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Joseph BLAIR& Ann SMURTHWAITE, Marr: 1841 Auckland, Durham

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Joseph BLAIR& Ann SMURTHWAITE, Marr: 1841 Auckland, Durham

Alexander Blair (View posts)
Posted: 5 May 2003 8:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Apr 2012 9:24AM GMT
Surnames: BLAIR, SMURTHWAITE
Henry Greenlaw Blair said at his marriage in 1895 March 29th that his parent's names were Joseph Blair and Ann Smurthwait and that both were dead and that he was 31 years of age [born 1863 actually].
I managed to find a marriage, in 1841, Auckland, Durham, of a couple with these names and subsequently the Assistant Registrar found the births [to parents with these names] of seven children born between 1845 & 1860 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Westgate, but these did not include Henry. No record of his birth in Newcastle could be found.
BIRTHS
1845 Elizabeth Jane
1847 Joseph
1849 Mary Ann
1852 John William
1855 Joseph
1858 Thomas
1860 Nicholas
[1863 Henry Greenlaw (no record)]

1881 CENSUS
907 Scotswood Road, Elswick, Northumberland
John Blair,Unmarried,29yrs,Male,Born Elswick,Newcastle
Head,Coal Miner
Nicholas Blair,Unmarried,21yrs,Male,Born Elswick,Newcastle
Brother,Iron Turner
Henry Blair,17yrs,Male,Born Elswick,Newcastle
Brother,Labourer
Jane A. Nicholson,Unmarried,23yrs,Female,Born Durham
Servant,Housekeeper(Dos)

John Blair & Jane Nicholson married in 1882 September at Cockermouth, Cumbria

Does anyone know how I might positively link Henry to this family?
I know the 1881 Census says he is the brother of two males who have the same names as two of the children of a couple bearing the same names as he claimed were his own parents.
But this family may have taken him in or adopted him.
I'd like to have a birth record.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Alexander Blair 5 May 2003 2:02PM GMT 
ru68uk 24 May 2003 3:36PM GMT 
Alexander Blair 24 May 2003 9:22PM GMT 
blaia001 23 Jan 2007 11:59AM GMT 
Tom Hughes 29 Apr 2012 12:37PM GMT 
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