Alexander Bonner

#13890, b. between 1825 and 1827, d. 6 July 1875

Individual's Timeline

Birthbetween 1825 and 1827Alexander Bonner
Marriage31 March 1846Alexander Bonner1
Marriage of DaughterMarch 1867Margaret Bonner2
Marriage of Daughter17 August 1867Elizabeth Bonner3,4
Marriage of Daughter31 December 1872Alice Bonner5,6,7
Death RegSeptember 1873Ellen Bonner8
Death6 July 1875Alexander Bonner1

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Alexander was a coalminer or a pitman.

Census details

Brushes with the LAW

Alexander was charged with the Manslaughter of his wife. The inquest found the Ellen had died from the violence inflicted by her husband, but on the same day when brought before the magistrates, Alexander was found not guilty on account of the insufficiency of evidence against him. See one of the exhibits for the newspaper clipping from the inquest.
Background information - COUNTY ANTRIM

"Antrim, a county of Ireland, in the province of Ulster, 46 Irish miles long, and 27 broad; bounded on the E and N by the sea, W by Londonderry and Lough Neagh, and S by Down. This county contains 605 Irish or 972 English square miles, 387,200 Irish plantation acres, equal to 622,059 English ones, 21,222 houses and 261,601 inhabitants. In it is situated a great natural curiosity called the Giant's Causeway, consisting of lofty pillars of basaltes, all of angular shapes. The linen manufacture is carried on very extensively in this county. It sends five members to parliament. The principal rivers are the Bann and Lagan. The principal towns are Belfast, Carrickfergus, Antrim, Lisburn, Ballymena, and Ballymoney. The assizes are held at Carrickfergus."
[From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]

Children of Alexander Bonner and Ellen Robertson


  1. Website ( "Gedge Family Tree (Owner: scooby1248)."
  2. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Benner      Margaret            Sunderland      10a     487     
    WILSON      Stafford            Sunderland      10a     487.
  3. Website ( "From the family tree of sarah11007. The marriage certificate was posted as an exhibit, Alexander BONNER is listed as Elizabeth's father."
  4. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, BONNER      Elizabeth            Newcastle T.      10b     203     
    O'CONNOR      Terence            Newcastle T.      10b     203.
  5. Copies of original certificates and docs.
  6. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, PATTERSON, Matthew     Age:     21 years     Marriage
    Wife:     Alice BONNER     Age:     20 years
    Marriage Date:     31 Dec 1872     Recorded in:     St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
    Husband's Father:     Matthew PATTERSON
    Wife's Father:     Alexander BONNER
    Source:     FHL Number 1526458     Dates:     1869-1886

    BONNER Alice Yarmouth 4b 51 phaver dec 1872 qtr.
  7. Free parish registers, online,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     77
    MarriageDate     31 Dec 1872
    GroomForename     Matthew
    GroomSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomAge     21
    GroomParish     Great Yarmouth
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Fireman
    GroomAbode     S Quay
    BrideForename     Alice
    BrideSurname     BONNER
    BrideAge     20
    BrideParish     Great Yarmouth
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideAbode     S Quay
    GroomFatherForename     Matthew
    GroomFatherSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomFatherOccupation     Sailor
    BrideFatherForename     Alexander
    BrideFatherSurname     BONNER
    BrideFatherOccupation     Coal Heaver
    WitnessOneForename     Samuel
    WitnessOneSurname     KNIGHT
    WitnessTwoForename     Eliza
    WitnessTwoSurname     CARR
    Notes     X Her Mark
    FileNumber     12209.
  8. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Ellen Bonner
    Estimated birth year:      abt 1821
    Year of Registration:      1873
    Quarter of Registration:      Jul-Aug-Sep
    Age at Death:      52
    District:      Newcastle Upon Tyne
    County:      Northumberland, Tyne and Wear
    Volume:      10b
    Page:      5.
  9. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD.