Ellen Rachel McMahon

Female, CreeID#3305, (9 January 1810 - 1832)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Ellen Rachel McMahon was born on 9 January 1810 in Thornhill House, Stalbridge, Dorset, England.1,2 She was the daughter of John McMahon (alias Cree) and Ann Stickland. Ellen Rachel McMahon was baptised on 24 February 1812 in Stalbridge, Dorset, England. John, James, Ellen and Ann were baptised on the same day.3

Ellen Rachel McMahon accompanied John McMahon (alias Cree) and Ann Stickland when they moved from Thornhill House to Moignes Court, Owermoigne, Dorset, England, in 1828. Thornhill House was actually sold in 1828 and Moignes Court was purchased in 1827.4,5

Ellen Rachel McMahon died in 1832 in Weymouth, Dorset, England.6 She was buried on 4 May 1832 in Owermoigne, Dorset, England.6

Owermoigne Church was restored in 1883 with Trust funds left by the Rev John Robert Cree, the rector of Owermoigne from 1836 to 1881, to his nephew, George John Stone (alias Cree). The stained glass windows, including one under the bell tower in the West end with an inscription, recording the restoration of the Church, would have been installed in 1883.

"This window is erected to the Glory of God and in affectionate Remembrance of John Cree and Ann Cree his wife and also of Ellen Rachel Cree, Ann Sarah Cree, John Robert Cree, and James Cree, children of the above by Georgiana Stone Sole surviving child of John Cree."7

References

  1. [S1] Parish Register of the relevant parish, Stalbridge, Dorset.
  2. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm
  3. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 17 May 2011.
  4. [S325] Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd 'Moignes and its medieval windows', The Field, unknown volume, unknown number, April 1986, unknown page.
  5. [S391] (ed.) C.W.H.Dicker, "Came and Owermoigne," Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club, Vol. XXX (1909), "At Owermoigne the party were cordially welcomed at the Court by Mr. G. Cecil Cree and Mrs. Cree. On the lawn, Mr. CREE said... "... the place belonged to
    Williamza... wife of the Honourable Lionel Darner, youngest son of the Earl of Dorchester. At Mrs. Darner's decease in 1827 the manor was sold to John Cree. A great deal of Owermoigne was cultivated on the common field system ; but this was altered,
    and divided into farms by Act of Parliament in 1829."
  6. [S365] Website Dorset Online Parish Clerks (http://www.opcdorset.org/), Owermoigne.
  7. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Martin Cree, 21 May 2011.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Ann Sarah McMahon

Female, CreeID#3306, (9 May 1811 - 4 May 1846)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Ann Sarah McMahon was born on 9 May 1811 in Thornhill House, Stalbridge, Dorset, England.1 She was the daughter of John McMahon (alias Cree) and Ann Stickland. Ann Sarah McMahon was baptised on 24 February 1812 in Stalbridge, Dorset, England. John, James, Ellen and Ann were baptised on the same day.2

Ann Sarah McMahon accompanied John McMahon (alias Cree) and Ann Stickland when they moved from Thornhill House to Moignes Court, Owermoigne, Dorset, England, in 1828. Thornhill House was actually sold in 1828 and Moignes Court was purchased in 1827.3,4

Ann Sarah McMahon died on 4 May 1846 in Hanwell, Middlesex, England.5,6 She was buried on 12 May 1846 in Owermoigne, Dorset, England.6

Owermoigne Church was restored in 1883 with Trust funds left by the Rev John Robert Cree, the rector of Owermoigne from 1836 to 1881, to his nephew, George John Stone (alias Cree). The stained glass windows, including one under the bell tower in the West end with an inscription, recording the restoration of the Church, would have been installed in 1883.

"This window is erected to the Glory of God and in affectionate Remembrance of John Cree and Ann Cree his wife and also of Ellen Rachel Cree, Ann Sarah Cree, John Robert Cree, and James Cree, children of the above by Georgiana Stone Sole surviving child of John Cree."7

References

  1. [S1] Parish Register of the relevant parish, Stalbridge, Dorset.
  2. [S446] Family Search web site, www.familysearch.org, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NDLH-NMR
  3. [S325] Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd 'Moignes and its medieval windows', The Field, unknown volume, unknown number, April 1986, unknown page.
  4. [S391] (ed.) C.W.H.Dicker, "Came and Owermoigne," Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club, Vol. XXX (1909), "At Owermoigne the party were cordially welcomed at the Court by Mr. G. Cecil Cree and Mrs. Cree. On the lawn, Mr. CREE said... "... the place belonged to
    Williamza... wife of the Honourable Lionel Darner, youngest son of the Earl of Dorchester. At Mrs. Darner's decease in 1827 the manor was sold to John Cree. A great deal of Owermoigne was cultivated on the common field system ; but this was altered,
    and divided into farms by Act of Parliament in 1829."
  5. [S186] The Gentleman's Magazine, 1846. Obituaries Page 665, "May 4. Anne-Sarah, eldest surviving dau. of John Cree esq. of Ower Moigne."
  6. [S365] Website Dorset Online Parish Clerks (http://www.opcdorset.org/), Owermoigne.
  7. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Martin Cree, 21 May 2011.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Charles Longworth McMahon

Male, CreeID#3307, (c October 1808 - 1809)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Charles Longworth McMahon was born c October 1808.1 He was the son of John McMahon (alias Cree) and Ann Stickland.

Charles Longworth McMahon died in 1809.2 He was buried on 6 July 1809 in Stalbridge, Dorset, England.3

References

  1. [S1] Parish Register of the relevant parish, Stalbridge, Dorset, "based on age 9 months recorded in burial register."
  2. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, "died an infant..."
  3. [S1] Parish Register, Stalbridge, Dorset, "Burials 1809... July 6th Charles Longsworth (sic) 9 Months / Son of John McMahon Esqr."
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Ann Burnell

Female, CreeID#3308
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Ann Burnell married James Cree, son of John Cree and Nancy (---), on 27 March 1799 in St George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey, England. They were married by licence. Both were unmarried and "of this parish" (of Southwark.)1

Her daughter Eleanor Mary Cree was baptised on 25 December 1801 in St Mary, Lambeth, Surrey, England.2,3

Her daughter Caroline Matilda Cree was born on 28 November 1803.3

Children of Ann Burnell and James Cree

References

  1. [S1] Parish Register of the relevant parish, transcribed by Trevor Cree, 22 Oct 2013.
  2. [S85] International Genealogical Index 1992 or "old" Family Search web site, Church of Latter Day Saints, Extracted birth or christening record for locality listed in the record.
  3. [S1] Parish Register, Extracted by Trevor Cree, July 2011.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Eleanor Mary Cree

Female, CreeID#3309, (25 December 1801 - November 1804)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Eleanor Mary Cree was baptised on 25 December 1801 in St Mary, Lambeth, Surrey, England.1,2 She was the daughter of James Cree and Ann Burnell.

Eleanor Mary Cree died in November 1804 in St James, London, England.3 She was buried on 15 November 1804 in St Anne, Soho, London, England.3

References

  1. [S85] International Genealogical Index 1992 or "old" Family Search web site, Church of Latter Day Saints, Extracted birth or christening record for locality listed in the record.
  2. [S1] Parish Register of the relevant parish, Extracted by Trevor Cree, July 2011.
  3. [S454] Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk), Burials, St Anne, Soho, Bishops Transcripts.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Caroline Matilda Cree

Female, CreeID#3310, (28 November 1803 - )
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Caroline Matilda Cree was born on 28 November 1803.1 She was the daughter of James Cree and Ann Burnell. Caroline Matilda Cree was baptised on 14 April 1805 in St Mary, Lambeth, Surrey, England. (Carolina Matilda was the name of James Cree's stepmother.)2,1

References

  1. [S1] Parish Register of the relevant parish, Extracted by Trevor Cree, July 2011.
  2. [S85] International Genealogical Index 1992 or "old" Family Search web site, Church of Latter Day Saints, Record submitted by a member of the LDS Church.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Thomas Cree (of Tyneside)

Male, CreeID#3311, (c 1734? - )
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
Thomas Cree (of Tyneside) was born c 1734?.

