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Saturday 25 July 2015

A Fishing Family from Low Greens, Berwick

Peter Young and Susan Bingham
From Catherine Higgins:

Susan Bingham (my great grandmother), born 5 August 1862 in The Parade, Berwick-upon-Tweed, married Peter Young, born 1860, Berwick-upon-Tweed in  on 7 Oct 1897 at St Mary's.

Shop at 41 Low Greens with Peter Young in doorway ?

Can you identify these people ?

The family had a dairy and shop at 41 Low Greens, Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Susan died in 1912 and the family were left in the care of servants while Peter was at sea.
He carried on the dairy business after leaving the herring fishing.

They had 3 children:

  • Mary Jane Hill Young (my grandmother)
  • Peter Young
  • Thomas Young
Peter Young (born 1860) was the son of Thomas Young (born 1824), a fisherman, who. in 1881 lived at 61 Low Greens. They must have had some wealth because in the 1861 census, they had a 16 year old Irish servant, Jane Colaghan.

Thomas was the son of George Young, a fisherman, born in 1801. In 1851, the family lived at 115 The Greenes.

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