1,631 baptisms from the Barnard Castle Wesleyan Methodist Circuit registers covering 1892 to April 1957. These are from 4 registers with overlapping time frames. Abodes mentioned, in both County Durham and Yorkshire, include Aldborough, Barnard Castle, Barningham, Boldron, Bowes, Butterknowle, Caldwell (near Richmond), Cleatlam, Cotherstone, Dalton (near Richmond), Darlington, Gainford, Ingleton, Kinninvie, Langleydale, Lartingon, Low Startforth, Marwood, Newsham (near Richmond), Richmond, Rokeby, Romaldkirk, Scargill, Staindrop, Stainton, Startforth, Streatlam, Winston, and Woodland.
Nearly all the baptisms include the birth date of the child, but not the father’s occupation (as is typical of Methodist baptism registers). Here are some samples:
- 28 Mar 1895 Margaret Baldwin of Middleton in Teesdale, born 21 May 1859, daughter of James Baldwin & Mary Ann Baldwin
- 11 Mar 1909 John William Fortune of Winston, born 18 Jan 1909, son of Denton Fortune & Meggie Elizabeth Fortune, baptized at home – child & mother very ill
- 13 Jul 1919 John Joseph Longmyers of Primrose Cottage, born 3 June 1919, son of John George Longmyers & Martha Annie Longmyers, baptized at Primrose Cottage