I don't "do" new-fangled counties (?) like Tyne and Wear and Merseyside, not when it comes to ancestors who were born in proper counties before the politicos started messing things around. One such is Mary Isabella Bowmaker who died in Sunderland in 1939. A. tells me that she died in Sunderland, Cumberland, but, unless there's a wee hamlet in Cumberland with that name, I know they've got it wrong. That's for probate. Her death record says inferred county Northumberland. I've always believed Sunderland to be in County Durham, and Genuki Durham says it is. So is it, or has it been moved without anyone noticing - except A. who are now totally muddled and might put it in Cornwall next.