Newcastle Courant Friday 16th April 1841.

Deaths: Near Bourdeaux, on 2nd inst, by shipwreck, William, youngest son of Mr. Bryan Garthwaite, of the Shield-field, Newcastle, formerly of Trimdon, Durham.

Newcastle Courant Friday 6 January 1843

Died: At the Shield Field, on the 2nd. inst., aged 21, much regretted, Bryan, son of Mr. Bryan Garthwaite.

Newcastle Guardian and Tyne Mercury Saturday 13 Oct. 1866

Deaths. Queenstown. – On the 3rd. inst., Thomas, only surviving son of the late Mr. Bryan Garthwaite, of this town, and formerly of Trimdon, Durham.


Margaret married John Rogerson in 1843, a proprietor of a coal business, St. Andrew, Newcastle, he died in 1874. They had a daughter Catherine, who married James Pattie a minister in the Catholic Apostolic Church, Newcastle 1873. They had three children. James died 1887 and Catherine 1930 in Southampton.

Hannah never married and lived with her parents. After her parents died she moved to Cullercoats and is shown to be a boarding house keeper, her only boarder was her sister Margaret (property owner, own means).  Hannah and Margaret lived together in Cullercoats until they died, Hannah in 1905 (age 90) and Margaret in 1906 (age 86).


As far as we can determine, the Garthwaite family had their roots in Kelloe, where Joseph’s great grandfather James was born in1630. The first connection with Trimdon found was that of James’ granddaughter Mary who was the wife of the Revd. William Woodifield, Vicar of Trimdon.


 Will of William Woodifield – Timdon Curate. 1748.
(Husband of Mary Garthwaite).

In the Name of God Amen.

I William Woodifield of Trimdon in the County of Durham Minister of the Gospel, Do make this my last Will and Testament in Manner following, that is to say, I Give and Bequeath unto my beloved Wife Mary Woodifield all my Household Furniture of what kind or quality the Same may be as Consist. An also all my Library of Books of what form, or Science, the same may be of and Consist. I Give and Bequest unto my Brother Stephen Woodifield the sum of two Shillings and Sixpence. I also Give and Bequeath unto my Sister Lucy Colling the sum of two Shillings and Sixpence, and all the Rest and Residue of my Personal Estate whatsoever of what kind or Quality the same may be or consist, My Debts, Legacies and Funeral Expenses being first paid and Discharged, I Give and Bequeath the Same Unto my Beloved Wife Mary Woodifield and do hereby Constitute and Appoint the said Mary Woodifield my Beloved Wife Sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament hereby Revoking all former and other Will and Wills by me at any time heretobefore I made in witness thereof. I have hereto Set my Hand and Seal this fourth Day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven Hundred and forty Eight.

Signed, Sealed, Published, and Declared, for and as the Last Will and Testament of the said William Woodifield attested at his Request and in his presence, by, at whose Names are hereto Subscribed. Wm. Woodifield Minister.


Joseph Airey
Ann Sidgwick
Christr. Sidgwick.