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Pandoren

England
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Posted - 11 March 2012 :  22:51:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My 4x great grandfather Mark Brady 1799 was born in Cornhill, Northumberland and then (somehow, at some point) moved to North Shields and became a mariner. According to his later Merchant Navy records, he first went to sea at the age of 15.

Now, Mark was the illegitimate son of William Brady the Shoemaker and a woman we shall, with regret, know for now merely as Margaret the Widow. He could read and write, so presumbly had an education.

I'm really interested in Mark's life and was hoping to find out more about his early life and perhaps how or when he ended up in North Shields (at the moment, I don't know if it was a family move, him by himself, or he caught a ship at another port and ended up there, etc...) I don't know what records there might be to look into. One awkward complication is that his mother Margaret has four or five different surnames depending on the source (Ord, Sord, Todd etc...) and I've got no hits on them. Another confusion is that Mark might have been one of twins, but the information is conflicting.

Secondary to that, I don't know if Mark's father left a will or if they are available to look at if he did. Give or take a year or so, he moved his entire legitimate family to Coldstream at the same time Mark went to sea and died there in 1830 (buried in Cornhill). He 'put his name' to Mark at the baptism, so I guess I'm hoping Mark might at least have got a mention.

If anyone has any thoughts, they would be gratefully received :)

epfborders

Scotland
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Posted - 18 March 2012 :  20:20:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have you tried the Testaments on Scotlands People ? There's a testament for a John Brady, bootmaker, d1876 in Coldstream? Could he be related?

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Pandoren

England
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Posted - 12 April 2012 :  20:45:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry I didn't reply sooner, I thought I'd get a notification if someone said anything.

Mark had a half-brother called John Brady, who was a master boot maker and died in 1876 in Partick. I guess the testament could have been done in Coldstream. To be honest I didn't think to look for half-sibling testaments.
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