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Highside Bank (aka Highside Farm, 2007)
Heighington, Co. Durham

 This house warrants its own page within this web-site due to a remarkable coincidence set out in the frames below.
There is no reason to believe that the families were in any way connected in the 19th century,
as the Barretts were of Oxford, and the Brown's were of Co.Durham/N.Yorks.

1841 Census
A member of my mother's ancestral family lived here.
i.e. Susannah (Barrett) Wilkinson b.1801
of Oxford.
She was g.g.grandfather's sister.

1891 Census
A member of my father's ancestral family lived here.
i.e. Mary (Orton) Brown b.1808
of Cleveland.
She was g.g.grandmother
(widow of William Brown, S&DR engine driver)


The house is on high ground with a good view toward the Cleveland Hills.
A view photographed from nearby may be seen here [link]