1,170 burials at South Hylton St. Mary from 1821-1856 when the churchyard was closed to further burials, plus 2 burials in family vaults in 1858 and one burial in 1883. Burials from 1 January 1834 to 13 June 1834 are missing. A note in the register says “Register wanting up to June 13th, 1834″ and 14 blank entries were left, presumably to record the missing burials if they were ever found.
These burials are an odd mix of detailed and non-detailed. From 1821 to the end of 1831, most are like this:
- 24 Mar 1822 Thomas Lightfoot, of Hylton, age: 85
- 1 Nov 1831 Thomas Minikin, of South Hylton, age: 86
but for most of 1832 and again in 1839-1853, the clerk usually recorded more details:
- 13 Jun 1832 Close Smith, of South Hylton, age: 48, schoolmaster, died 11 Jun
- 3 Mar 1839 George Henry Huntley, of South Hylton, age: 7 weeks, died Feb 26th, son of Charles Huntley (carpenter)
- 29 Sep 1846 Isabella Hetherington, of Southwick, age: 40, died Sep 26th, wife of James Hetherington (formerly the Chapel Clerk)
- 28 Sep 1852 Jane Kirtley, of South Hylton, age: 53, died Sep 23rd, widow of Ralph Kirtley (innkeeper)
Residences mentioned include Bishopwearmouth, Claxheugh, Cox Green, Deptford, Ford Paper Mill, Grindon, Hylton, Monkwearmouth, North Hylton, Offerton Haugh, Paper Mill, South Hylton, and Sunderland.