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John Prest, born 1693, Stockton was christened 26 April 1693
at Presbyterian, High Street, Stockton.

His son Thomas Prest, born 1715, Brancepeth, Christened 20 February 1715
St. Brandon, Brancepeth.

He married Elizabeth Coatsworth on 19th March 1735 at
St. Brandon, Brancepeth.

Their son Henry was born before 1736.

Henry's son Thomas was born in 1784 in Stanhope.
He married Margaret Simpson (born 1786 in Stanhope) on 3rd June 1809.
Thomas was a blacksmith in Frosterley

Margaret died September 1825 and was buried at Blanchland on 9th September 1825.
Thomas died November 1853 at Pittington and was buried at
St. Lawrence, Pittington.

Thomas and Margaret had a Daughter Isabella, born June 23rd 1809.
She was christened at Thomas, Stanhope on 6th August 1809.

Their son, John Prest, was born 20 March 1811 in Frosterley.

Their son Henry was born in 1812 in Stanhope.
Henry Prest married Grace Young, born 1830 Broomside.
Their children were:- Thomas, Phillis, James, Margaret, William and John.
They were born in Pittington between 1852 and 1865.

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John Wilson married Jane Lumsdon. They were both baptised in Leith Scotland.

Their son Andrew Wilson was born 7 February 1797 in Collier Row.
He was christened in St. Michael's church, Houghton le Spring.

Margaret Lister was born 2nd August 1799 at Penshaw
and christened on 8 September at All Saints, Penshaw

Andrew Wilson married Margaret Lister on 14th December 1816 at
St. Michaels church, Houghton le Spring.

Their children were:-

Joseph Wilson b.1818, West Rainton
Buried 16 October 1818,
Houghton le Spring
Joseph Wilson b. 1821 West Rainton
ch.27 May 1821 St. Michaels
Mary Wilson b. 1823 West Rainton Buried 14 April 1825,
Houghton le Spring
Andrew Wilson b. 1824 Gateshead
ch. 29 Feb 1824 St. Mary, Gateshead
John Wilson b. 1826 Collier Row
ch. 19 February 1826 St. Michael, Houghton le Spring

Joseph Wilson married Elizabeth Lumsdon, she was born in Washington in 1824.

Their children were:-

Mary Jane Wilson b.1 April 1847,Middle Rainton
Married Henry Prest, St. Cuthbert's East Rainton
br. St. Cuthbert's, East Rainton
Mary Burnup Wilson b. 19 April 1846, Middle Rainton
d. 20 may 1846
br. St. Mary, West Rainton
Andrew Wilson b. 24 March 1849, Middle Rainton
d. 26 March 1849
br. 28 March 1849, St. Mary's, West Rainton
Elizabeth Wilson b. 9 April 1850, West Rainton
m. Ralph Simpson 23 June 1868, St.Lawrence, Pittington
Andrew Wilson b. 1864, Belmont    

Elizabeth and Ralph Simpson had the following children:-
William, Hannah, Joseph, Robert, Mary Ann , Andrew, all born in Rainton.

Last updated August 2006