259 baptisms at Ryhope St. Paul in Sunderland district, to complement the set that went online earlier this week. Abodes mentioned besides Ryhope include Bishopwearmouth, Burdon and Old Burdon, Burdon West Houses, Colliery (Ryhope Colliery), Hendon Grange, Lechmere Field House, New Winning, Oxclose, Ryhope Grange, Ryhope Mill, Silksworth and Silksworth Moor, Thristley House, Tunstall, and Wall House.
About half of these include the mother’s maiden name – we could see no pattern in where the clerk included the mother’s maiden surnames and where he did not.
- 27 Oct 1850 Charles Bolton, of Old Burdon, son of Robert Bolton (farmer) & Mary Ann Sheraton
- 12 Jul 1851 Frank William Ritson, of Ryhope, born 5-Apr, son of Francis (captain of the ship John Ritson) & Jane Ritson
- 11 Apr 1855 Arthur Ritson, of Ryhope, son of Francis Ritson (captain of the ship John Ritson) & Jane Thompson
Note that the 1851 Ritson baptism includes the child’s birth date but not the mother’s maiden surname, and the 1855 Ritson baptism includes her maiden surname.