Thomas Cree (of Tyneside) married Elizabeth Todd, daughter of Matthew Todd, on 3 July 1758 in Gateshead, County Durham, England.1

His daughter Isabel Cree was baptised on 29 June 1760 in Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.2

His son Thomas Cree was born on 8 December 1762.2

His daughter Elizabeth Cree was born on 23 February 1766.2

His son Matthew Cree was born on 18 December 1768 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.2,3

His son John Cree was born on 27 August 1771.2

His daughter Mary Cree was born on 27 April 1778.2

Thomas Cree (of Tyneside) was a shoemaker.4

Children of Thomas Cree (of Tyneside) and Elizabeth Todd

References

  1. [S446] Family Search web site, www.familysearch.org, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NLZM-H9S
  2. [S190] Records of the Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle.
  3. [S149] UK Census 30 Mar 1851, Ref HO107/2406 p 16, "age 82 born Northd., Newcastle."
  4. [S494] Indexes to marriages at the Guild of One-Name Studies marriage index or BMD vault, This was shown on the record of the second marriage of his son Matthew in 1840.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Elizabeth Todd

Female, CreeID#3312, (21 April 1735 - )
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
Elizabeth Todd was baptised on 21 April 1735 in St John, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.1 She was the daughter of Matthew Todd.

On 3 July 1758, Elizabeth Todd was also known as Elisabeth Todd.

Elizabeth Todd married Thomas Cree (of Tyneside) on 3 July 1758 in Gateshead, County Durham, England.2

Her daughter Isabel Cree was baptised on 29 June 1760 in Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.3

Her son Thomas Cree was born on 8 December 1762.3

Her daughter Elizabeth Cree was born on 23 February 1766.3

Her son Matthew Cree was born on 18 December 1768 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.3,4

Her son John Cree was born on 27 August 1771.3

Her daughter Mary Cree was born on 27 April 1778.3

Children of Elizabeth Todd and Thomas Cree (of Tyneside)

References

  1. [S446] Family Search web site, www.familysearch.org, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N5T8-QZG
  2. [S446] Family Search web site, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NLZM-H9S
  3. [S190] Records of the Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle.
  4. [S149] UK Census 30 Mar 1851, Ref HO107/2406 p 16, "age 82 born Northd., Newcastle."
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Isabel Cree

Female, CreeID#3313, (29 June 1760 - )
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
Isabel Cree was born on 7 June 1760.1 She was baptised on 29 June 1760 in Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Cree (of Tyneside) and Elizabeth Todd.

References

  1. [S190] Records of the Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Thomas Cree

Male, CreeID#3314, (8 December 1762 - )
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
Thomas Cree was born on 8 December 1762.1 He was the son of Thomas Cree (of Tyneside) and Elizabeth Todd. Thomas Cree was baptised on 26 December 1762 in Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.1

References

  1. [S190] Records of the Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Elizabeth Cree

Female, CreeID#3315, (23 February 1766 - )
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
Elizabeth Cree was baptised on 23 February 1766 in Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.1 She was born on 23 February 1766.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Cree (of Tyneside) and Elizabeth Todd.

References

  1. [S190] Records of the Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Matthew Cree

Male, CreeID#3316, (18 December 1768 - )
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
Matthew Cree was born on 18 December 1768 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.1,2 He was the son of Thomas Cree (of Tyneside) and Elizabeth Todd. Matthew Cree was baptised on 1 January 1769 in Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.1

Matthew Cree married Eleanor Hamilton, daughter of David Hamilton and Ann Hamilton (married name), on 12 October 1796 in St Nicolas, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.3

His son James Cree was born on 8 September 1799 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.4

His daughter Eleanor Cree was born on 2 September 1804.1

Matthew Cree married Ann Moffitt, daughter of John Moffitt and Jane Moffit (married name), on 23 December 1840 in the parish church, Wallsend, Northumberland, England. Matthew was a shoemaker "of this parish" and his father Thomas was also a shoemaker. Both bride and groom were widowed. Ann's previous husband was named Kendle.5

On 7 June 1841 Matthew Cree and Ann Moffitt were living in Parish of St John, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. Mathew was a shoemaker aged 70 (rounded down) and Ann was 65.6

In 1845 Matthew Cree was an Elder of the Goat Market Meeting House, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, and made donations of books to the Presbyterian College Library and one shilling in 1846 to the Home Mission Fund.7

On 30 March 1851 Matthew Cree and Ann Moffitt were living in Friars, Newcastle St John, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. He was a porter in a savings bank aged 82 and Ann was 75.8

Children of Matthew Cree and Eleanor Hamilton

Family: Matthew Cree and Ann Moffitt

References

  1. [S190] Records of the Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle.
  2. [S149] UK Census 30 Mar 1851, Ref HO107/2406 p 16, "age 82 born Northd., Newcastle."
  3. [S16] Personal communication, Jonathan Preston.
  4. [S85] International Genealogical Index 1992 or "old" Family Search web site, Church of Latter Day Saints.
  5. [S494] Indexes to marriages at the Guild of One-Name Studies marriage index or BMD vault, 2013.
  6. [S192] UK Census 7 June 1841, HO107; Piece: 824; Folio: 6; Page: 5.
  7. [S421] The English Presbyterian Messenger, October 1845, pp 95, 96, 187 (pub. London 1845), "... express our heartfelt gratitude to the Session of the Groat Market Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and to Mr. Matthew Cree, one of the Elders of that Church, for one of the handsomest donations of books which the College Library has ever received... Donations to the College Library... From Mr Matthew Cree, an Elder in the Groat Market, Newcastle. [Five religious books are then listed. Other donors from Groat Market are also listed.]"
  8. [S149] UK Census 1851, Ref HO107/2406 p 16.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Eleanor Hamilton

Female, CreeID#3317, (9 August 1767 - before 1840)
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
Eleanor Hamilton was baptised on 9 August 1767 in St Nicholas Parish, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.1 She was the daughter of David Hamilton and Ann Hamilton (married name).

Eleanor Hamilton married Matthew Cree, son of Thomas Cree (of Tyneside) and Elizabeth Todd, on 12 October 1796 in St Nicolas, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.2

Her son James Cree was born on 8 September 1799 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.3

Her daughter Eleanor Cree was born on 2 September 1804.4

Eleanor Hamilton died before 1840.

Children of Eleanor Hamilton and Matthew Cree

References

  1. [S446] Family Search web site, www.familysearch.org, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQND-QF8
  2. [S16] Personal communication, Jonathan Preston.
  3. [S85] International Genealogical Index 1992 or "old" Family Search web site, Church of Latter Day Saints.
  4. [S190] Records of the Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Eleanor Cree

Female, CreeID#3318, (2 September 1804 - )
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
Eleanor Cree was born on 2 September 1804.1 She was the daughter of Matthew Cree and Eleanor Hamilton. Eleanor Cree was baptised on 30 September 1804 in Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.1

References

  1. [S190] Records of the Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

John Cree

Male, CreeID#3319, (27 August 1771 - 7 November 1847)
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
John Cree was a cordwainer.1,2 He was born on 27 August 1771.3 He was the son of Thomas Cree (of Tyneside) and Elizabeth Todd. John Cree was baptised on 22 September 1771 in Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.3

John Cree married Ann Gibbon, daughter of William Gibbon, on 4 November 1793 in St Nicolas, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.1

His daughter Elizabeth Cree was baptised on 17 April 1794 in Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.1

His son Thomas Cree was born on 13 July 1796.3

His daughter Margaret Gibbon Cree was born on 23 May 1798 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.3,4

His son Henry Cree was born on 1 November 1800 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.3

His son John Cree was baptised on 24 August 1803 in Auckland St Helen, County Durham, England.1

His son John Cree was baptised on 27 January 1805 in Auckland St Helen, County Durham.1

His son John Cree died on 3 July 1828 in Aycliffe Lane, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, England.5,6,7

His wife Ann Gibbon died c May 1839 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham, England.8

