640 baptisms and 484 burials at Penshaw All Saints in Houghton-le-Spring district, covering 1831-1835, from the Bishop’s Transcript. Residences mentioned in these records besides Penshaw include Biddick, Bowes House, Burnmoor, Carr Houses, Charters Haugh, Coxgreen, D Pit Row, Elbay or Elba, Great Lumley, Herrington Burn, Herrington Mill Pit, Hetton-le-hole, Houghton-le-Spring, Laidler’s Pit, Low Lambton, Middle Rainton, Mill Pit, Mill Row, Moorsley, New Lambton, New Penshaw, Newbottle, Offerton, Offerton Haugh, Penshaw Staiths, Philadelphia, Shiney Row, Wapping, White Field Pit, and Wood House.
Unlike most other churches in this period, Penshaw baptisms include the mother’s maiden surname (hurray!) and sometimes the child’s birth date. Samples:
- 2 Jan 1831 Isabella Oliver, of Penshaw Stables, daughter of Robert Oliver (agent) & Ann Huntley
- 29 Dec 1833 Phillis Cordner, of Shiney Row, daughter of James Cordner (stone cutter) & Mary Robinson
- 5 Jan 1834 William Willis, of Burn Moor, born 10 Jan 1832, son of James Willis (pitman) & Alice Deighton
- 18 Mar 1834 Margaret Morrowlee, of New Penshaw, age: 101
- 13 Apr 1834 Elizabeth Grundy, of Moorsley, age: 95
- 27 Jan 1833 Sophia Musgrove, of Philadelphia, age: 84