Gateshead St. James baptisms 1865-1890, marriages 1865-1880

At Gateshead St. James, whose parish was carved out of Gateshead St. Mary in 1865:

  • 4,817 baptisms from the start of the register in July 1865 to the end of 1890
  • 513 marriages from the start of the register in August 1865 to the end of 1880

The marriages are fully-detailed civil-registration-era marriages, with ages, fathers, occupations, and witnesses. We like the groom’s father’s occupation in this one:

  • 7 Feb 1875 Robert Burbage (widower, engineer), age 31, of Monk Street, son of Robert Burbage (pyrotechnist), married Louisa Field (spinster), age 26, of Tent Street, daughter of William Field (labourer)
    Witnesses: Herbert Lewis Bridger, Margaret Bridger

and note the value (to us genealogists) of a 2nd or 3rd marriage later in life – if this groom first married before 1837, his first marriage would not have included the name of his father, but because he married again after the advent of civil registration, we get his father’s name and occupation:

  • 9 Mar 1872 George Durham (widower, collier), age 58, of Old Pit, son of Henry Durham (collier), married Mary Anne Fawcus [Falcus] (spinster), age 36, of Park Lane, daughter of Timothy Fawcus [Falcus] (glass cutter)
    Witnesses: James Thompson, Elizabeth Fawcus

Most of the baptisms show the child’s birth date, including some baptisms performed long after the child’s birth.

Sample baptisms:

  • 24 Sep 1868 Lucy Clifford Batey, of Union Lane, born 12-Sep 1847, child of James (builder) & Lucy Batey
  • 6 Oct 1875 Mary Ann (Weatherburn) Bamborough, of 57 Park Lane, born 4-May 1841, child of Henry (mill wright) & Ann Bamborough, adult
    [Note: Mary Ann Bamborough is now married to Joseph Weatherburn; four of her children were baptized here the same day.]
  • 17 Apr 1886 Eden Morrison, of London, born 11-Jul 1854, child of David (shipwright) & Martha Morrison, husbands name Curry, 58 Engine Terrace, brass finisher
    [Note: this is apparently the baptism of a married adult, Eden Curry formerly Morrison.]

Most of the abodes are street addresses in Gateshead. Also mentioned as abodes are Allhusen’s Village, Backfield Farm or House, Deptford House, Felling, Felling Gate, Ford House, Friar’s Goose, Hawk’s Cottages and Works, Hebburn, Mount Greenwich, Mount Pleasant, New Gateshead, Newcastle, North Shields, Old Engine, Old Fold, Old Pit, Park House, Penman’s Depot, Quarry Field,  Salt Meadows, Shear Legs, South Shore, Tyne Main, and Windmill Hills.

Shotley Bridge Primitive Methodist Circuit baptisms 1908-1943

1,251 baptisms performed on the Shotley Bridge Primitive Methodist circuit between 1908 and 1943 inclusive, from registers 8, 9, and 10, completing our transcription of the 10 registers in this series, which runs for 100 years from 1843 to 1943.

Methodist preachers traveled around a circuit of villages, baptizing children at each meeting location, making notes of each baptism and later entering the baptisms into the register. The entries are not in chronological order, and several years of entries are usually  mixed together. Most of the baptisms include the child’s birth date.

This circuit covered the northwest border of County Durham with Northumberland, running between Muggleswick in County Durham to Wylam in the parish Ovingham, Northumberland. Residences mentioned include Allendale, Baxton Burn, Benfieldside, Blackfine, Blackhill, Blanchland, Bradley Cottages, Butsfield, Carr House, Castleside, Consett, Delves Lane, Dormand Cottages, Hollinside, Knitsley, Lanchester, Leadgate,  Malton Colliery, Medomsley, Middlewood, Muggleswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Prudhoe, Ramshaw, Rowley, Shotley Bridge, Temple Town, The Mill (Lanchester), The Nook (Lanchester), Waskerley, Westwood, and Woodlands.

