William Henderson

was born in Whitfield Northumberland in 1843

He married Sarah Jackson on June 27th 1865 in Hexham Register Office

Sarah Jackson was born in 1847 in Whitfield Northumberland - her father was Martin Jackson

The Children of William  Henderson and Sarah Jackson are

John M
born 1868 - Allendale
Thomas William
born 1872 - Allendale

born 1960 - Allendale

Mary E.
born 1874 - Allendale

born 1876 - Allendale

Charles J
Born 1879 - Long Newton

Alfred Henry
born September17th 1880 - Long Newton

Sarah Amy - Born 1883
Sarah married Thomas William Ward
They moved to Canada in 1910
(information from their grandaughter)

This information is taken from the 1881 census
They were living at Boat House, Wark, Northumberland

Alfred Henry Henderson, born September 17, 1880 in Long Newton, married
Helen McLagan
on February 19, 1908
in the Prestbyterian Church, North Bridge Street, Sunderland.

Helen Alfred Henry


Helen Mclaggan was born on 5th July 1882 in Sunderland
to Samuel McLagan and Barbara Hedley.

Here she is on the 1881 census    

16 Villiers St. Bishopwearmouth


Samuel B McLagan

Manager Blind Institute Age 31 Born Scotland
Barbara Wife 24 Sunderland
Sam B. Son 4 Sunderland
Ada Mary Daughter 1 Sunderland
Alexander Ramsay Boarder, Upholsterer 36 Forfarshire

Barbara Headley's father was Michael Allen Headley, a foreman in Iron Works


Here is her family on the 1881 census

20 Barrington Street, Monkwearmouth Shore

Michael A. Hedley Foreman Iron Works 64 born Monkwearmouth
Margaret Wife 62 Monkwearmouth
Thomas H. Son, Hairdresser 26 Monkwearmouth
Eliza Daughter 19 Monkwearmouth
William B. Robinson Grandson 6 Monkwearmouth


In the 1891 Census

19 High St. Southwick      
Samuel B. Mclaggan Labourer - General 41 Scotland
Barbara 35 Sunderland
Ada 12 Sunderland
Ellen (?Helen)   9 Sunderland
Allen H.   7 Sunderland
John   4 Sunderland
James B.   2



The children of Alfred Henry Henderson and Helen McLagan are


Elsie Henderson Born 1916 Heddon on the Wall

Died November 2008


Jack Henderson b. 1919 died December 2002
Roy Henderson b. 1913 died January 2011
William Henderson b. 1917
Nora Henderson b. 1911
Amy Henderson b. 1923
Allen Hedley Henderson b.1909 died 1923

Here is photo of Richard with his Grandfather taken in the 1960's

Richard with his grandfather

Elsie, Roy and Amy ay Roy's 90th birthday party

The remaining family

At Elsie's 90th birthday party in 2006.

90th birthday for Elsie

Here is Helen's family on the 1901 census

78 Moor Street Sunderland

Samuel B McLagan Electric Tram Driver 51 Scotland
Barbara Wife 44 Sunderland
Helen Daughter 18 Sunderland
Allan H Electric Tram Pointsman 16 Silksworth
James R   11 Herrington
Thomas H   9 Sunderland
Margaret   7 Sunderland
Christina R   4 Sunderland

Here is William Henderson on the 1861 census. His father is dead and he is supporting his mother Mary. Keenley Fell, Allendale
Henderson Mary Widow 42 Widow of Agricultural Labourer Born Chollerton, Northumberland
William Son 18 Agricultural Labourer Whitfield
Elizabeth Daughter 10 Scholar Haydon Bridge
Mary J Daughter 10 Scholar Haydon Bridge
Eleanor Daughter 9 Scholar Haydon Bridge
John Son 4 - Allendale

Here is Sarah Jackson in 1861 living with her father.
Martin Jackson Widower 51 Allendale
John   19  
William   22  
Thomas   18  
Martin   15  
Sarah   14  

Here is an 1851 record I have been sent. Hexham, Allendale
Mary Craig 44 Housekeeper  
Martin Jackson Widower 41 Lead Ore Miner / Farmer
John Jackson son 19  
Martin Jackson son 6  
Sarah Jackson Daughter 4  
Thomas Jackson Son 3  
William Jackson Son 13  

There is a marraige between Martin Jackson and Ann Bell in Alston, Cumberland on 19 November 1836 on the Family Search site. Also there is a death on the FreeBMD site for an Ann Jackson in 1848 in the Hexham area.

Samuel Bruce McLagan was born in Perth in Scotland
His parents were Peter McLagan and Christian Reid

Last updated Feb 2013