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People Connected to County Durham

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  • John Lawrence Pumphrey (1891 - 1914)
    Medal Index Cards findmypast Transcription First name(s) John L Last name Pumphrey Year 1914-20 Service number 2263 Second service number 2263 Rank Private,Private Second rank Private...
  • Charles Ernest Pumphrey (1881 - 1950)
    The Wilson Run Sedbergh School Possible! One of the unique school traditions is the Wilson Run, also known as the "Ten Mile" or "The Ten"; it is named after Bernard Wilson (the first housemaster of...
  • Gilbert William Lloyd Darwin (1899 - 1979)
    British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 Name: Gilbert William Lloyd Darwin Gender: Male Birth Date: abt 1899 Enlistment Age: 18 Document Year: 1917 Residence Place: Dryburn, Durham ...
  • Commander Francis Wharton Darwin (1896 - 1972)
    LOTFWW Royal Navy Officers 1899-1919 findmypast Transcription Record set Royal Navy Officers 1899-1919 First name(s) Francis Wharton Last name Darwin Birth year 1896 Rank Lieutenant Com...
  • Squadron Leader Charles John Wharton Darwin, DSO RAF (1894 - 1941)
    Squadron Leader Charles John Wharton Darwin DSO RAF (12 December 1894 - 26 December 1941) was a First World War flying ace credited with five aerial victories. ) Son of Col. Charles Waring Darwin...

People Connected to County Durham

Historic County of England

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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.

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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"


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South Africa

1820 British Settlers in South Africa

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