I am trying to find out more information about Esther Pearson, who married Nicholas Cowey in 1860. The date of Esther's mariage was gleaned from Raymond Cowey's excellent website. According to the 1881 and 1901 censuses she was born in Gateshead in about 1842. I'm in the process of trying to obtain her birth certificate, but was wondering if anyone had come across her as a result of their research. My grandmother (Esther's grandaughter) believes that she was the licensee of The Free Gardeners Arms, Easington Lane, Co. Durham, and I would be very interested if anyone could confirm this.