Added 2,145 witnesses to 776 existing marriages in the period 1813-1837 at Billingham, Bishop Middleham, Bishopton, Brancepeth, and Egglescliffe. Also added all missing details: whether the marriages were by banns or licence, a few occupations and marital statuses, and corrected a few minor spelling errors in names and place names.
Sample from Brancepeth before update:
- 31 Dec 1826 James Swann, of this parish married Mary Atchison, of this parish
and after the update:
- 31 Dec 1826 James Swann, of this parish married Mary Atchison, of this parish, by banns
Witnesses: James Hubberthorn, George Hills
[Note: Bride is Atchison in register but the signature is Aitchison.]
If you have purchased a marriage at any of these places, we recommend you take another look at it to see if anything has been changed. You can review your purchased records by logging into Durham Records Online and clicking My Previous Orders in the menu at the left side of the page. Most errors that were corrected were minor spelling errors in names. If you purchased a record that had a more significant error, the corrected record has been emailed to you.