Crossing the river Tyne from Heworth, and introducing a new civil registration district on this site, we bring you 2,588 baptisms and 4,855 burials at Wallsend St. Peter in Tynemouth district, Northumberland. You will find many of the same family names in Wallsend as in Heworth, Gateshead, and Jarrow, as families moved back and forth across the river or used the parish across the river if it was more convenient or if it was their home parish. Residences mentioned in Wallsend records include Bigges Main, Byker, Carville, Hazelrigg, Howdon, Howdon Pans, Killingworth (Longbenton), Kirkley, Little Benton, Newcastle, North Shields, Point Pleasant, Rosehill, Tynemouth, Walker (Longbenton), Wallsend, Wallsend Quay, Westgate, Willington, Willington Quay, and Willington Square.
- 1 Jan 1834 William Forster, of Howdon Pans, child of Henry Forster (mariner) & Isabella
- 21 Apr 1844 William Henry Fothergill, of Wallsend, child of John Fothergill (mason) & Elizabeth
- 2 Oct 1855 Edith Lindon Adamson, of Willington Quay, child of William Adamson (ship builder) & Emma Young Adamson
- 1 Oct 1871 Elizabeth Ellen Pallister, of Wallsend Quay, child of Robert Pallister (publican) & Elizabeth
- 04 Jan 1834 Jane Swan, of Shiremoor, Parish of Tynemouth, age: 86
- 21 Jun 1835 Tysick [Tyzick] Miller, of Wallsend, age: 20, one of 101 persons killed on the 18th June from the blast of inflamable air in Wallsend colliery
- 24 Sep 1849 Christopher Hann, of Wallsend, age: 77, Cholera
- 4 Feb 1855 Joshua Bagnall Hunter, of Howdon, age: 2
- 2 Oct 1862 Robert William Swan, of St. Andrew’s, Newcastle upon Tyne, age: 68
- 03 Dec 1866 Samuel College, of Howdon, age: unknown , drowned himself – no ceremony
[Note: Age 40 in the GRO death index.]
As you can see in these burial samples, cholera victims were noted, as were victims of drownings, mine disasters, typhoid fever, suicide, and sometimes unusual accidents.