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:
1881 census for 8&9 Garden Court, Monkwearmouth:
1891 census for 9 Garden Court, Monkwearmouth Shore:
1901 census for 8 Garden Court, Monkwearmouth Shore:
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
24 Feb 1904 Dorothy Wrightson, of 8 Garden Court, age: 22, spinster.
This record was last updated on 18/04/2013 at 22:24