4,077 baptisms in the parish of Hart St. Mary Magdalene in Hartlepool district.
Hart, an ancient parish of County Durham, includes the townships and hamlets of Dalton-Piercy, Elwick, Hart, Nesbit, Red Lion, Thorpe Bulmer, and Throston. It is bounded on the north and north-west by Monk Hesledon parish, on the south-west by Elwick Hall, on the south by Stranton, and on the east by the German Ocean. Hart originally contained the chapelry of Hartlepool which became the parish of Hartlepool St. Hilda’s. Generally, only the father (or single mother) is named in these baptisms until 1736, when we start seeing both parents named, and of course this set includes the detail-rich 1798-1812 period. Some samples:
- 20 Jul 1584 Beele White, ye child of John White
- 29 Sep 1629 Jhon Loman, son of Henrie [Henry] Loman & Anne, borne in the house of Robt. Mainsforth who said that Henrie Loman was his father her husband
- 22 Nov 1713 Dorothy Bates, daughter of Anne Bates (whom she fathered on a souldier)
- 1 Jan 1798 John Gibbon, born 13 Nov 1797, 3rd son of John Gibbon (native of Parish Denton) by his wife Ann White (daughter of Thomas, native of Garmonsway Moor in the Parish of Kelloe)
Burials and marriages to follow soon.