Monkwearmouth All Saints burials 1851-1874

79 burials at Monkwearmouth All Saints from the first burial in the register in May 1851 to the end of 1874. All Saints parish, comprising the townships of Monkwearmouth and Fulwell, was carved out of Monkwearmouth St. Peter in 1844 and the church of All Saints was built in 1849 to relieve the crowding at St. Peter’s church. In 1851, All Saints parish contained 3,509 people in 540 houses. Although no burial ground is visible today at All Saints, there must have been a small one, or people were buried in the church itself, as there was a Council Order to discontinue burials in All Saints church as of 13 September 1854 and in All Saints churchyard as of 1 May 1855, later extended to 1 Nov 1855. The All Saints register shows 10 burials before Mere Knolls cemetery opened at Fulwell in July 1856. After that, all burials at All  Saints were actually at Mere Knolls and are duplicated in the Mere Knolls register, with very few exceptions.

If you have an ancestor buried at All Saints, it is often worthwhile to obtain both the church burial and the cemetery burial entry. For example, the Mere Knolls cemetery register often provides parents for deceased children, spouses for deceased women, and occupations for deceased men. On the other hand, the All Saints register provides the death date (which is not in the Mere Knolls register) for over half of these burials, so both entries may provide useful information.


  • 7 Jun 1853 Eustace Dutton Kennicott, of Roker, age: 7 months, died 05 Jun
  • 2 Sep 1871 Emma Ormandy Wake, of Ellen Place, Fulwell, age: 26, died 28 Aug

Sunderland baptisms 1818-1820

1,579 baptisms at Sunderland Holy Trinity covering 1818-1820, from the Bishop’s Transcript with some checking against the parish register. Abodes shown are mostly street names in Sunderland, plus Bishopwearmouth and Monkwearmouth, and a few from North Shields and Houghton-le-Spring.

The Sunderland registers are more valuable than many from this period because the clerk continued recording the mother’s maiden surname and the child’s birth date. Here are some samples:

  • 11 Jan 1818 Charlotte Margaret Craggs, of Robinson’s Lane, born 29 Dec 1817, daughter of George Craggs (mariner) & Mary Ogle
  • 17 Feb 1819 Isabella Bellamy [Bellarby], of Burleigh Street, born 12 Dec 1818, daughter of John Bellamy [Bellarby] (mariner) & Margaret Bell
  • 15 Dec 1820 Charles Lamb Taylor, of George Street, born 12 Aug 1820, son of William Taylor (keelman) & Mary Johnson

In case you missed these last time we mentioned them, here are 3 interesting web sites on Sunderland history:

  • Peter Searle’s Sunderland Website – lots of pages on Sunderland history, including some maps – fun to browse through
  • Sunderland Ancestors – lots of old photos and stories about Sunderland, plus CDs for sale of the Raine’s Eye Plan, local history booklets, and other Sunderland info
  • Sunderland Maritime Heritage – this site has a map of where the shipyards were pre-1900 and a little history on some of them – explore the Archive for more stories on ships and shipyards of Sunderland