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People Connected to County Durham

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  • Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, KG, MC, PC (1897 - 1977)
    Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, KG, MC, PC (12 June 1897 – 14 January 1977) was a British Conservative politician, who was Prime Minister from 1955 to 1957. He was also Foreign Secretary ...
  • George L. Willis (1926 - 2011)
    George L Willis From Free BMD: Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page Marriages Mar 1956 (>99%) KILMISTER Jessie M WILLIS Anglesey E. 8a 28 Scan available - click to view WI...
  • Captain John Hunter (c.1675 - 1734)
    Chronology of Military Service Capt. John Hunter: (after the Boyne) from a type written chronology evidently written by a Hunter. This starts with the service of Hunter after the Battle of Boyne "1...
  • Sarah Malcolm (c.1710 - 1733)
    Sarah Malcolm From Capital Sarah Malcolm is the third in this series of educated, middle class young women who met her death at the hands of the “common hangman”. She...
  • William Barry Nelson (1894 - 1916)
    NELSON, WILLIAM BARRY Rank: Private Service No: 14387 Date of Death: 11/08/1916 Age: 22 Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry 14th Bn. Grave Reference: Plot 1. Row B. Grave 8. Cemeter...

People Connected to County Durham

Historic County of England

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// HELP is always welcome - Please get involved!!//


How to use this Page

  1. Please link any GENI Profiles with links to County Durham to this project.
  2. You can ALSO add the earliest heads of families to the list of County Durham Families on Geni below (don't forget to link their profiles to the project as well). These would usually be male! Please restrict people added to the list to the earliest head of family!

Note People with links to County Durham can be linked to the project but not necessarily added to the list below.

People connected to County Durham can also be linked to the following projects.

Historical and Political people

- accommodated by the project Historical County Durham which covers the History of County Durham and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.

Famous or Notable People

Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown! Please visit County Durham - Famous People and add them to the listing there.


People from County Durham who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "County Durham families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.

Where the earliest known ancestor is the emigrant add them to the list below. In some cases if there is a project that covers them in detail please link the project.

To participate in any project

- you do need to first be a collaborator - so please join the project using the request link under "actions" at the top right of the page. Visit Geni Wikitext, Unicode and images which gives a great deal of assistance. See the discussion Project Help: How to add Text to a Project - Starter Kit to get you going!

See also the following GENi projects


Heads of County Durham Families on Geni

Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Other links take you to external biographical web pages.

























Emigrants from County Durham

Please add the names of people from County Durham who settled in the "New World"


South America

United States



South Africa

1820 British Settlers in South Africa

Other Pages for People Connected to English Counties


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