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Royal Oak, 93 High street, Byers Green, Spennymoor DL16

Byers Green pub history index

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Durham.

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My great x2 grandmother, Alice Watson, nee Brown, is in Kelly's 1879 Directory at The Royal Oak. She was widowed since January 1876,when her husband,Thomas died. She was the daughter of pitman Cuthbert Brown, born 1821 at Oxclose and married at Shincliffe in 1842.She died, aged 85, at Wingate, Easington & was buried 1905,at Byers Green. Thomas was a colliery overman. Their daughter, Margaret Jane Watson married Matthew Bird, my great grandparents. Matthew was a colliery banksman, onsetter and finally shifter.In 1911 his family were at 7, Wilkinson Street.Their daughter, Isabel Bird , born 1878, in Byers Green, married my grandfather, Alexander James Haggie, in 1901. *
I am my family's genealogist and lodged more info with St Peter's Church some years ago. I have visited the village years ago and the Haggies were recalled. They came from Strathearn,Perthshire. The Watsons & Browns were Co Durham mining dynasties. *

1881/William Richardson/Inn Keeper/42/Ferryhill, Durham/Census
1881/Mary Ann Richardson/Wife/37/Stockton, Durham/Census
1881/William Richardson/Son, Coal Miner/19/Ferryhill, Durham/Census
1881/Thomas Richardson/Son, Coal Miner/16/Evenwood, Durham/Census
1881/Elizabeth A Richardson/Daughter/14/Evenwood, Durham/Census
1881/John Richardson/Son/11/Evenwood, Durham/Census
1881/Eliza Richardson/Daughter/8/Evenwood, Durham/Census
1881/Mary Jane Richardson/Daughter/5/Evenwood, Durham/Census
1881/Matthew Rowlands/Visitor, Coal Miner/27/Ferryhill, Durham/Census
1881/Elizabeth Robson/Servant/14/Evenwood, Durham/Census

1890/Joseph Kell/../../../Kellys Directory of Durham

1901/Joseph Saint/Licensed Victualler/37/Ferryhill, Durham/Census
1901/Hannah Saint/Wife/32/Newfield, Durham/Census
1901/Mary E Stephenson/Sister in Law/13/Newfield, Durham/Census
1901/Isabella Storey/General Servant/19/Byers Green, Durham/Census

1902/Joseph Saint/../../../Kellys Directory of Durham **

1911/Thomas Robson/Inn Keeper/41/Chester le street, Durham/Census
1911/Amelia Robson/Wife/39/Chester le street, Durham/Census
1911/Florence Annie Robson/Daughter/1/Byers Green, Durham/Census
1911/Alice Storey/Servant/26/Byers Green, Durham/Census

1914/Samuel Forth/../../../Kellys Directory of Durham **

* provided by Valery Cowley

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