Aussie search leads to Morpeth

A DELVE into family history has brought an Australian woman’s search for relatives to Morpeth.

Family history researcher Veronica Lisle, of Amble, has been asked to look into the woman’s Northumberland family link, with hopes of putting the long-lost relatives in contact.

The woman is a descendant of Minnie Charlton, who was born in 1895 as the daughter of John George Charlton and his wife Elizabeth Gray.

The family were living in Bullers Green on the 1911 census, with John and Minnie’s brothers Robert, John and William all registered as bricklayers or builders.

In 1924 Minnie, her four-year-old son John George, and her mother Elizabeth sailed on the SS Bendigo from the Port of London to Australia. Prior to their journey, they could be contacted via Mrs Lamb at 7 Station Cottages, Morpeth.

Mrs Lisle is keen to hear from anyone who thinks they may be related to Minnie or the rest of the family.

Her siblings were Robert (born 1886), who also went to Australia at some point, Elizabeth (born 1880), who married Robert Noble in Morpeth in 1899 and had a son John, Alice (born 1881) and Emily (born 1884), who married Fred Nendick in Newcastle in 1917 and had three daughters Vera, Olive and Doris.

There was also John (born 1890) and William (born 1892).

Anyone who can help the search can contact Ms Lisle on 01665 712014 or email