2,610 baptisms and 1,702 burials at Auckland St. Helen covering 1762-1812. These are from the Bishop’s Transcript, and we are temporarily missing 1763 and 1766, but these two gaps will get filled in from the parish register in about a month.
The IGI indexes the baptisms for Auckland St. Helen for 1653-1774 & 1799-1812 but not for 1775-1798, so those records are easily available now, for the first time, here!
Residences mention include Backenside, Bildershaw, Bishop Auckland, Bolton Garth, Bishop Middleham, Brecon Hill, Bruslington (later Brusselton), Burnshouse, Butterknowl(e), Cock House, Copland, Day Gill, Dorothy Green, Esperby or Esperley Lane, Etherley, Evenwood, Evenwood Bridge, Evenwood Mill, Fletcher Hill, Gordon, Greenfield, Haughton House, High Fine, High Gordon, Holm Mill, Humber Beck (Hummerbeck), Hunter Hall and Hunter Hill, Lands, Lough House, Low Fine, Low Gordon, Lutterington, Martin field house, Morley, New Moors, Norleases (Northleazes), Norton Fine, Paddock Mier or Myer, Park House, Pit Close, Ramshaw, Redmire, Rose-house, Shildon, Sloshes, Spring Garden(s), St. Helen Auckland, Staindrop Field House, Stonechesters, Swape Foot, Tile Shades, Toft Hill, West Auckland, Wailesfield, Weatherhill, West Auckland, White House, Wide Open, and Wodas or Wood House(s).
- 30 Jan 1764 Ralph Booth, of West Auckland, child of Thomas Booth
- 10 Nov 1776 John Gricewood, of Evenwood, son of Ann Gricewood
- 24 Oct 1786 George Currey Sanderson, of Haughton House, son of Thomas Sanderson
- 8 Jul 1798 Joseph Brumley, born 27 Feb, 8th son of Thomas Brumley (weaver) by his wife Ann Wright (natives of this Parish)
- 26 Oct 1806 Sarah Hodgson, of Wt. Aukd. [West Auckland], born 21 Jul 1806, 7th daughter of William Hodgson (weaver) by his wife Ann Stoddert (native of Houghton, P. Heighington)
- 26 Dec 1811 Charlotte Hall, of Wt. Aukd. [West Auckland], born 18 Jun, 3d daughter & 4th illegitimate child of Jane Hall (single woman)
In the 2nd-to-last baptism, Ann Stoddert’s birthplace is probably Houghton-le-Side or Houghton Bank, in Heighington parish, just a little ways from St. Helen’s.
In the burials, there are numerous references to the deceased being “insane” or “maniack” from Thomas Smith’s or John Smith’s, which was apparently a private asylum in West Auckland.
- 23 Dec 1762 Katherine Taylor, of St Helen, Auckland, wife of the Rev. Mr Taylor
- 5 Feb 1771 Barbara Wilkes, of West Auckland, daughter of Edward Wilkes
- 18 Apr 1782 John Warde, son of Richard Warde (a player at West Auckland)
- 9 Aug 1793 Isabella Cooper, of West Auckland, insane from Thomas Smiths
- 13 Aug 1799 Ann Carrick, of Evenwood, age: 33, died 11 Aug, daughter of Joseph Carrick (cordwainer), Pr. [pauper]
- 25 Aug 1803 Isabell Bradley, of West Auckland, age: 104, widow, pauper, died 23 Aug
- 19 Dec 1805 Hannah Brownbridge, age: 39, died 17 Dec, wife of Thomas Brownbridge (miller)