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My favourite ancestor Daniel Adamson of Shildon 1778 - 1832, and my line of descent

Daniel Adamson of Shildon  ==  Nanny Gibson, 1781 - 1860  had 15 children
Inn-keeper, Grey Horse, Shildon

He also operated a horsedrawn passenger coach amid the steam engines of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.
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In 1832 he died and :
"- - - - was buried, complete with a tombstone, in St Andrews Auckland churchyard."  (The church was established in 1274.)
"- - - - It is beside the path to the South door, on the left hand side looking towards the church."
Quotations above are from memoirs of Sally Carter Adamson, architect, Daniel's 5 x g.granddaughter who died at Holmes Chapel in 2011.
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Elizabeth Adamson II  b.1818 == James Dent b.1815, carpenter
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In August 1885 her brother Daniel gained Royal Assent for the Manchester Ship Canal.
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Ann Adamson  b.22 Jul.1838 == Robert Brown  b.1836, engine erecter, Shildon & Manchester

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Helena Brown   b.6 Feb 1876 == Harry Royle  b.17 Oct 1871, publican
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Sydney Royle   b.27 Aug 1905, publican and electrical engineer == Dora Phillips  b.15 Aug 1911
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Geoffrey Royle  b.28 Jul 1935, mechanical engineer == Dorothy Brown  b.2 Jun 1938
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