Although all of these locations are not in Lanchester district, we have assigned this “parish” to be in Lanchester district for search purposes, because much of it is in that district.

Samples:

  • 15 Jun 1908 Elliott Ferguson, of Leadgate, born 20-May 1908, child of James Lancelot Ferguson (engineer) & Dorothy Jane Ferguson
  • 9 Oct 1913 Edith Annie Osborne, of 19 Seymour St., Consett, born 13-Sep 1913, child of Christopher (government inspector of works) & Elizabeth Osborne
  • 21 Nov 1923 Nancy Burnham, of 14 Dacre Gdn., Consett, born 29-Oct 1923, child of Norman Burnham (china dealer) & Eva Maud Burnham
  • 24 Aug 1931 Millicent Iris Hemmings, of 22 St. Mary’s Cres., Blackhill, born 3-Aug 1931, child of George Hemmings (steel smelter) & Millicent May Hemmings

Gateshead Venerable Bede baptisms 1876-1885

538 baptisms at Gateshead Venerable Bede, from the start of the first register in December 1876 to 6 May 1885. The parish of Venerable Bede was first a chapelry, created in late 1876, and by 1885, it was a separate parish, carved out of the parishes of Gateshead St. Edmund and Gateshead St. James. We will follow this with some St. James baptisms shortly.

Many of these baptisms include birth dates, which is helpful because quite a few of them were baptized more than 10 years after they were born. Abodes mentioned are mostly street addresses in Gateshead plus a few in Newcastle-upon-Tyne across the river.

Samples:

  • 24 Dec 1876 Alice Maud Waterman, of Tennyson St., born 4-Nov 1876, child of William Walker Waterman (pastry cook) & Sarah Ann Elizabeth Waterman
  • 11 Dec 1878 Duncan Creighton, of 18 Chaucer St, born 9-Oct 1862, child of William (tailor) & Isabella Creighton
  • 26 Mar 1884 Elizabeth Petrie, of 5 Martin Terrace, born 4-Oct 1871, child of William (shoemaker) & Mary Petrie

Hartlepool North Cemetery burials 1881-1901

17,006 burials at Hartlepool North Cemetery, also known as Hart Lane Cemetery, covering 1881-1901.

Abodes are mostly streets in Hartlepool and West Hartlepool, but also mentioned were Belle Vue, Brierton, California, Catcote, Cement Works, Cold Knuckles, Dock Gate Cottages, Egypt, Foggy Furze, Fountain House, Gas Works, Greatham, Longhill, Middleton, Mount Pleasant, Rose Bank, Seaton Carew, Sedgefield, Stranton, Tunstall, and West Hartlepool.

Many of the burials noted the marital status of the deceased, and some have additional information such as cause of death or place of death. Mothers of stillborn children were named.

Samples:

  • 3 Jan 1881 William Craven, of York Road, age: 70, married
  • 17 Nov 1890 William Pearson Hord, of Bowser Street, age: 41, widower
  • 31 Jan 1895 still born Wood, of 32 Albert Street, child of Christina Wood
  • 19 Dec 1901 John West, age: 30, shipwrecked sailor from the Wave Queen

Chester-le-Street burial index updated with full details for 1800-1851

Replaced the Chester-le-Street burial index for 1800-1851 with full entries so those 9,652 burials are now instantly available, including 10 new burials that we missed the first time around. All Chester-le-Street burials in our collection, from 1558 to 1927, are now instantly and fully  available upon purchase, with no waiting until the next Friday for delivery of the details.

About 180 burials received major or minor corrections in this update. If you have purchased a burial at Chester-le-Street in this period, we recommend you take another look at it to see if anything has been added or changed, and to get the witnesses. 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. If you purchased a record in which a significant error has been corrected, the corrected record has been emailed to you.