John Cree left a will dated 9 September 1847.2

John Cree died on 7 November 1847 in Shildon, County Durham, England.2

Children of John Cree and Ann Gibbon

References

  1. [S16] Personal communication, Jon Preston.
  2. [S419] Website, Durham Probate Records: pre-1858 Durham will registers 50-63, 1840-1858, p164-166. http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ead/dpr/dpr1-2-3.xml, 9 September 1847 / registered copy of will; John CREE, shoemaker, of Shildon in the county of Durham. Died 7 November 1847.
  3. [S190] Records of the Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle.
  4. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Jane Clayton 21 Sep 2009 enclosing image of 1861 Census entry RG9/3728 p 29 (f 18) and 1871 Census entry RG10/5067 p22.
  5. [S193] Unidentified cutting, "After breaking a wheel within the first few days, and almost certainly others during its first 12 months, [Locomotion] no. 1 burst its flue at Aycliffe Lane on July 1, 1828, while water was being taken into the tender. According to Rastrick & Walker's 'Report on the Comparative Merits of Locomotive and Fixed Engines' (1829) this explosion was due to the carelessness of the engine-man in allowing the weights of the safety valve, which had been fixed down during the journey, to remain in that position when the engine was at rest."
  6. [S381] C. McGowan, Rail, Steam and Speed: The Rocket and the Birth of Steam Locomotion (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004), "Nor were any lessons learned, either by the company or by the drivers, because, just three months later, Locomotion exploded under similar circumstances, killing the driver, John Cree. Significantly, perhaps, these catastrophes hardly got any mention in the company records. Hackworth, who was in charge of all locomotives, merely recorded:
    "July 1 - 1828 John Cree goeing [sic] down the line No 1 Locomotive at Aycliffe Lane while getting water the Engine exploded... Cree died on the 3 at 3 o-clock morning."

    [...]

    On 1 July 1828 the boiler of Locomotion itself exploded while she was taking on water. John Cree, the driver, was killed outright, while Edward Turnbull, the water pumper, was maimed for life. It was said that his face was permanently speckled in the blast, like a dalmatian dog's..."
  7. [S421] The Northern Echo, Thursday 15th March 2007, "Born Cree", "The plaque was solid bronze, but long abandoned and filthy - hacky black, as they say in Shildon, where it was discovered amid a pile of rubbish in an abandoned tea hut at the railway sports ground.

    We mentioned as much two weeks ago, restoration by Peter Dargue and friends having revealed that it was a memorial to Pte John Cree of the 4th Royal Fusiliers, who died in 1917.

    But who was John Cree, and why should so handsome a tribute so ignominiously have been abandoned? As they might say in the Cree family, the chickens have been coming home to roost.

    Not only have we discovered much more about Pte Cree but also that one of his direct forebears - another John Cree, engine driver - was killed in 1828 when the boiler of Locomotion No 1 exploded.

    Bits of the rudimentary locomotive were spread across adjoining fields at Aycliffe Level, where Heighington railway station now stands. Water pumper Edward Turnbull was so badly burned "that his face was black and speckled like a Dalmatian dog ever after".

    The main source of this information is 78-year-old Dennis Cree Turnbull, the engine man's great great great grandson and the soldier's second cousin.

    "I once tried to find something about the Locomotion explosion in contemporary records," he recalls. "There was nothing about John Cree but quite a lot about a cow it killed."

    Cree is a proud family name, now passed down to Dennis's three-year-old grandson. Turnbull appears coincidental - just as John Dixon, helpful treasurer of the North-East War Memorials Project, has the same name as the chap who carried the red flag in front of the steam belching iron horse.

    That Darlington has a John Dixon Lane isn't happenstance at all. The war memorial man is.

    The early locomotives were always unreliable, of course, records suggesting that Locomotion No 1 once simply "fell over" at New Shildon, though it will not have been the last to do that.

    Four months before poor Cree was killed, Locomotive No 2 - known as Hope - had also exploded at Simpasture, near what is now Newton Aycliffe, blowing John Gillespie, the driver, for 24 yards. He died from his injuries, probably the first fatality on a public passenger railway.

    John Cree died on July 3, 1828, two days after the accident, and is thought to have been buried the following day at St Helen's Auckland.

    Though Timothy Hackworth rebuilt Locomotion No 1 three times, the engine covering 25,000 miles a year, it was rapidly - well, relatively rapidly - being overtaken by mechanical advance.

    It was taken out of service in 1841, worked as a pumping engine in the south Durham pits and in 1850 was offered as scrap for £100. There were no takers: the rest is railway history.

    John Heslop in Durham, also most helpful, suggests putting "Shildon" and "John Cree" into Google - how would Hackworth have fuelled a search engine? - finding the German Wikipedia site and hitting the "translate" key.

    There instantly emerges a vast treatise, in which that great pioneering undertaking is known throughout as the Stick clay/tone and Darlington Railway.

    "It connected to locations like Bishop Auckland, Shildon and Darlington coming to a hold on tea and haven Darlington, the today's Middlesbrough."

    Something, alas, appears to have been lost in the translation.

    Born in Shildon, Dennis Turnbull has long been in Darlington. "My father foolishly volunteered for the First World War," he says. "When they came home, people didn't want to know about the soldiers, so finally he had to come here to find work."

    It was Dennis, an enthusiastic family historian, who contacted Peter Dargue after the find appeared in the column.
    Brought back from the trenches in France, Pte Cree had died in a Stockport hospital just days before his 20th birthday. His coffin was covered in the Union Jack, the last post played by two members of the 1st Shildon Scouts as, in a snowstorm, it was lowered into grave 541 in All Saints churchyard.

    The family were leading members of the Primitive Methodist church in St John's Road, Shildon, then one of seven Methodist churches in the town. John Dixon guesses that the plaque probably hung there - it's not 100 yards from the sports ground - until the chapel's demolition 40 years ago.

    The Durham County Chronicle reported that a large congregation had sung Nearer My God To Thee and God Moves in a Mysterious Way, a theme bravely taken up at the funeral by the Rev John Brewis.

    "That a young man in the flower of manhood should be allowed to be cut down is an enigma to human experience," said the minister. "We cannot understand many of the mysteries of this life, but God is too wise to err in his dealings with us.
    "Pte Cree felt that his country needed him, and he responded to the call."

    Peter Dargue believes that the memorial plaque couldn't be in better hands. Dennis Turnbull, nice feller, offers it to any with a better family claim.

    "There are no good wars but that one was terrible, slaughter. So many young lives thrown away like John's. Just terrible.""
  8. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, GRO Ref Vol 24 p6.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Ann Gibbon

Female, CreeID#3320, (20 September 1772 - c May 1839)
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
Ann Gibbon was born on 20 September 1772 in Auckland St Helen, County Durham, England. (This birth record is the most likely of three that might refer to John's wife.)1 She was the daughter of William Gibbon.

Ann Gibbon married John Cree, son of Thomas Cree (of Tyneside) and Elizabeth Todd, on 4 November 1793 in St Nicolas, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.2

Her daughter Elizabeth Cree was baptised on 17 April 1794 in Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.2

Her son Thomas Cree was born on 13 July 1796.3

Her daughter Margaret Gibbon Cree was born on 23 May 1798 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.3,4

Her son Henry Cree was born on 1 November 1800 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.3

Her son John Cree was baptised on 24 August 1803 in Auckland St Helen, County Durham.2

Her son John Cree was baptised on 27 January 1805 in Auckland St Helen, County Durham.2

Her son John Cree died on 3 July 1828 in Aycliffe Lane, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, England.5,6,7

Ann Gibbon died c May 1839 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham, England. This death has not been identified with certainty with that of Ann (Gibbon) Cree.8

Children of Ann Gibbon and John Cree

References

  1. [S446] Family Search web site, www.familysearch.org, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JMRS-G83
  2. [S16] Personal communication, Jon Preston.
  3. [S190] Records of the Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle.
  4. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Jane Clayton 21 Sep 2009 enclosing image of 1861 Census entry RG9/3728 p 29 (f 18) and 1871 Census entry RG10/5067 p22.
  5. [S193] Unidentified cutting, "After breaking a wheel within the first few days, and almost certainly others during its first 12 months, [Locomotion] no. 1 burst its flue at Aycliffe Lane on July 1, 1828, while water was being taken into the tender. According to Rastrick & Walker's 'Report on the Comparative Merits of Locomotive and Fixed Engines' (1829) this explosion was due to the carelessness of the engine-man in allowing the weights of the safety valve, which had been fixed down during the journey, to remain in that position when the engine was at rest."
  6. [S381] C. McGowan, Rail, Steam and Speed: The Rocket and the Birth of Steam Locomotion (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004), "Nor were any lessons learned, either by the company or by the drivers, because, just three months later, Locomotion exploded under similar circumstances, killing the driver, John Cree. Significantly, perhaps, these catastrophes hardly got any mention in the company records. Hackworth, who was in charge of all locomotives, merely recorded:
    "July 1 - 1828 John Cree goeing [sic] down the line No 1 Locomotive at Aycliffe Lane while getting water the Engine exploded... Cree died on the 3 at 3 o-clock morning."

