Has anyone got a link to the Oliver Family Tree from Hexhamshire, northumberland please?

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I am the daughter of a Thomas Curry Oliver  (1916-1992) whose parents were Thomas Oliver and Jane Davison. They came from Hexham however the lineage is a bit difficult to fathom as there was quite a few Olivers in the region at the time, also the local church which held documents of families was burnt down.

I THINK my GGrandparent was William and Hannah and that Williams father was a Robert Oliver and his father was George Oliver.

I have heard a whisper that we were related to the architect Thomas Oliver (something that intrigues me as me and ny siblings have an artistic streak in us) but im having trouble finding the link due to there being quite a few Olivers with varying dates and spellings of their first name.

If anyone could shed some light it would be great

Thanks in advance

Miss A Oliver (http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Oliver-3583)
WikiTree profile: Amanda Oliver
in Genealogy Help by Amanda Oliver G2G Crew (480 points)
edited by Maria Maxwell
There are Olivers in Nassau, Bahamas who originate from Mastic Point, Andros, Bahamas.

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Jane Ann Davison, the spouse of Thomas Oliver was born in 1884 Monkseaton, Northumberland Tynemouth 10b/210 q December 1849, although she with her parents William Davison & Ann Mariato to the Hexham area around 1890. The family are recorded in the 1891,1901 census. In 1911 the family unit was living Delegate Hall, Hexham and is listed below:
William Davison 56
Ann Maria Davison 56
Jane Ann Davison 25
William Pratt Davison 24
Edward Henry Davison 23
Daisy Davison 20
Thomas Pratt Davison 17
Wilfred Jefferson 20
Jane married Thomas C Oliver 1915 (Hexham, 10b/831 q June). Thomas's birth is recorded as Thomas Currey Oliver in 1873 (Hexham 10b/304 q June 1873). He can be found in the 1911 census living with his parents & siblings at High Eshells, Hexham.he is recorded as a farmer's son. The 1911 listing:
William Oliver 73
Hannah H Oliver 67
Thomas C Oliver 37
Hannah H Oliver 35
Priscilla M Oliver29
Amy Oliver 26
Florence Oliver 23
Henry Patrick 17
Thomas's parents came from Shotley & Alandale, Norhumberland
by R W G2G6 Pilot (260k points)
selected by Amanda Oliver
Records for the architect Thomas Oliver, indicate he was Scottish origin, being born in Over Crail, Roxburghshire, 14 January 1791. Seems he came to live in around 1813 Newcastle upon Tyne, to join an Architectural practice.
I remember family talking about having had scottish links, apparently we are allowed to wear the full kit of scots man, with the right to some sword/knife in the sock? On the Olivers side there is meant to be also a male relation that was deported to Australia due to sheep rustling on his way from scotland to market, also a knight and on the Davison side there is meant to be a relation to the suffragette Emily Davison.

Its all very intriguing but also frustraing trying to find anyone past William Oliver thats a Cert.
Working a litle further back, William Oliver married Hannah Hellen Robinson in 1863, Hexham.

This is the link: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJLF-WYH

This link I believe to be William's baptism:


and Hannah's: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5J7-C6S
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I have 4 generations of Olivers in Northumberland in my pedigree, going back to 5th great grandfather Andrew Oliver who married in Horton in 1776. I think that the next step back is either going to take me to the Bellingham area or across the border to Roxburghshire.

I just joined wikitree yesterday and will be adding these folks as I build out my tree here over the next few weeks.
by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (630k points)

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