Does anyone have any connection or info on the Brunton family from Sunderland. Elizabeth Ann is my latest find in the family she was born in Southwick on the 15th June 1876 Her parents were Lowdon Brunton b. 1841 Sunderland (Marine Engine Fitter )and Mary Hannah Paxton b. 1841 Monkwearmouth Sunderland. They were married at the Parish Church All Saints Monkwearmouth 12th May 1861.
Lowdon's parents were Lowdon Brunton (builder)and Eliza Smith Trotter who were married 5th May 1835 Monkwearmouth Durham.
Mary Hannah's father was Robert Paxton a mariner, but so far I have not been able to find any more info about him.
Other family members are
Robert Brunton b. 1867 (Enginewrigt) m. Isabella Hall
Eliza Jane b. 1862.
Henry b.1869. Driller Marine Engine Works
James b. 1871.
Grandchildren of Lowdon and Mary Hannah who lived with them in 1901 were
Robert E. Brunton born <1881> Monkwearmouth
Alfred Brunton b. <1893> Monkwearmouth
Mary Brunton b. <1893> Southwick.
These children could have been either Robert or Henry's children, although Henry was living there and was married his wife is not down on the census at the address.
Robert was living in Middlesbrough with his wife Isabella at that time (they had no children with them in Middlesbrough) but around 1909 resided with Maud Ethel Sankey in Middlesbrough
who he was with until his death in 1934. They never married but had at least 16 children who were all called *** Brunton Sankey. The only surviving one being my father James Thomas (81 tommorrow)
Any help with any of these families greatly apprieciated as
thanks June Ann Kay.
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