The WEATHERSTON Connection
On revisiting some earlier research, I find that I first discovered the WEATHERSTON-PALMER connection as far
back as 2001.
I was searching for my gt gt grandfather's elder brother, Stephen PALMER on the 1881 census and I found him
living with his married daughter and her family in South Shields:
RG11 Piece 5020 Folio 8 Page 12
King Street House & Shop, South Shields, Durham
At that time I thought the family name was WEATHERSON, as per the 1881 England Census transcript - which
is why I couldn't find any trace of them on the 1891 England census or in the GRO Indexes.
But once I found Elizabeth and Andrew's marriage registration, I was away :)
Now the puzzles began:
Why did Stephen take his family upto Northumberland in the first place - far away from the Fens of
Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire? Possibly for the same reason that his brother William took his family
to Lancashire - there was no work in Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire in the mid 19th Century due to an
And where was Elizabeth, Stephen's wife?
One thing I have found is that the name WEATHERSTON in the Borders is as bad as the PALMER name in
Norfolk - they're everywhere!
More will be added to this page as time permits!
June 09 - New WEATHERSTON Research Mailing List
October 2008 - Isabella Jane WEATHERSTON of Norham, Horncliffe and Tweedmill -
is she a connection? As she surely had an interesting life, but again, more questions than answers.
Andrew & Elizabeth WEATHERSTON
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This page created 24 October 2008
& amended/updated 18:23 05/11/2013
|| WHERE BORN
|Folio 8, pg. 12
||Boot and Shoe Dealer
|| South Shields, Durham.
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