Margaret Peel1,2

(circa 1809 - after 1861)

BMDB data

     Margaret Peel was born cir. 1809 Kenton, Par. of Gosforth, NBL, ENG, poss. the Margaret bap. 27 Aug 1809 to William PEAL and Elizabeth GRAHAM, Christ Church; Born 16 Jun 1809; William of Percy Main [Pitman] native of Whickham parish; Elizabeth native of Bellingham Parish. 2 dtrs; (Mary 1811, at which bap. Elizabeth is described as of Ovingham Par., "3 dtrs.")1,3,4
     Margaret Peel married William Harrison on 11 Apr 1829 Gosforth, NBL, ENG.5,6,2
     Margaret Peel died aft. 1861 ?Longbenton, NBL, ENG.
     Many trees seem to have latched on to Margaret WINSKELL as William's wife - but in the 1851 census she is single, born Westmoreland, when William and Margaret are together in Longbenton. Margaret consistently shows her birthplace as Northumberland, Kenton (in Gosforth Parish).

My interest?
Myself, a second cousin, and another person with Scottish ancestry all have a FamilyFinder dna match in common (triangulated match) on chromosome 17.
The only branch on one tree that isn't early American is this Northumberland branch - still being investigated.7

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Margaret Harrison appeared on the census of 1841 Sth Shields, Dist of Jarrow, DUR, ENG, with William Harrison, as HARRISON: William 35 collier; Margaret 30 ; Phillis 10, Matthew 7, William 5 (none b. Cty); In same hsehold: John CULLANS 55 labourer and John CULLANS 13 both b. ?Ireland or ?Sct? (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)6
     Margaret Harrison appeared on the census of 1851 Longbenton Village, Dist of Tynemouth, NBL, ENG, with William Harrison, enumerated as HARRISON: William 45 coal miner shifter b. Kenton, NBL; wife Mgt 43 b. Kenton, NBL; Children: Mattw 17, Willm 11 both coal miner drivers, b. Kenton; Ann 12 scholar b Spittal Tongues, NBL; Mgt 9 scholar b. Jarrow, DUR; Hannah 6 b. Gateshead, DUR.3
     Margaret Harrison appeared on the census of 1861 Long Benton, NBL, ENG, enumerated as HARRISON: Mgt head, wid. 52 b. Gosforth, NBL; Dtr: Hannah 17 b Gateshead, DUR; Grddtr: Mgt Ann 5 b Long Benton, NBL; Lodgers: ... pitmen.1


William Harrison (cir. 1806 - )
  • Margaret Harrison5 (cir. 1843 - )
  • Hannah Harrison1 (cir. 1844 - )
Last Edited2 Jun 2018


  1. 1861 Census images, England & Wales, via, Long Benton, NBL, RG 9; Piece: 3845; Folio: 66; Page: 8; Sched. 46, hsehold of Mgt HARRISON, extracted Feb 2014.
  2. online at, Marr. 11 Apr 1829 William HARRISON & Margaret PEEL, Gosforth, NBL, from England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 (FamSearch), extracted Feb 2014.
  3. 1851 Census images, England & Wales, via, Par. Longbenton, Dist Tynemouth, NBL HO107; Piece: 2411; Folio: 34; Page: 8; hsehold of Willaim & Margaret HARRISON, extracted Feb 2014.
  4. Findmypast online at, Birth 16 Jun Bap. 27 Aug 1809 Margaret d/o William PEAL (pitman of Percy Main, native Whickham Parish) & Elizabeth GRAHAM (native of Bellingham Parish), Christ Church Tynemouth, NLB, from Northumberland and Durham Baptisms, extracted from index Feb 2014.
  5. 1871 Census images, England & Wales, via, Village Guide Post, Morpeth, Par. of Bedlington, NBL, RG10; Piece: 5166; Folio: 122; Page: 25;Sched. 120, hsehold of Margaret BOWES, extracted Feb 2014.
  6. 1841 Census images, England & Wales, via, Civil Parish: Jarrow; Sth Shields, Dist Jarrow, DUR HO107; Piece: 297; Book: 8; Enumeration District: 21; Folio: 29; Page: 19; hsehold of William & Margaret HARRISON, extracted Feb 2014.
  7. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Feb 2014.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.