thank you so much for yr messages - after several yrs of sending out rather plaintive requests, i had concluded i was the only one! we are certainly interested in the same people. arthur stanley, originally of sligo, then of blackhill, consett, then of denton, was my great, great grandfather. my father was brought up in blaydon (i see you are in ryton) and even i spent few early years in south shields, altho am now based in london.
some of your information was familiar, but some was new so we evidently have a lot to share with one another.
just for starters, what's your interest, what's your link? are we cousins? or do you have a more academic interest?