Hello Margaret, Unfortunatley my James Alder (my GG grandfather) was born in 1813. He was a Master Mariner and his seamans ticket states his place of birth as Newcastle upon Tyne. However, I think that he may have lived and grown up in Berwick, as his father originated from Berwick, and he had a brother Thomas who lived there. Also my grandfather belived that he had originated from there. The 1851 census for Hartlepool, states his place of birth as Berwick upon Tweed, while the 1861 census gives Newcastle. He died in 1866 and is buried in Archangel, Russia.