    [...]

    On 1 July 1828 the boiler of Locomotion itself exploded while she was taking on water. John Cree, the driver, was killed outright, while Edward Turnbull, the water pumper, was maimed for life. It was said that his face was permanently speckled in the blast, like a dalmatian dog's..."
  7. [S421] The Northern Echo, Thursday 15th March 2007, "Born Cree", "The plaque was solid bronze, but long abandoned and filthy - hacky black, as they say in Shildon, where it was discovered amid a pile of rubbish in an abandoned tea hut at the railway sports ground.

    We mentioned as much two weeks ago, restoration by Peter Dargue and friends having revealed that it was a memorial to Pte John Cree of the 4th Royal Fusiliers, who died in 1917.

    But who was John Cree, and why should so handsome a tribute so ignominiously have been abandoned? As they might say in the Cree family, the chickens have been coming home to roost.

    Not only have we discovered much more about Pte Cree but also that one of his direct forebears - another John Cree, engine driver - was killed in 1828 when the boiler of Locomotion No 1 exploded.

    Bits of the rudimentary locomotive were spread across adjoining fields at Aycliffe Level, where Heighington railway station now stands. Water pumper Edward Turnbull was so badly burned "that his face was black and speckled like a Dalmatian dog ever after".

    The main source of this information is 78-year-old Dennis Cree Turnbull, the engine man's great great great grandson and the soldier's second cousin.

    "I once tried to find something about the Locomotion explosion in contemporary records," he recalls. "There was nothing about John Cree but quite a lot about a cow it killed."

    Cree is a proud family name, now passed down to Dennis's three-year-old grandson. Turnbull appears coincidental - just as John Dixon, helpful treasurer of the North-East War Memorials Project, has the same name as the chap who carried the red flag in front of the steam belching iron horse.

    That Darlington has a John Dixon Lane isn't happenstance at all. The war memorial man is.

    The early locomotives were always unreliable, of course, records suggesting that Locomotion No 1 once simply "fell over" at New Shildon, though it will not have been the last to do that.

    Four months before poor Cree was killed, Locomotive No 2 - known as Hope - had also exploded at Simpasture, near what is now Newton Aycliffe, blowing John Gillespie, the driver, for 24 yards. He died from his injuries, probably the first fatality on a public passenger railway.

    John Cree died on July 3, 1828, two days after the accident, and is thought to have been buried the following day at St Helen's Auckland.

    Though Timothy Hackworth rebuilt Locomotion No 1 three times, the engine covering 25,000 miles a year, it was rapidly - well, relatively rapidly - being overtaken by mechanical advance.

    It was taken out of service in 1841, worked as a pumping engine in the south Durham pits and in 1850 was offered as scrap for £100. There were no takers: the rest is railway history.

    John Heslop in Durham, also most helpful, suggests putting "Shildon" and "John Cree" into Google - how would Hackworth have fuelled a search engine? - finding the German Wikipedia site and hitting the "translate" key.

    There instantly emerges a vast treatise, in which that great pioneering undertaking is known throughout as the Stick clay/tone and Darlington Railway.

    "It connected to locations like Bishop Auckland, Shildon and Darlington coming to a hold on tea and haven Darlington, the today's Middlesbrough."

    Something, alas, appears to have been lost in the translation.

    Born in Shildon, Dennis Turnbull has long been in Darlington. "My father foolishly volunteered for the First World War," he says. "When they came home, people didn't want to know about the soldiers, so finally he had to come here to find work."

    It was Dennis, an enthusiastic family historian, who contacted Peter Dargue after the find appeared in the column.
    Brought back from the trenches in France, Pte Cree had died in a Stockport hospital just days before his 20th birthday. His coffin was covered in the Union Jack, the last post played by two members of the 1st Shildon Scouts as, in a snowstorm, it was lowered into grave 541 in All Saints churchyard.

    The family were leading members of the Primitive Methodist church in St John's Road, Shildon, then one of seven Methodist churches in the town. John Dixon guesses that the plaque probably hung there - it's not 100 yards from the sports ground - until the chapel's demolition 40 years ago.

    The Durham County Chronicle reported that a large congregation had sung Nearer My God To Thee and God Moves in a Mysterious Way, a theme bravely taken up at the funeral by the Rev John Brewis.

    "That a young man in the flower of manhood should be allowed to be cut down is an enigma to human experience," said the minister. "We cannot understand many of the mysteries of this life, but God is too wise to err in his dealings with us.
    "Pte Cree felt that his country needed him, and he responded to the call."

    Peter Dargue believes that the memorial plaque couldn't be in better hands. Dennis Turnbull, nice feller, offers it to any with a better family claim.

    "There are no good wars but that one was terrible, slaughter. So many young lives thrown away like John's. Just terrible.""
  8. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, GRO Ref Vol 24 p6.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Mary Cree

Female, CreeID#3321, (27 April 1778 - )
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
Mary Cree was born on 27 April 1778.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Cree (of Tyneside) and Elizabeth Todd. Mary Cree was baptised on 31 May 1778 in Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.1

Mary Cree married Gawin Murray on 26 August 1811 in St Nicolas, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.2

Family: Mary Cree and Gawin Murray

References

  1. [S190] Records of the Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle.
  2. [S16] Personal communication, Jon Preston.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Gawin Murray

Male, CreeID#3322
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle

Family: Gawin Murray and Mary Cree

References

  1. [S16] Personal communication, Jon Preston.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Elizabeth Cree

Female, CreeID#3323, (17 April 1794 - )
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
Elizabeth Cree was baptised on 17 April 1794 in Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.1 She was the daughter of John Cree and Ann Gibbon.

Elizabeth Cree married Thomas Ayer on 11 May 1818 in Auckland St Helen, County Durham, England.1

Family: Elizabeth Cree and Thomas Ayer

References

  1. [S16] Personal communication, Jon Preston.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Thomas Ayer

Male, CreeID#3324
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
Thomas Ayer was a tailor, draper, grocer and shop-keeper.1

Thomas Ayer married Elizabeth Cree, daughter of John Cree and Ann Gibbon, on 11 May 1818 in Auckland St Helen, County Durham, England.1

Family: Thomas Ayer and Elizabeth Cree

References

  1. [S16] Personal communication, Jon Preston.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Thomas Cree

Male, CreeID#3325, (13 July 1796 - c May 1866)
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
Thomas Cree was born on 13 July 1796.1 He was the son of John Cree and Ann Gibbon. Thomas Cree was baptised on 17 August 1796 in Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.1

Thomas Cree married Elizabeth Smart on 2 June 1827 in Auckland St Helen, County Durham, England.2

His daughter Elisabeth Cree was born in 1834 or 1835 in Shildon, County Durham, England.3

His daughter Margaret Cree was born on 14 March 1835 in Barnard Castle, County Durham, England.4

His son Thomas Cree was born c March 1838 in Shildon, County Durham.3,5,6

His mother Ann Gibbon died c May 1839 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham, England.7

His son John Edward Cree was born c May 1840 in Shildon, County Durham.3,8,6

His son John Edward Cree died c May 1840 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham.9

