George Earnshaw was the third son of Thomas Earnshaw and Elizabeth Crosby born at Dawdon Hall & christened February 6th, 1830 at St Andrew's, Dalton-le-Dale, Co. Durham.
In 1841 George was living with his parents at Dawdon Hall.
In 1851 he was a railway labourer living at home in William St, Dawdon.
He was still living at home in 1861 when he was a parish clerk.
In 1881 George was unmarried and living at Ocean Rd, Ryhope. He was a railway signalman.
By 1901 George (70) had returned to Dawdon – to 28 William St where he had grown up! He was a railway clerk and sharing the house was the Lumsden family from Scotland.
George died on January 22nd, 1911, aged 80, at his sister’s home, Wood Vue, Spennymoor. Probate was granted at Durham to his sister Mary, wife of James Hall, & George’s effects were £477.9s.