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Isaac Burnhope

Male 1749 - 1762  (~ 13 years)


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  • Name Isaac Burnhope 
    Christened 2 Mar 1748/1749  Hunstanworth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried 2 May 1762  Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4618  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

  • 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. Christening records for Hunstanworth Parish, Durham from a parish trancription book which I reviewed Jun 2009 at the Durham Records Office in Durham City provide the following three children of Isaac, which actual records I have reviewed on FHL film 1068651:
      27 Jul 1747 Kathrine Burnhope, d. of Isaac. [Note the entry immediately afterwards is the marriage of William Burnhope and Jane Short even though it is dated 3 May1747; the surname is spelled the same.]
      2 Mar 1748/1749 Isaac Burnhope, s. of Isaac of Ridlehope [sic].
      10 Mar 1750/1751 John Burnhope, s. of Isaac of Newbigginhope.

      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.]

      BURIAL:
      1. Hexham, Burial Transcripts 1754-1851: 2 May 1762, Isaac Burnip, son of Isaac.