His son John Edward Cree was born c November 1841 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham.10,6

His daughter Ann Cree was born c August 1844 in Shildon, County Durham.11,12

His father John Cree died on 7 November 1847 in Shildon, County Durham.13

His daughter Jane Cree was born c August 1848 in Shildon, County Durham.11,10

Thomas Cree was a master cordwainer on 30 March 1851 in Shildon, County Durham.14

On 30 March 1851 Thomas Cree and Elizabeth Smart were living in Thickley Place, East Thickley, Shildon, County Durham, England, along with Elisabeth Cree, Margaret Cree, Thomas Cree, John Edward Cree, Ann Cree and Jane Cree. Thomas was aged 54 and Elisabeth (sic) was 45. Their children were Elizabeth aged 16, Margaret 15, Thomas 13, John Edward 9, Ann 6, and Jane aged 2.3

Thomas Cree died c May 1866 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham.15

Children of Thomas Cree and Elizabeth Smart

References

  1. [S190] Records of the Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle.
  2. [S85] International Genealogical Index 1992 or "old" Family Search web site, Church of Latter Day Saints.
  3. [S149] UK Census 30 Mar 1851, HO107/2385 f 565 p 26.
  4. [S16] Personal communication, Jon Preston.
  5. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, GRO Ref Vol 24 p 1.
  6. [S548] Website GRO Online Index (2016) (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/…), "MMS: Smart."
  7. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 24 p6.
  8. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 41 p 14.
  9. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 24 p 10.
  10. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 24 p 3.
  11. [S149] UK Census 1851, HO107/2385 f 565 p 27.
  12. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 24 p 8.
  13. [S419] Website, Durham Probate Records: pre-1858 Durham will registers 50-63, 1840-1858, p164-166. http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ead/dpr/dpr1-2-3.xml, 9 September 1847 / registered copy of will; John CREE, shoemaker, of Shildon in the county of Durham. Died 7 November 1847.
  14. [S149] UK Census 1851.
  15. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 10a p102, "age 69."
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Elizabeth Smart

Female, CreeID#3326, (1805 or 1806 - c August 1880)
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
Elizabeth Smart was born in 1805 or 1806 in Darlington, County Durham, England.1

Elizabeth Smart married Thomas Cree, son of John Cree and Ann Gibbon, on 2 June 1827 in Auckland St Helen, County Durham, England.2

Her daughter Elisabeth Cree was born in 1834 or 1835 in Shildon, County Durham, England.3

Her daughter Margaret Cree was born on 14 March 1835 in Barnard Castle, County Durham, England.4

Her son Thomas Cree was born c March 1838 in Shildon, County Durham.3,5,6

Her son John Edward Cree was born c May 1840 in Shildon, County Durham.3,7,6

Her son John Edward Cree died c May 1840 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham, England.8

Her son John Edward Cree was born c November 1841 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham.9,6

Her daughter Ann Cree was born c August 1844 in Shildon, County Durham.10,11

Her daughter Jane Cree was born c August 1848 in Shildon, County Durham.10,9

On 30 March 1851 Elizabeth Smart and Thomas Cree were living in Thickley Place, East Thickley, Shildon, County Durham, England, along with Elisabeth Cree, Margaret Cree, Thomas Cree, John Edward Cree, Ann Cree and Jane Cree. Thomas was aged 54 and Elisabeth (sic) was 45. Their children were Elizabeth aged 16, Margaret 15, Thomas 13, John Edward 9, Ann 6, and Jane aged 2.3

On 7 April 1861 Elizabeth Smart was living in Low Etherley, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England, along with John Edward Cree. Elizabeth was a laundress aged 57 and her son John was 14 and a colliery driver born at Witton Park, which is about one kilometre North of Low Etherley.

Significantly perhaps, John Edward was the nephew of the John Cree who was killed when a valve exploded on Locomotion no. 1, of which he was the driver.12

Her husband Thomas Cree died c May 1866 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham.13

Elizabeth Smart died c August 1880 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham.14

Children of Elizabeth Smart and Thomas Cree

References

  1. [S149] UK Census 30 Mar 1851, HO107/2385 f 565 p 26, "age 45 in the 1851 Census."
  2. [S85] International Genealogical Index 1992 or "old" Family Search web site, Church of Latter Day Saints.
  3. [S149] UK Census 1851, HO107/2385 f 565 p 26.
  4. [S16] Personal communication, Jon Preston.
  5. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, GRO Ref Vol 24 p 1.
  6. [S548] Website GRO Online Index (2016) (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/…), "MMS: Smart."
  7. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 41 p 14.
  8. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 24 p 10.
  9. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 24 p 3.
  10. [S149] UK Census 1851, HO107/2385 f 565 p 27.
  11. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 24 p 8.
  12. [S204] UK Census 7 Apr 1861, RG 9/3706 f 61 p40.
  13. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 10a p102, "age 69."
  14. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 10a p108, "age 75."
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Margaret Cree

Female, CreeID#3327, (14 March 1835 - )
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
Margaret Cree was born on 14 March 1835 in Barnard Castle, County Durham, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Cree and Elizabeth Smart. Margaret Cree was baptised on 5 April 1835 in Wesleyan Chapel, Barnard Castle, County Durham, England.2

On 30 March 1851 Margaret Cree was living in the household of Thomas Cree and Elizabeth Smart in Thickley Place, East Thickley, Shildon, County Durham, England, along with Elisabeth Cree, Thomas Cree, John Edward Cree, Ann Cree and Jane Cree. Thomas was aged 54 and Elisabeth (sic) was 45. Their children were Elizabeth aged 16, Margaret 15, Thomas 13, John Edward 9, Ann 6, and Jane aged 2.3

References

  1. [S16] Personal communication, Jon Preston.
  2. [S85] International Genealogical Index 1992 or "old" Family Search web site, Church of Latter Day Saints.
  3. [S149] UK Census 30 Mar 1851, HO107/2385 f 565 p 26.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Margaret Gibbon Cree

Female, CreeID#3328, (23 May 1798 - 11 December 1879)
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
Margaret Gibbon Cree was born on 23 May 1798 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.1,2 She was the daughter of John Cree and Ann Gibbon. Margaret Gibbon Cree was baptised on 19 August 1798 in Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.1

Margaret Gibbon Cree married William Hillary on 25 December 1833 in St. Andrew's Church, Auckland, County Durham, England.3

Her mother Ann Gibbon died c May 1839 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham, England.4

Her father John Cree died on 7 November 1847 in Shildon, County Durham, England.5

Her husband William Hillary died on 7 February 1858 in Dans Castle, Tow Law, County Durham, England.6

On 7 April 1861 Margaret Gibbon Cree was living in Dan's Castle, Tow Law, Wolsingham, County Durham, England. She was aged 61 and living in the household of her son John Hillary.7

On 2 April 1871 Margaret Gibbon Cree was living in The Grove House, Ryton, County Durham, England. She is described as a retired grocer aged 71 and "aunt of h." This may imply she is the aunt of Hannah Dunn, Head "pro tem" of this large house, or, more likely, aunt of James Hunter, veterinary surgeon, who maintained a separate household within Grove House.8

Margaret Gibbon Cree died on 11 December 1879 in 27 St Johns Crescent, Darlington, Counties of Durham and York, England. The cause of death was "Bronchitis 10 days."

