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From: Dave and Amanda Roberts <>
Subject: Re: [CUL] The Unknown Mine at Egremont
Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2002 20:24:25 -0400
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Dave Banks wrote:
> Our database has a John Diamond and family living in
> Ennerdale in 1861 and 1871. He was an Iron Miner, born in Bootle
> around 1829. Wife Susannah born Branthwaite around 1836.
Thanks for this lovely info. I did trace this particular John Wilson
Diamond on the 1881 census. They had two daughters living with them:
Mary Eleanor who was 3 years old, and Ann (my g-g-grandmother) who was
11 years old. They had other children too. Hannah (14) I found working
at a farm in Gosforth and Joseph (18) apprenticing as a boot and
shoemaker in Distington. What I did not know until you emailed, was
Susannah's maiden name - Branthwaite. So you've very kindly opened up a
new branch for me.
> Your John would be born around 1889, but may be a grandson of this
The John Diamond that was my g-grandfather was Ann's illegitimate son,
born in 1892. No idea who is biological father was. He had a sister,
also born out of wedlock named Ellie....all this I discovered this past
> We also have a Joseph C Diamond killed at William Pit, Whitehaven in
> an explosion on 15th August 1947, aged 33. He lived at 8, Grasmere
> Ave, Woodhouse, and left a wife and four children.
> Any connections?
I do not yet know if this man was related or not. I will have to trace
the descendants of Ann Diamond's siblings - Hannah, Joseph, and Mary
The search continues.
Many thanks for all your help,