My name is Val Pattison (nee Campbell),the photo’s are of my family the chap sitting wearing a cap is my Granddad James Campbell, the next the soldier is my uncle Herbert Makinson (formerly of Dean Bank) The next photo is my paternal Grandma Frances Campbell the next is my maternal grandma Rebecca Makinson and her sisters, the next Grandma Makinson with her son George Makinson, Granddad Herbert Makinson is also included on the next one. Following that is one of my paternal Grandmother Frances Campbell, the next one is my mother Ethel Campbell with my Great Aunt Lizzie and the little girl is me. The cute little boy with the funny trousers is Bill Pattison aged about 2 or 3. The next one is of my mother her maiden name being Ethel Makinson with her brother George who lost his leg in a pit accident at Mainsforth. The old wedding picture is my parents Ethel Makinson to Ralph Campbell. The last one is me aged about thirteen my paternal Grandma Frances and my kid sister Jan.
My name is Dale....my mum was born in Ferryhill, and she grew up there until she moved to Bedale.Robert Todd was my grandfathers' name...he married a Margaret Benson..that's where the Nunan comes in..my nan Nunan married a Benson.....now back to my mum..Sadie Catherine Todd married Archie Duncan MacRae.....after she and the Benson family moved to Windsor, Ontario...that's where I come in....Sadie and David.
Archie had two children a daughter me Dale and a son WILLIAM SLATER TODD,b. ABT Mar 1854 in Lamesley, Durham,(son of Robert Todd and Margaret Slater)
d. ABT May 883 in Auckland, Durham, occupation Coal Miner (1871, 1881).
Elizabeth Kennedy, b. ABT Aug 1856 in Leadgate, Durham,(daughter of Charles Kennedy and Ann Maine)
d. ABT Aug 1887 in Auckland, Durham, occupation Dressmaker (1881)
She married WILLIAM SLATER TODD, ABT Nov 1875 in Auckland, Durham,
i. Robert Edward Todd, b. ABT Feb 1876 in Tudhoe, Durham,
d. ABT Aug 1893 in Auckland, Durham, occupation Scholar (1881), Coal Miner (1891).
He is living with his Todd grandparents in 1891
ii. Charles Todd, b. ABT Nov 1877 in Stockton, Durham,
d. ABT Feb 1928 in Sedgefield, Durham,
occupation Coal Miner (1891), Coal Miner Hewer (1901, 1911).
He is living with his maternal uncle Joseph in 1891.
He died of dust in the lungs. He is buried in Ducombe Cemetery, Ferryhill.
He married Isabel Scott Lowery, ABT Nov 1899 in Sedgefield, Durham,
b. ABT May 1880 in Metal Bridge, Ferry Hill, Durham,
d. ABT May 1927 in Sedgefield, Durham. Isabel: She is buried in Ducombe Cemetery, Ferryhill
1. Joseph Lowery Todd, b. ABT Nov 1900 in Sedgefield, Durham,
d. ABT Nov 1900 in Sedgefield, Durham.
2. William Todd, b. ABT Dec 1901 in Sedgefield, Durham,
d. ABT Feb 1932 in Sedgefield, Durham.
3. Robert Edward Todd, b. 16 Jun 1904 in Ferryhill, Durham,
d. 28 Dec 1981 in Nottinghamshire.
He married Margaret Theresa Benson, ABT Aug 1930 in Bedale, Yorkshire
b. 9 May 1912 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland,
d. 27 Jan 1987 in Windsor, Ontario.
i.Sadie Catherine Todd, b. 30 May 1932 in Sedgefield, Durham. .
She married Archie Duncan MacRae,
b. 16 Aug 1932 in Windsor, Ontario,26
d. 27 Sep 1996 in Windsor, Ontario.26,70
i. Dale Ann MacRae b. 5 May 1953.
ii. David Duncan MacRae b. 12 May 1956.
iii. William Slater Todd, b. ABT Nov 1881 in Ferry Hill, Durham,
d. ABT Aug 1932 in Burnley, Lancashire, occupation Coal Miner Hewer (1911).
He is living with a cousin in 1891 and with his paternal grandmother in 1901.
He married Mary Cullen, ABT Feb 1902 in Durham, England,
b. ABT 1881 in Canny Hill, Durham. Mary:
d in 1884.