Family: Margaret Gibbon Cree and William Hillary

References

  1. [S190] Records of the Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle.
  2. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Jane Clayton 21 Sep 2009 enclosing image of 1861 Census entry RG9/3728 p 29 (f 18) and 1871 Census entry RG10/5067 p22.
  3. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Jane Clayton 20 Sep 2009.
  4. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, GRO Ref Vol 24 p6.
  5. [S419] Website, Durham Probate Records: pre-1858 Durham will registers 50-63, 1840-1858, p164-166. http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ead/dpr/dpr1-2-3.xml, 9 September 1847 / registered copy of will; John CREE, shoemaker, of Shildon in the county of Durham. Died 7 November 1847.
  6. [S191] Death Certificate held.
  7. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Jane Clayton 21 Sep 2009 enclosing image of 1861 Census entry RG9/3728 p 29 (f 18).
  8. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Jane Clayton 21 Sep 2009 enclosing image of Census entry RG10/5067 p22.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Henry Cree

Male, CreeID#3329, (1 November 1800 - c May 1856)
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
Henry Cree was born on 1 November 1800 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.1 He was the son of John Cree and Ann Gibbon. Henry Cree was baptised on 4 January 1801 in Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.1

Henry Cree married Elizabeth Towers, daughter of Thomas Towers and Mary Harris, on 8 May 1825 in St. Helen, Auckland, County Durham, England.2

His son Thomas Cree was baptised on 20 March 1826 in St. Helen, Auckland, County Durham, England.3,4

His son William Cree was baptised on 27 January 1831 in St. Helen, Auckland, County Durham.5,6

His daughter Ann Cree was baptised on 14 November 1832 in St. Helen, Auckland, County Durham.7

His son John Cree was baptised on 4 August 1834 in St. Helen, Auckland, County Durham.8

His daughter Sarah Cree was baptised on 17 September 1838 in St. Helen, Auckland, County Durham.9

His mother Ann Gibbon died c May 1839 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham, England.10

His daughter Elizabeth Cree was born c February 1841 in West Auckland, County Durham, England.11

On 7 June 1841 Henry Cree and Elizabeth Towers were living in West Auckland, County Durham, along with Thomas Cree, William Cree, Ann Cree, Sarah Cree and Elizabeth Cree. "Henery" Cree was aged 40 and a foreman. Elizabeth was aged 35 (but adults' ages in the 1841 were rounded down). Thomas was 15 and a coal miner, William was 8, Ann 6, Sarah 2 and Elizabeth 4 months.12

His son Henry Gibbon Cree died c August 1843 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham.13

His son Henry Gibbon Cree was born c August 1843 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham.14

His son John Henry Cree was born c February 1847 in Witton Park, County Durham, England.15,16,17,18

His father John Cree died on 7 November 1847 in Shildon, County Durham, England.19

Henry Cree was a shoemaker on 6 October 1849 in Etherley, County Durham, England.20

On 30 March 1851 Henry Cree was living in Etherley, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England, along with Elizabeth Cree and John Henry Cree. Henry was a 50-year-old coke burner born in Newcastle while Elizabeth was 46 and born in Darlington. Their daughter Elizabeth was 10 and John Henry was 4.11

Henry Cree died c May 1856 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham.21

Children of Henry Cree and Elizabeth Towers

Child of Henry Cree

References

  1. [S190] Records of the Groat Market Meeting, Newcastle.
  2. [S446] Family Search web site, www.familysearch.org, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NNVZ-DHQ
  3. [S78] Registration Certificate held in Cree Archives or transcribed by researcher, MB 519178 Auckland Reg. Dist; marriage cert. transcribed by Di Cree.
  4. [S446] Family Search web site, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JQ45-LZG
  5. [S192] UK Census 7 June 1841.
  6. [S446] Family Search web site, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JQ45-GQR
  7. [S446] Family Search web site, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JSHF-TZF
  8. [S446] Family Search web site, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NJ4F-DHT
  9. [S446] Family Search web site, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NJ4F-TLL
  10. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, GRO Ref Vol 24 p6.
  11. [S149] UK Census 30 Mar 1851, HO107; Piece: 2385; Folio: 289; Page: 21.
  12. [S192] UK Census 1841, HO107/307 f 34 pp21-22.
  13. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 24 p 9.
  14. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 24 p 17.
  15. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, Auckland Reg. Dist. GRO Ref Vol 24 p 12.
  16. [S16] Personal communication, Phil Cree, 1 June 1990.
  17. [S164] UK Census 3 Apr 1881, PRO Ref RG11/4929 p 38.
  18. [S149] UK Census 1851, HO107; Piece: 2385; Folio: 289; Page: 21, "The birth place was given as Escomb which is 1 km from Witton Park."
  19. [S419] Website, Durham Probate Records: pre-1858 Durham will registers 50-63, 1840-1858, p164-166. http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ead/dpr/dpr1-2-3.xml, 9 September 1847 / registered copy of will; John CREE, shoemaker, of Shildon in the county of Durham. Died 7 November 1847.
  20. [S194] Marriage Certificate held in the Cree Archives, MB 519178 Auckland Reg. Dist. held by Di Cree of Sydney.
  21. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 10a p 56.
  22. [S194] Marriage Certificate held, MB 519178 Auckland Reg. Dist.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

John Cree

Male, CreeID#3330, (24 August 1803 - before 1805)
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
John Cree was baptised on 24 August 1803 in Auckland St Helen, County Durham, England.1 He was the son of John Cree and Ann Gibbon.

John Cree died before 1805.

References

  1. [S16] Personal communication, Jon Preston.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

John Cree

Male, CreeID#3331, (27 January 1805 - 3 July 1828)
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
John Cree was baptised on 27 January 1805 in Auckland St Helen, County Durham, England.1 He was the son of John Cree and Ann Gibbon.

John Cree died on 3 July 1828 in Aycliffe Lane, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, England. This was two days after an accident when the boiler of the Locomotion No. 1 on exploded. He was the driver of this locomotive on the Stockton and Darlington Railway.2,3,4 He was buried on 4 July 1828 in St Helen's Auckland, County Durham, England.5

References

  1. [S16] Personal communication, Jon Preston.
  2. [S193] Unidentified cutting, "After breaking a wheel within the first few days, and almost certainly others during its first 12 months, [Locomotion] no. 1 burst its flue at Aycliffe Lane on July 1, 1828, while water was being taken into the tender. According to Rastrick & Walker's 'Report on the Comparative Merits of Locomotive and Fixed Engines' (1829) this explosion was due to the carelessness of the engine-man in allowing the weights of the safety valve, which had been fixed down during the journey, to remain in that position when the engine was at rest."
  3. [S381] C. McGowan, Rail, Steam and Speed: The Rocket and the Birth of Steam Locomotion (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004), "Nor were any lessons learned, either by the company or by the drivers, because, just three months later, Locomotion exploded under similar circumstances, killing the driver, John Cree. Significantly, perhaps, these catastrophes hardly got any mention in the company records. Hackworth, who was in charge of all locomotives, merely recorded:
    "July 1 - 1828 John Cree goeing [sic] down the line No 1 Locomotive at Aycliffe Lane while getting water the Engine exploded... Cree died on the 3 at 3 o-clock morning."

    [...]

    On 1 July 1828 the boiler of Locomotion itself exploded while she was taking on water. John Cree, the driver, was killed outright, while Edward Turnbull, the water pumper, was maimed for life. It was said that his face was permanently speckled in the blast, like a dalmatian dog's..."
  4. [S421] The Northern Echo, Thursday 15th March 2007, "Born Cree", "The plaque was solid bronze, but long abandoned and filthy - hacky black, as they say in Shildon, where it was discovered amid a pile of rubbish in an abandoned tea hut at the railway sports ground.

    We mentioned as much two weeks ago, restoration by Peter Dargue and friends having revealed that it was a memorial to Pte John Cree of the 4th Royal Fusiliers, who died in 1917.

    But who was John Cree, and why should so handsome a tribute so ignominiously have been abandoned? As they might say in the Cree family, the chickens have been coming home to roost.

    Not only have we discovered much more about Pte Cree but also that one of his direct forebears - another John Cree, engine driver - was killed in 1828 when the boiler of Locomotion No 1 exploded.

    Bits of the rudimentary locomotive were spread across adjoining fields at Aycliffe Level, where Heighington railway station now stands. Water pumper Edward Turnbull was so badly burned "that his face was black and speckled like a Dalmatian dog ever after".

    The main source of this information is 78-year-old Dennis Cree Turnbull, the engine man's great great great grandson and the soldier's second cousin.

    "I once tried to find something about the Locomotion explosion in contemporary records," he recalls. "There was nothing about John Cree but quite a lot about a cow it killed."