Burial samples:

  • 4 Jan 1800 George Burrow, of Vigo, age: 14, died 2 Jan of decline, son of John Burrow (horse keeper)
  • 11 Nov 1808 Mrs. Jane Nelson, of Great Lumley, age: 90, died 8 Nov, widow of Rev`d. John Nelson
  • 16 Nov 1812 Cuthbert Smith, of Lambton, age: 70, died 14 Nov, steward
  • 30 Sep 1813 William Noble, of Fatfield, age: 7
    [Note: 1 of 32+ killed at Hall Pit, Fatfield 28 Sep 1813 - 28 have been identified as being buried here.]
  • 25 Apr 1823 Jane Hedworth, of Beamish Forge, age: 48
  • 2 Dec 1833 John Days, of Birtley, age: 106
  • 3 Dec 1851 Alice Moody, of Plawsworth, age: 80

Residences mentioned include 8 Pit or Eight Pit, Annfield Plain (Lanchester), Ashes, Barley Mow, Barras Hill, Battles Green, Beamish, Beamish Burn, Beamish Flint Mill, Beamish Forge, Berry Edge (Lanchester), Berwick House, Birtley, Birtley Fell, Birtley Iron  Works, Birtley Lane, Birtley Northside, Birtley Salt Works, Birtley White House, Bishopwearmouth, Black Fell, Black House, Blyth (Northumberland), Bolam’s Houses, Bournmoor, Bowes House, Breckon Hill, Breckonbeds, Broadmires, Broomy Holme, Browns Buildings, Burnt House, Camperdown, Chartershaugh, Cherry Hall, Chester Burn, Chester Deanery, Chester Grange, Chester Moor, Chester Workhouse, Chester-le-Street, Chilton Moor, Clementsons Row, Cold Knuckles, Collier Row, Craghead, Crossgate, D Pit, Durham City, Easington Lane, East Rainton, Eden Hill, Edmondsley, Eighton Bank, Ewe Hill, Farside, Fatfield, Fatfield Stables, Fence Houses, Flatts, Floaters Mill, Foulbridge House, Framwellgate Moor, Garden House, Gateshead, Gateshead Fell, George Pit, Great Lumley, Hagg, Hammer Square, Handenhold, Harraton, Harraton New Row, Harraton Outside, Harraton Stables, Hedleys Houses, Hermitage, Hetton-le-Hole, Heworth, High Flatts, Hollin Hill, Holmside Lane, Hot Hills, Houghton Gate, Houghton-le-Spring, Howlet Hall, Howlmire, Humble Burn, Jarrow, Jingling Gate, Kibblesworth, Kimblesworth, Knowl Pit, Lambton, Lambton Castle, Lambton Park, Lamesley, Lanchester, Lee Fields, Leyburn Hold, Little Lumley, Littletown, Longbenton (Northumberland), Low Flatts, Lumley, Lumley Castle, Lumley Forge, Lumley Moor, Lumley Park, Lumley Thicks, Marleys Houses, Middle Rainton, Moss Close House, Nettlesworth, New Lambton, Newbottle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Northumberland), Newfield, North Biddick (Washington parish), North Shields (Northumberland), Nova Scotia, Old Lambton, Ouston, Ouston Pit, Ouston Springs, Ouston Stables, Outside Hall, Ox Close, Pea Flatts, Peels Houses, Pelaw, Pelaw Grange and Hill, Pelton, Pelton Fell, Pelton Grange, Pelton Lane, Penshaw, Philadelphia, Picktree, Pit Hill, Pittington Hallgarth, Pity Me, Plawsworth, Pockerley, Portobello, Primrose Hill, Quality Row, Rickleton, Sacriston, Salkelds Farm, Sherburn Hill, Shiney Row, Slush Row, South Biddick (Houghton-le-Spring), South Pelaw, South Shields, Stellas, Sunderland Bridge, Sunderland, Sunnyside, Tanfield parish, Tanhill, Trafalgar, Twizell, Twizell Dykes, Urpeth, Urpeth Mill, Vigo, Waldridge, Waldridge Colliery, Waldridge Fell, Wapping (Penshaw parish), Washington parish, Wheatley Green, White Cake Row, Whitehall, Whitehill, Whithill Bridge and Furnace and Mill, Witton Gilbert parish, Woodstone House, and Wrekenton.

