John Stevenson and Mary Ellen Hampson lived in Roberts street when they got married. One of the witnesses Mary Brown was in fact John Stevenson’s half sister Mary Fowler. Was he thinking about the overhead trains when he said his father’s name was George Stevenson? Robert street still exists, located in the same area but following a different course. This would have been an ideal location for a seaman, almost direct onto Prices dock. The church of St. Nicholas and our lady was a short walk for them, I hope they had good weather.
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