    Cree is a proud family name, now passed down to Dennis's three-year-old grandson. Turnbull appears coincidental - just as John Dixon, helpful treasurer of the North-East War Memorials Project, has the same name as the chap who carried the red flag in front of the steam belching iron horse.

    That Darlington has a John Dixon Lane isn't happenstance at all. The war memorial man is.

    The early locomotives were always unreliable, of course, records suggesting that Locomotion No 1 once simply "fell over" at New Shildon, though it will not have been the last to do that.

    Four months before poor Cree was killed, Locomotive No 2 - known as Hope - had also exploded at Simpasture, near what is now Newton Aycliffe, blowing John Gillespie, the driver, for 24 yards. He died from his injuries, probably the first fatality on a public passenger railway.

    John Cree died on July 3, 1828, two days after the accident, and is thought to have been buried the following day at St Helen's Auckland.

    Though Timothy Hackworth rebuilt Locomotion No 1 three times, the engine covering 25,000 miles a year, it was rapidly - well, relatively rapidly - being overtaken by mechanical advance.

    It was taken out of service in 1841, worked as a pumping engine in the south Durham pits and in 1850 was offered as scrap for £100. There were no takers: the rest is railway history.

    John Heslop in Durham, also most helpful, suggests putting "Shildon" and "John Cree" into Google - how would Hackworth have fuelled a search engine? - finding the German Wikipedia site and hitting the "translate" key.

    There instantly emerges a vast treatise, in which that great pioneering undertaking is known throughout as the Stick clay/tone and Darlington Railway.

    "It connected to locations like Bishop Auckland, Shildon and Darlington coming to a hold on tea and haven Darlington, the today's Middlesbrough."

    Something, alas, appears to have been lost in the translation.

    Born in Shildon, Dennis Turnbull has long been in Darlington. "My father foolishly volunteered for the First World War," he says. "When they came home, people didn't want to know about the soldiers, so finally he had to come here to find work."

    It was Dennis, an enthusiastic family historian, who contacted Peter Dargue after the find appeared in the column.
    Brought back from the trenches in France, Pte Cree had died in a Stockport hospital just days before his 20th birthday. His coffin was covered in the Union Jack, the last post played by two members of the 1st Shildon Scouts as, in a snowstorm, it was lowered into grave 541 in All Saints churchyard.

    The family were leading members of the Primitive Methodist church in St John's Road, Shildon, then one of seven Methodist churches in the town. John Dixon guesses that the plaque probably hung there - it's not 100 yards from the sports ground - until the chapel's demolition 40 years ago.

    The Durham County Chronicle reported that a large congregation had sung Nearer My God To Thee and God Moves in a Mysterious Way, a theme bravely taken up at the funeral by the Rev John Brewis.

    "That a young man in the flower of manhood should be allowed to be cut down is an enigma to human experience," said the minister. "We cannot understand many of the mysteries of this life, but God is too wise to err in his dealings with us.
    "Pte Cree felt that his country needed him, and he responded to the call."

    Peter Dargue believes that the memorial plaque couldn't be in better hands. Dennis Turnbull, nice feller, offers it to any with a better family claim.

    "There are no good wars but that one was terrible, slaughter. So many young lives thrown away like John's. Just terrible.""
  5. [S193] Unidentified cutting from a magazine, The Northern Echo, 15 Mar 2007 http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/1260042.born_cree/, "John Cree died on July 3, 1828, two days after the accident, and is thought to have been buried the following day at St Helen's Auckland."
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William Hillary

Male, CreeID#3332, (between 1810 and 1811 - 7 February 1858)
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
William Hillary was born between 1810 and 1811.1

William Hillary married Margaret Gibbon Cree, daughter of John Cree and Ann Gibbon, on 25 December 1833 in St. Andrew's Church, Auckland, County Durham, England.2

William Hillary was a coal miner on 7 June 1841 in Evenwood, County Durham, England.3

William Hillary was a grocer in 1858.4

William Hillary died on 7 February 1858 in Dans Castle, Tow Law, County Durham, England. The cause of death was "Asthma and disease of heart Some years Certified."4

Family: William Hillary and Margaret Gibbon Cree

References

  1. [S191] Death Certificate held, Age at death 47.
  2. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Jane Clayton 20 Sep 2009.
  3. [S192] UK Census 7 June 1841.
  4. [S191] Death Certificate held in Cree Archives.
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John Henry Cree

Male, CreeID#3333, (c February 1847 - )
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3311 Newcastle
Chart 3333 Evenwood
John Henry Cree was born c February 1847 in Witton Park, County Durham, England.1,2,3,4 He was the son of Henry Cree and Elizabeth Towers.

On 30 March 1851 John Henry Cree was living in the household of Henry Cree in Etherley, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England, along with Elizabeth Cree. Henry was a 50-year-old coke burner born in Newcastle while Elizabeth was 46 and born in Darlington. Their daughter Elizabeth was 10 and John Henry was 4.5

On 7 April 1861 John Henry Cree was living in the household of Elizabeth Towers in Low Etherley, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England. Elizabeth was a widow aged 57 and a laundress. John was 14 and a colliey driver.6

John Henry Cree married Elizabeth Raw c May 1867 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham, England.7

His son John William Cree was born c February 1868 in Toft Hill, Evenwood & Barony, County Durham, England.8

His son Henry Cree was born c November 1870 in Toft Hill, Evenwood, County Durham, England.2,9

His son Christopher Cree was born c February 1878 in Toft Hill, Evenwood & Barony, County Durham.3,10

On 3 April 1881 John Henry Cree and Elizabeth Raw were living in Toft Hill, Evenwood & Barony, County Durham, along with John William Cree, Henry Cree and Christopher Cree. John was a coal miner aged 35 and Elizabeth was 34. John W Cree was a coal miner at 13 years of age. Henry, 11, was a scholar and Christopher was aged 3.3

His son Adam Cree was born c August 1881 in Toft Hill, County Durham, England.11,12

His son Towers Cree was born c August 1889 in Etherley, County Durham, England.13

On 5 April 1891 John Henry Cree and Elizabeth Raw were living in Oaks, Evenwood, County Durham, England, along with Christopher Cree, Adam Cree, Towers Cree and Henry Cree. John H Cree was aged 42 and a coalminer while Elizabeth was 43. Henry at 20 was also a coalminer. Christopher was 13, Adam 9 and Towers was one year old.14

On 31 March 1901 John Henry Cree and Elizabeth Raw were living in Oaks House, Evenwood, County Durham, England, along with Adam Cree and Towers Cree. "John Hy Cree" was a coal miner (hewer) aged 54 and his wife Elizabeth was 53. Their sone were Adam aged 19, a coal miner (onsetter) and Towers aged 11. Living next door were John's son Christopher and family.15

Children of John Henry Cree and Elizabeth Raw

References

  1. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, Auckland Reg. Dist. GRO Ref Vol 24 p 12.
  2. [S16] Personal communication, Phil Cree, 1 June 1990.
  3. [S164] UK Census 3 Apr 1881, PRO Ref RG11/4929 p 38.
  4. [S149] UK Census 30 Mar 1851, HO107; Piece: 2385; Folio: 289; Page: 21, "The birth place was given as Escomb which is 1 km from Witton Park."
  5. [S149] UK Census 1851, HO107; Piece: 2385; Folio: 289; Page: 21.
  6. [S204] UK Census 7 Apr 1861, RG/3706 f 61 p 40.
  7. [S289] Website Free BMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), GRO Ref Vol 10a p 298.
  8. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, Vol 10a p 244.
  9. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, B296.
  10. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, Vol 10a p 254.
  11. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 10a p 222.
  12. [S419] Website, Aycliffe Village Local History Society http://www.aycliffehistory.org.uk/html/AdamCree.html
  13. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 10a p 228.
  14. [S344] UK Census 5 Apr 1891, RG12; Piece: 4077; Folio: 73.
  15. [S264] UK Census 31 Mar 1901, RG13/4654 f 15 p 21.
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John William Cree