Shotley Bridge Primitive Methodist Circuit baptisms 1878-1924

3,146 baptisms performed on the Shotley Bridge Primitive Methodist circuit between 1878 and 1924 inclusive, completing our transcription of registers 6 and 7. The dates are somewhat deceptive, as book 8, the next one we will transcribe, starts in 1908, so there is an overlap of years with book 7. Methodist preachers traveled around a circuit of villages, baptizing children at each meeting location, making notes of each baptism and later entering the baptisms into the register. The entries are not in chronological order, and several years of entries are usually  mixed together.

This circuit covered the northwest border of County Durham with Northumberland, running between Muggleswick in County Durham to Wylam in the parish Ovingham, Northumberland. Residences mentioned on both sides of the border include Allendale, Allendale Cottages, Allensford, Baxton Burn, Benfieldside, Berry Edge, Blackfine, Blackhill, Blanchland, Bog Cottages, Boltshope Park, Bradley Cottages, Brazil Cottage, Broomhill, Browney Bank, Burnhill, Butsfield, Carr House, Carribees, Castleside, Consett & Consett Junction, Crookhall, Cutler’s Hall, Delves Lane, Derwent Cottages, Dormand Cottages, Eddisbridge, Eltringham & Eltringham Colliery, Halfway Houses (Prudhoe), Happy Land,  Honey Hill, Hown’s Gill, Iveston, Knitsley, Knitsley Grange, Knitsley Mill, Lanchester, Leadgate, Little Black Hedley, Low Westwood, Maiden Law,  Medomsley, Medomsley Edge, Meeting Slack, Mickley, Mickley Square (Ovingham), Middlewood, Mosswood, Mount Pleasant, Muggleswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Newton, Oakwood House, Pont View, Primrose House, Prudhoe, Puddlers Row, Ramshaw, Red House, Rowley, Shotley Bridge, Springwell, Stewardfield or Stewartfield, Sunniside, Temple Town, The Nook (Lanchester), Waskerley and Waskerley Park, West Butsfield, West Wylam, Westwood, Woodlands, and Wylam.

Although all of these locations are not in Lanchester district, we have assigned this “parish” to be in Lanchester district for search purposes, because much of it is in that district.

Samples:

  • 23 Jul 1878 Ralph Winship, of West Wylam, child of Richard Winship (miner) & Mary Ann Winship
  • 1 Nov 1888 Charles Archer, of Eddies Bridge, Shotley Low Quarter, child of William Archer (farmer) & Mary Ellen Archer
  • 5 Jun 1901 James Redshaw Charlton, of 24 Furness St., born 3-Feb 1901, child of Edward Charlton (coke drawer) & Mary Hannah Charlton
  • 31 Oct 1910 Brenda Swainston, of 47 Durham Rd., Blackhill, born 5-Oct 1910, child of William Henry Swainston (fish merchant) & Dorothy Ann Swainston
  • 24 Jan 1924 Charles Laverick, of 17 Station Cottages, Lanchester, born 9-Dec 1923, child of Albert Laverick (N.E.R. bill poster) & Eva Maud Laverick

Sacriston baptisms 1866-1875

565 baptisms at Sacriston St. Peter in Chester-le-Street district, from the Bishop’s Transcript of the first register in 1866 to the end of 1875. Sacriston became a chapelry in Witton Gilbert parish in 1863, and was made a separate parish in 1866. Abodes mentioned besides Sacriston include Beech Grove, Edmondsley, Findon Hill, Nettlesworth, Page Bank, Plawsworth, and Witton Gilbert.

