I AM attempting to track down descendants of my family who lived at Escomb and Staindrop throughout the 20th Century

I am looking for the descendants of Holmes and Mary Fraser James (nee Manson) who married at Escomb in 1893.

Their children were Henry, Alice, Margaret and Edith

I have found out that Henry, a First World War soldier, died in 1919, Alice married Thomas Little in 1922 and had children Doreen, Kenneth and Alice. Edith James married Christopher N Pattinson in 1929 and had children Donald and David

In 1939, Holmes and wife Mary James lived at Hodgsons Cottages, Staindrop, the Pattinson family lived at Victoria House and the Little family at 26 Addison Road.

My great grandfather was John Bell, born 1874 in South Shields, who was the half brother of Mary Fraser Manson.

They were both the children of Alice Pickering, originally from Bishop Auckland.

Mike John, 31 Westmoor Close, Newport, NP19 4NZ