Male, CreeID#3334, (c February 1868 - c May 1949)
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3333 Evenwood
John William Cree was born c February 1868 in Toft Hill, Evenwood & Barony, County Durham, England.1 He was the son of John Henry Cree and Elizabeth Raw. John William Cree was baptised on 23 January 1871 in St Helen, Etherley. Greenwood, County Durham, England.2

On 3 April 1881 John William Cree was living in the household of John Henry Cree and Elizabeth Raw in Toft Hill, Evenwood & Barony, County Durham, along with Henry Cree and Christopher Cree. John was a coal miner aged 35 and Elizabeth was 34. John W Cree was a coal miner at 13 years of age. Henry, 11, was a scholar and Christopher was aged 3.3

John William Cree married an unknown person c February 1888 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham, England. His wife was either Mary Brown or Jane Laidler, probably the former. By 1901 they were living apart.4

His daughter Mary Patton was born in 1895 or 1896 in Evenwood, County Durham, England.5

His son Christopher Patton was born in 1899 or 1901 in Evenwood, County Durham.6

On 31 March 1901 John William Cree and Elizabeth Ann Patton were living in Oaks, Evenwood, County Durham, England, along with Christopher Patton and Mary Patton. John was a coalminer (hewer) aged 33. Elizabeth was his housekeeper. Mary aged 5 and John, 2, are shown as his daughter and son although their surnames (and Elizabeth's) are given as Patton.6

His son Norris Patton was born in 1901 in Oaks, Evenwood, County Durham.7

On 2 April 1911 John William Cree and Elizabeth Ann Patton were living in Gordon Lane, Ramshaw, Evenwood, Bishop Auchland, County Durham, England, along with Mary Patton, Christopher Patton and Norris Patton. John was a coalminer aged 43 and married. Elizabeth was 43 and single. May (sic) was 15, Christopher 13, Norris 10, and Adam 1. All the children were described as his sons and daughter. Although the census form was addressed to John at Goredon Lane, Ramshaw, he referred to it as Gordon Lane, Evenwood.8

John William Cree died c May 1949 in Durham SW Reg Dist, England.9

Children of John William Cree and Elizabeth Ann Patton

References

  1. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, Vol 10a p 244.
  2. [S446] Family Search web site, www.familysearch.org, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J7PP-5Y9
  3. [S164] UK Census 3 Apr 1881, PRO Ref RG11/4929 p 38.
  4. [S289] Website Free BMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), Vol 10a p 249.
  5. [S264] UK Census 31 Mar 1901, RG13/4654 f 18 p27, "age 5."
  6. [S264] UK Census 1901, RG13/4654 f 18 p27.
  7. [S253] UK Census 2 Apr 1911, RG14/29767, "age 10."
  8. [S253] UK Census 1911, RG14/29767.
  9. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, Vol 10a p 654.
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Henry Cree

Male, CreeID#3335, (c November 1870 - June 1942)
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3333 Evenwood
Henry Cree was a coalminer.1 He was born c November 1870 in Toft Hill, Evenwood, County Durham, England.1,2 He was the son of John Henry Cree and Elizabeth Raw. Henry Cree was baptised on 26 December 1870 in St Helen, Etherley. Greenwood, County Durham, England.3

On 3 April 1881 Henry Cree was living in the household of John Henry Cree and Elizabeth Raw in Toft Hill, Evenwood & Barony, County Durham, England, along with John William Cree and Christopher Cree. John was a coal miner aged 35 and Elizabeth was 34. John W Cree was a coal miner at 13 years of age. Henry, 11, was a scholar and Christopher was aged 3.4

On 5 April 1891 Henry Cree was living in the household of John Henry Cree and Elizabeth Raw in Oaks, Evenwood, County Durham, England, along with Christopher Cree, Adam Cree and Towers Cree. John H Cree was aged 42 and a coalminer while Elizabeth was 43. Henry at 20 was also a coalminer. Christopher was 13, Adam 9 and Towers was one year old.5

Henry Cree married an unknown person in March 1892 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham, England.6,1

His son Norman Cree was born c November 1892 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham.7

His daughter Sissie Cree was born on 25 April 1897 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham.8

His son Russell Cree died in 1905.

His son Russell Cree was born in 1905.

His son Claude Cree was born c August 1906 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham.9

His son Austin Cree was born c February 1909 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham.10

His son Austin Cree died c November 1910 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham.

His daughter Freda Cree was born c November 1910 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham.11

Henry Cree died in June 1942 in Durham SW Reg Dist, County Durham, England.12,1

Children of Henry Cree

References

  1. [S16] Personal communication, Phil Cree, 1 June 1990.
  2. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, B296.
  3. [S446] Family Search web site, www.familysearch.org, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NJHQ-J28
  4. [S164] UK Census 3 Apr 1881, PRO Ref RG11/4929 p 38.
  5. [S344] UK Census 5 Apr 1891, RG12; Piece: 4077; Folio: 73.
  6. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, M290.
  7. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, B618.
  8. [S16] Personal communication, Phil Cree.
  9. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, B818.
  10. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, B864.
  11. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, B895.
  12. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, D776.
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Norman Cree

Male, CreeID#3336, (c November 1892 - 1972)
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3333 Evenwood
Norman Cree was a coalminer.1 He was born c November 1892 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham, England.2 He was the son of Henry Cree.

Norman Cree married Ethel Forster in 1917 in Evenwood, County Durham, England.3

His son Arnold Cree was born on 3 April 1920 in Evenwood, County Durham.3

His wife Ethel Forster died c May 1926 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham.4

His father Henry Cree died in June 1942 in Durham SW Reg Dist, County Durham, England.5,1

Norman Cree died in 1972.3

Child of Norman Cree and Ethel Forster

References

  1. [S16] Personal communication, Phil Cree, 1 June 1990.
  2. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, B618.
  3. [S16] Personal communication, Phil Cree.
  4. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, D636.
  5. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, D776.
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Ethel Forster

Female, CreeID#3337, (c 1892 - c May 1926)
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3333 Evenwood
Ethel Forster was born c 1892. This date is from her age at death, which was 34.)

Ethel Forster married Norman Cree, son of Henry Cree, in 1917 in Evenwood, County Durham, England.1

Her son Arnold Cree was born on 3 April 1920 in Evenwood, County Durham.1

Ethel Forster died c May 1926 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham, England.2

Child of Ethel Forster and Norman Cree

References

  1. [S16] Personal communication, Phil Cree.
  2. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, D636.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Sissie Cree

Female, CreeID#3338, (25 April 1897 - )
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3333 Evenwood
Sissie Cree was born on 25 April 1897 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham, England.1 She was the daughter of Henry Cree.

References

  1. [S16] Personal communication, Phil Cree.
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Russell Cree

Male, CreeID#3339, (1905 - 1905)
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3333 Evenwood
Russell Cree died in 1905. He was born in 1905. He was the son of Henry Cree.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Claude Cree

Male, CreeID#3340, (c August 1906 - )
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3333 Evenwood
Claude Cree was born c August 1906 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham, England.1 He was the son of Henry Cree.

References

  1. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, B818.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Austin Cree

Male, CreeID#3341, (c February 1909 - c November 1910)
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3333 Evenwood
Austin Cree was born c February 1909 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham, England.1 He was the son of Henry Cree.

Austin Cree died c November 1910 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham. He was aged 1.

References

  1. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, B864.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Freda Cree

Female, CreeID#3342, (c November 1910 - )
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3333 Evenwood
Freda Cree was born c November 1910 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham, England.1 She was the daughter of Henry Cree.

References

  1. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, B895.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Arnold Cree

Male, CreeID#3343, (3 April 1920 - 9 May 1990)
ChartsLine 3. The Tyneside line
Chart 3333 Evenwood
Arnold Cree was a civil servant.1 He was born on 3 April 1920 in Evenwood, County Durham, England.1 He was the son of Norman Cree and Ethel Forster.

His mother Ethel Forster died c May 1926 in Auckland Reg Dist, County Durham, England.2

His father Norman Cree died in 1972.1

Arnold Cree died on 9 May 1990.1

References

  1. [S16] Personal communication, Phil Cree.
  2. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, D636.
Last edited15 Sep 2019