I just received these 2 emails from a man from Durham Co., England.
Do any of these names look familiar?
Hello Stephen, I stumbled on your website by accident, I found some of the detail fascinating.My son is also called Stephen Urwin (aged 6).I was interested to see your ancestors are from County Durham England.I was born there in 1956. This is also where my Father (Robert) and his ancestors seem to originate (grandfather Joseph).My great grandfather is allegedly named John. My father was keen to trace his line when he retired.Unfortunately, he never lived long enough to reach his objective.Perhaps I will and fulfil that wish.
Currently we live in Lancashire in the North-west of England.
Regards and best wishes,
Yes, you can put a copy of the email on the forum.
I was born in Gateshead where you will find quite a tribe of the Urwin family.My father came from a very large family. He was born in Dunston and he mentioned Hetton le hole in connection with his parents from time to time. I will write to my aunties (they are more reliable than my Uncles) and seek firm information as to birth certificates and historical records available.
Thanks for the help so far.I will pass on any information If you feel it would be useful.