James Auld of Morpeth, Northumberland, a yeoman, married Mary Sayer, a spinter of Crossgate in the chapelry of St.Margaret, Durham City, by licence in 1818. Surety was offered by William Scales, gentleman of Durham City. Both were aged 21 (or over) The marriage was witnessed by Hannah Perry, William Peele.
Is this the James Auld, Ostler of Darlington, who died in 1849 - there is the prerog of a James Auld of darlington dated March 1851 believed to relate to this man though I have not seen the documentation, held at the Borthwick. Also, is this the same couple who settled in Darlington and had several children. That James was described there as an Ostler before his death in 1849.
The 1861 census finds the widowed Mary Auld with her grown family - Elizth Auld 42, Thos Auld 32, Mary Auld 29, James Auld 24, Sarah Auld 21, and a visitor, Margt Howe 24. This is likely to be the Mary Auld whose death was registered the following year.
My interest is in Mary Sayer, though I am not certain who she is yet. Can you provide any further information to verify the above?