Thank you Eggy and Canny Lass. I’m going to dig out the info I have and compare it, but I’m fairly sure there is a connection. I know my relative had a brother named Septimus and Eliza is a common name in the tree. Will check it out and let you know what I find. Thanks again.
I’m intrigued by this discussion of Phillips yard. My great great grandparents were Phillips and I believe Septimus Phillips was related to them. My great great grandfather was a boot/shoe maker who also worked in the local taverns. My great great grandmother was a hatmaker/milliner. They are listed in many directories as having premises in various parts of bedlington high street. Sadly I believe there may have been bankruptcy which resulted in them having to leave the area in or around 1870/72. I wonder if anyone has any further information about that time that might prove useful. T