Seaham Harbour Methodist baptisms updated

Updated 2,366 baptisms at the following Methodist churches in and around Seaham Harbour, adding father’s occupations where available and abodes and birth dates or ages where they had been omitted earlier, plus 9 new baptisms we missed the first time around:

  • Seaham Harbour Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Tempest Place) 1876-1964
  • Primitive Methodist Church (Tempest Place) 1912-1933
  • Bourne Methodist Church (Tempest Place) 1950-1960
  • Parkside Methodist Church, Seaham, 1962-1968
  • Centenary Methodist Church, Stewart Street, 1950-1969
  • United Methodist Free Church (Church Street) 1864-1904
  • United Methodist Church (Church Street) 1950-1968
  • Free Methodist Chapel (Church Street) 1898-1911
  • Caroline Street Independent Methodist Church 1914-1967
  • Seaham Colliery Wesleyan Methodist (Cornish Street) 1870-1946
  • New Seaham, Enfield Road Independent Methodist Church 1926-1999, plus we added 82 baptisms to bring this collection up to 2014
  • New Seaham, Stanley Street Independent Methodist Church 1968-1999, plus we added 86 baptisms to bring this collection up to 2014
  • Seaham Harbour & Cold Hesledon United Methodist Churches 1924-1942

The information added varies by church. For example,┬áSeaham Harbour Wesleyan Methodist recorded abodes and the age of many children, but not father’s occupations:

  • 16 Oct 1878 Thomas Balls, of Adolphus St., Seaham Harbour, son of John & Sarah Balls, aged 5 weeks

The Independent Methodist Church on Caroline Street in Seaham Harbour recorded the father’s occupations as well as the abode and birth date, and, most importantly, the mother’s maiden surname (which we already had in our earlier version):

  • 12 Dec 1915 Sidney Gilmore, of 29 Nelson Street, New Seaham, born 19 Nov 1915, son of George Frederick Gilmore (grocers assistant) & Margaret nee Hughes, baptized by W. Foreman

If a major change, such as a name, was made to a record you purchased, an email has already been sent to you with the correction. If you have purchased a baptism at this church in this period, you should review it to get the new information and see if any minor changes were made. Log in, click My Account, then click the My Orders tab to see your purchases.

This is part of our mission to update our Easington-district baptisms that are missing occupations, abodes, and/or birth dates.