Susannah Wrightson

FatherRobert Wrightson (1802-1803 – ) 
MotherDorothy Spain (22/06/1804 – 1875) 
Partner John Wells (ca 1844 – )

Married 1863 Q2 UK, Tyne and Wear, Sunderland


Mary Ann (22/01/1865 – )

Partner George Wells (1844-45 – )

Married 19/02/1866 UK, Tyne and Wear, Monkwearmouth


"England, Marriages, 1538-1973 ," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 Apr 2013), George Wells and Susannah Wells, 19 Feb 1866.

Name: George Wells
Birth Date: 1844
Age: 22
Spouse's Name: Susannah Wells
Spouse's Birth Date: 1844
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Age: 22
Event Date: 19 Feb 1866
Event Place: Monk-Wearmouth, Durham, England
Father's Name: William Wells
Mother's Name:
Spouse's Father's Name: Robert Wrightson
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Marital Status: Single
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00769-3
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 1514569
Reference ID: 170


Isabella Wells (1868 – )

John Wells (1870-71 – )


Susannah is described as a widow with the surname Wells when she married in 1866. Marriage records show that a Susannah Wrightson married in Sunderland in Q2 1863, as did a John Wells, George Smurthwaite and Lydia Hopkirk. The 1871 census shows George Smurthwaite and his wife Lydia living in Handel Street, Bishopwearmouth, so it is fair to assume that Susannah Wrightson married John Wells.

1871 census for 120 Church Street, Monkwearmouth Shore:
NameRelationAgeOccupationWhere born
Susannah WellsHead28 Durham Sunderland
Mary A WellsDaughter6ScholarDurham Monkwearmouth
Isabella WellsDaughter2 Durham Monkwearmouth
John WellsSon5 months Durham Monkwearmouth
Dorothy M McDonaldNeice11ScholarDurham Monkwearmouth
George Wells, married, 26, Able Seaman from Lincolnshire Long Sutton, was aborad Hampshire in Glamorgan on the night of Sunday April 2nd, 1871.

1881 census for 8&9 Garden Court, Monkwearmouth:
NameRelationAgeOccupationWhere born
George WellsHead36BakerLincolnshire Long Sutton
Susan WellsWife37 Durham Sunderland
Mary Ann WellsDaughter16ScholarDurham Sunderland
John WellsSon10ScholarDurham Sunderland

1891 census for 9 Garden Court, Monkwearmouth Shore:
NameRelationAgeOccupationWhere born
George WellsHead46BakerLinkhouse(?) Long Sutton
Susannah WellsWife47 Durham Sunderland
Dorothy WrightsonNiece9ScholarDurham Sunderland

1901 census for 8 Garden Court, Monkwearmouth Shore:
NameRelationAgeOccupationWhere born
George WellsHead56BakerLincoln Long Sutton
Susannah WellsWife57 Durham Sunderland
Dorothy WrightsonNiece19ScholarDurham Sunderland

The identity of Dorothy Wrightson is uncertain; however it appears she lived with her aunt and uncle until her death in 1904.

A Dorothy Wrightson Wells was baptised at St Peter's Church, Monkwearmouth on 16/09/1868, the same time and place as Isabella, and her parents names are shown as George Wells and Susannah.

Durham Records Online:
Cemetery Registers, Sunderland District - Record Number: 189269.12
Location: Sunderland (Fulwell)
Cemetery: Mere Knolls Cemetery
Denomination: any
24 Feb 1904 Dorothy Wrightson, of 8 Garden Court, age: 22, spinster.

Sources (click here for generic source information), - Dorothy Wrightson Wells.

This record was last updated on 18/04/2013 at 22:24