Hannah Burnhope

Female 1760 -


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  • Name Hannah Burnhope 
    Born Whitley Mill (near Whitley Chapel), Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 23 May 1760  Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I4617  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2014 

    Father Isaac Burnhope,   b. Abt 1715, of, Northumberland or Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1781, Wood Hall Mill, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Jane,   b. Abt 1731, of Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F981  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Walton,   b. of Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 Jul 1783  Warden, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1921  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • CHRISTENING:
      1. Note that Isaac lived in the Newbiggin/Riddlehamhope area which was centered near Shotley, Hunstantworth, and Hexham parishes all of which he had children christened. LDS IGI extracted records for Hexham, Northumberland, England per batch P000642, film 0094998, printout 6905734 show:
      Mary Burnep, dau. of Isaac Burnep chr. 14 Oct 1753.
      Joseph Burnip, son of Isaac Burnip chr. 7 Mar 1756.
      Ann Burnip, dau. of Isaac Burnip chr. 9 Apr 1758.
      Hannah Burnip, dau. of Isaac Burnip chr. 23 Mar 1760.

      2. By following the various christening records of his children, we can ascertain Isaac's residence and and the name of his wife Jane. Isaac lived in the Newbiggin/Riddlehamhope area which was centered near Shotley, Hunstantworth, and Hexham parishes all of which he had children christened. Newbiggin/Riddlehamhope do not show on most maps since they are not villages as much as a just a location. Using older maps, I was able to locate them. On modern maps such as Google, locate Hunstanworth in County Durham. Just slightly above Hunstanworth across the field is the River Derwent going from west to east. Slightly to the west of Hunstanworth, the river turns upward northwesternly while a serpentine forested hill turns southwesterly. At this first bow on the north side is Newbiggin Fell. Continue to follow the river as it then immediately turns back west and then you are at Riddlehamhope on the north side of the river. Slightly to the west of that is Riddlehamhope Fell. Note that this river is the boundary between counties Durham on the south and Northumberland on the north thereby making the Burnhopes residents of Northumberland. The meaning of the old English word Fell is from the Old Norse meaning an upland stretch of open country; a moor; or a barren or stony hill. We know that Isaac was a miller because he eventually ends up at Woodhall Mill very near Haydon's Bridge where he dies in 1781. The location of Newbiggin/Riddlehamhope on a river may have been due to work as a miller even though his early profession is not given in the christening records.
      The record of his child William must appear in two separate registers (a local and bishop's trancript?) because my transcription shows the entry below whereas the LDS IGI shows the same entry without the father but with a mother Jane Burnhope listed. This establishes Jane as the wife of Isaac.
      Note that in a separate transcription book for Hexham baptisms (1752-1851) which I reviewed at the Northumberland Records Office at Woodhorn Jun 2009, there were some minor differences as noted above in [brackets].
      The various parish records showing the christening of Isaac's children in chronological order show:
      Shotley, Northumberland:
      William Burnhope, son of Isaac of Newggin(sic) hope chr. 21 Jul 1745.
      Hunstanworth, Durham:
      Kath. Burnhope, d. of Isaac, chr. 27 Jul 1747.
      Isaac Burnhope, s. of Isaac of Ridlehope [sic], chr. 2 Mar 1748/1749 (bur in 1762 in Hexham).
      John Burnhope, s. of Isaac of Newbigginhope, chr. 10 Mar 1750/1751
      Hexham, Northumberland:
      Mary Burnep, dau. of Isaac Burnep chr. 14 Oct 1753. [Mary Burnip, d. of Isaac of Leafield House. I have tried to find a Leafield House using Google and what I can find thus far is in Birtley, a suburb in County Durham of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne just north of Chester-le-Street. This is off the path considering Newbiggin and Whitley Mill are in close proximity to each other south of Hexham and makes one wonder if there is a closer Leafield House.]
      Joseph Burnip, son of Isaac Burnip chr. 7 Mar 1756. [Isaac of Whitley Mill.]
      Ann Burnip, dau. of Isaac Burnip chr. 9 Apr 1758. [Isaac of Whitley Mill.]
      Hannah Burnip, dau. of Isaac Burnip chr. 23 Mar 1760. [Mary Burnip, d. of Isaac - not sure why one transcription would say Hannah and the other Mary.]

      MARRIAGE:
      1. Note that the church in Haydon was not allowed to record marriages since they were not licensed per the Hardwich Marriage Act of 1754. Marriages resume after 1797. Consequently, the marriage was performed in Warden which was the parish responsible for the subservient chapelry of Haydon. The entry per FHL film 1068615 for Warden parish records:
      12 Jul 1783: John Walton and Hannah Burnhope, both of the Chapelry of Haydon. Wit: Wm. Topping and Jos. Burnhope. Md. by John Farrer, curate. Both sign their names as John Walton and Hannah Burnhope. [The witness Joseph Burnhope is most likely Hannah's brother.]
      A search of other Burnhope marriages in this parish in the same time period shows only two others, both of which are relations - Hannah's brother Joseph and Elizabeth Mewis 13 Jan 1792 and Hannah's nephew (Joseph and Elizabeth's son) William Burnhope to Mary Oliver 10 Jul 1808.