I needed a break from my Prussian/German/American person (still waiting on some answers to problems with him), so decided to follow through with some information sent to me regards my great-grandfather's line.
I do NOT have a profile for the individual of this question, yet, because I cannot seem to track him down beyond that he was the father of my grandmother's grandfather.
Grandma's grandfather was born in Cumberland, the district was Cockermouth. I have found one brother who seems to have stayed in the Cockermouth area, married and had children. I don't know how many others may also have stayed.
Grandma's grandfather, however, moved to the Chester-Le-Street area of County Durham. Others also seem to have moved there. I am presuming moved, because of the naming of children that are not in my direct line showing evidence (to me, anyway) that they belong to my family --i.e. the name Hodgson has been passed down, showing in both Cumberland and Durham.
I've been trying to determine a few things .. one of which is the parentage of one Thomas Marsden (born about 1839, Cockermouth, Cumberland, but cannot find a registration for him), father of George Hodgson Marsden (1876-1940). I believe him (Thomas) to be brother to Jonathon (about 1833) and Peter (about 1826) Marsden. Peter married a Sarah Millican (sometimes rendered as Milligan). Jonathon married Jane Tait.
I believe Thomas married Ann Wilson, but cannot find that, either. (Wilson is the Maiden Surname on the registrations for the children, and Ann is from the census records.) Thomas and Ann had at least two children, so far found, both sons -- the aforementioned George Hodgson, and Thomas (1874).
What I'm looking for is any other children of John Hodgson Marsden (about 1790-1800-ish), born in Cockermouth area of Cumberland -- most likely born before 1840 -- and whether Thomas is the son of John Hodgson Marsden, or anther, related, Marsden (due to the name thing).
(I figure the Hodgson came from higher up the line, but I'm not ready for that yet.)
Thanks in advance