John Young and Mary Hobson

John Young was born in 1697 in Chester-le-Street, Durham to parents Robert Young and Mary Tuke (1678-1717).

St Mary and St Cuthberts Chester le Street Durham

John was baptised on 30 December at Chester-le-Street, and his abode was given as of the parish.

John had one sibling – William Young, who was baptised at Chester-le-Street on 15 April 1703 and died there on 1 December 1792.

John’s parents Robert and Mary were married at Chester-le-Street in the Durham Diocese on 9 September 1695.

Robert Young was stated to be from the parish, and Mary Tuke was from Darlington, Durham.

John Young married Mary Hobson in 1736 at Chester-le-Street. John was of the parish, and Mary was from Urpeth Pits.

John and Mary had five children baptised in the parish of Chester-le-Street –

  1. John b 1737 Urpeth Pits, marr Mary Bewly in 1762
  2. James b 1739 Urpeth Pits
  3. Mary b 1742 Urpeth Pits, d 1820 Urpeth, marr Robert Luke, 9 children
  4. Joseph b 1745 & d 1746 Urpeth Pits
  5. Joseph b 1747 Urpeth Pits, d 1832, marr Mary Crawson in 1768

The family lived in the coalmining village of Urpeth Pits.

Urpeth, Durham

Urpeth Colliery was six miles (9 kms) south of Newcastle. Urpeth started its life as a coal mining area with multiple seams of coal being mined from various locations.

Urpeth Colliery was owned by the Birtley Iron Company and during its heyday employed 300 men and boys. The on site coke ovens produced up to 470 tons of coke each day.

John and Mary Young most likely died in Urpeth, date unknown.