Volume Number: 10b
Page Number: 133

I thought Mary's parents were Henry Donkin & Jane Smith but now I think this is wrong I think her father was Henry but the mother was not Jane Smith can anyone help? Mary Isabella's birth was in Birtley, Northumberland.

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Re: Dunn Robson

Hello Jan,

name: Mary Isabella Donkin
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 26 May 1831
baptism/christening place: BIRTLEY,NORTHUMBERLAND,ENGLAND
birth date:
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: Henry Taylor Donkin
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Jane
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: P00244-1
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 252549
reference number:

Several questions. Do you know for sure if Mary had any siblings? Also do you suspect there are 2x Henry & spouse Jane? One of which is Jane SMITH?

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Re: Dunn Robson

The middle name matches:

Extracted IGI record:

HENRY TAYLOR DONKIN

Spouse: JANE SMITH
Marriage: 05 JUN 1830 Birtley, Northumberland, England

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Re: Dunn Robson

The DONKINs born in Sunderland, Durham to parents Henry & Jane = Jane BYERS.

groom's name: Henry Donkin
groom's birth date:
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bride's name: Jane Byers
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marriage date: 29 Dec 1829
marriage place: Sunderland,Durham,England
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indexing project (batch) number: M00280-1
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source film number: 91114, 91116
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Re: Dunn Robson

Hi these are births in Northumberland to Henry and Jane (Smith)
The first two although in different parishes are to Henry Taylor Donkin..

1. MARY ISABELLA DONKIN
Gender: Female Christening: 26 MAY 1831 Birtley, Northumberland, England

2. ANN DONKIN
Gender: Female Christening: 25 MAY 1833 Wark On Tyne, Northumberland, England

3. JANE DONKIN
Gender: Female Christening: 09 AUG 1835 Wark On Tyne, Northumberland, England

4. ELIZABETH DONKIN
Gender: Female Christening: 16 JUN 1837 Wark On Tyne, Northumberland, England

5. BARBARA DONKIN
Gender: Female Christening: 26 JUL 1840 Wark On Tyne, Northumberland, England


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these are children to Henry and Jane (Byers) in Sunderland, Durham

1. RICHARDSON DONKIN
Gender: Male Birth: 22 APR 1832 Sunderland, Durham, England

2. JANE DONKIN
Gender: Female Birth: 12 AUG 1834 Sunderland, Durham, England

3. GEORGE DONKIN
Gender: Male Birth: 13 OCT 1837 Sunderland, Durham, England

4. Maria Donkin
Gender: Female Birth: 28 JUL 1840 Sunderland, Durham, England

this and Daveham's post No3 makes me ask why you think the mother was not Jane Smith

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Re: Dunn Robson

Someone contacted me and told me that I had the wrong wife for Henry Donkin in my tree she told me that Jane Smith is her relative and that one of the children had the middle name Smith after Jane. I am now unsure that this is the correct wife of Henry Donkin.

Mary Isabella Donkin's husband is John Hy Dunn born b 1828 Wark Northumberland his father was from South Shields and his mother was born within the registration district of Bellingham.

John & Mary were married in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1852 and lived in Newcastle upon Tyne, Mary died in 1886 and was buried in Elswick, Newcastle upon tyne. John had a paper staining and manufacturing company. I don't know how I can tell who his wife's parents are if Jane Smith is not correct.

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Re: Dunn Robson

I don't know much at all about the family, my father never met his father's family. My father's father according to the family shamed them because he drank too much and did not take enough responsibility in the family business.

Due to this we only know the information that my father was told by his father.

On the marriage certificate for my father's father it states Matthew paper maker, this backed up what my father told me. It is quite difficult when there has been a rift in the family. My father's father died before I was born in South Shields.

Afraid its a bit complicated.

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Hello Jan,

name: Mary Isabella Donkin
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 26 May 1831
baptism/christening place: BIRTLEY,NORTHUMBERLAND,ENGLAND
birth date:
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: Henry Taylor Donkin
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Jane
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: P00244-1
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 252549
reference number:

Several questions. Do you know for sure if Mary had any siblings? Also do you suspect there are 2x Henry & spouse Jane? One of which is Jane SMITH?

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Re: Dunn Robson

There is no Mary Isabella in the second option it makes sense that it was Jane Smith but the woman that contacted me was certain its not.

Thank you

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Hi these are births in Northumberland to Henry and Jane (Smith)
The first two although in different parishes are to Henry Taylor Donkin..

1. MARY ISABELLA DONKIN
Gender: Female Christening: 26 MAY 1831 Birtley, Northumberland, England

2. ANN DONKIN
Gender: Female Christening: 25 MAY 1833 Wark On Tyne, Northumberland, England

3. JANE DONKIN
Gender: Female Christening: 09 AUG 1835 Wark On Tyne, Northumberland, England

4. ELIZABETH DONKIN
Gender: Female Christening: 16 JUN 1837 Wark On Tyne, Northumberland, England

5. BARBARA DONKIN
Gender: Female Christening: 26 JUL 1840 Wark On Tyne, Northumberland, England


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these are children to Henry and Jane (Byers) in Sunderland, Durham

1. RICHARDSON DONKIN
Gender: Male Birth: 22 APR 1832 Sunderland, Durham, England

2. JANE DONKIN
Gender: Female Birth: 12 AUG 1834 Sunderland, Durham, England

3. GEORGE DONKIN
Gender: Male Birth: 13 OCT 1837 Sunderland, Durham, England

4. Maria Donkin
Gender: Female Birth: 28 JUL 1840 Sunderland, Durham, England

this and Daveham's post No3 makes me ask why you think the mother was not Jane Smith

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Re: Dunn Robson

I would ask this contact how they know that Jane Smith is not yours. I would say the records seem to favour your understanding

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