Samples:

  • 9 Aug 1866 Alice Moss, of Nettlesworth, child of Thomas (pitman) & Letitia Moss
  • 22 Aug 1875 Henry Kinchin, of Sacriston, child of Thomas Clark Kinchin (school master) & Elizabeth

Here is an article on Sacriston history from the Northern Echo newspaper, and here is the County Council’s history of Sacriston.

South Shields St. Stephen baptisms 1846-1848

115 baptisms at South Shields St. Stephen, from the beginning of the register in Oct 1846 to the end of 1848, from the Bishop’s Transcript.

The parish of St. Stephen was carved out of South Shields St. Hilda in 1846, first as a chapelry within the parish of St. Hilda. In 1848 St. Stephen’s became a separate parish. It is on the northeast edge of South Shields, near the River Tyne and an area known as The Lawe.

Sample:

  • 27 Oct 1848 Mary Jane Bone, of Shadwell Street, born 20 Dec 1841, daughter of Alexander Hunter Bone (pilot) & Margaret

Here is a picture of St. Stephen’s church from the air, taken in 1927:

St. Stephen's, South Shields, 1927 aerial picture

St. Stephen's, South Shields, 1927 aerial picture

 

Here is the same image today on GoogleMaps – if you click the + once, you can get the same sort of angled view as above:


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Pittington marriages 1834-1905 updated

Added 3,398 witnesses plus minor corrections (and a few major ones) to our existing 1,614 marriages in the years 1834-1905 at Pittington St. Lawrence in Durham district, and added 17 marriages that had been missed in the initial transcription of the register.

If you have purchased a marriage at Pittington in this period, we recommend you take another look at it to see if anything has been added or changed, and to get the witnesses. 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. If you purchased a record in which a significant error has been corrected, the corrected record has been emailed to you.

If you have been unable to find a marriage you thought should be around Pittington in this time frame, please try your search again – maybe it will be one of the marriages that have been added.

Samples:

  • 9 Feb 1834 Thomas Maugham, of this parish married Ann Studham, of this parish, by banns
    Witnesses: William Studham, Michael Morris
  • 13 Jul 1837 Robert Robinson (widower, miller), age 55, of Langley, Parish of Brancepeth, son of Bartholomew Robinson (labourer), married Sarah Cowans (spinster), age 50, of Pittington, daughter of Michael Cowans (labourer), by licence
    Witnesses: Michael Morris, Eleanor Hedley
  • 7 Oct 1905 John Walker (bachelor, stoker), age 33, of Sherburn Hill, son of Thomas Walker (miner), married Elizabeth Barrass (spinster), age 38, of Pittington, daughter of Timothy Allison Barrass (blacksmith), by licence
    Witnesses: James Barrass, Robert Davison

Earsdon marriages 1836-1844

431 marriages at Earsdon St. Alban in the Tynemouth district of Northumberland, from May 1836 where we left off last time, to the end of 1844. Note this includes both the older, terser marriage format, and later, civil-registration-era fully-detailed marriages.

Samples:

  • 7 May 1836 William Fenwick, of this parish married Sarah Duxfield, of Stannington, by licence
    Witnesses: Ann Dawson, Thomas Fenwick, George Robson Duxfield, George Fenwick, Clement Kell, John Robson
  • 29 Dec 1844 Thomas Knight (widower, master mariner), of age, of South Blyth, son of George Knight (butcher), married Margaret Hogg (spinster), of age, of South Blyth, daughter of Thomas Hogg (farmer)
    Witnesses: Thomas Hogg, Clement Kell

Nearly all of the marriage records after mid-1837 give the age as “of age” or “minor”, rather than stating a numerical age. “Of age” in this period means 21 or older, but you cannot count on that being true, as people lied on their marriage certificates for various reasons. A person who is significantly older than their betrothed might lie his or her age downward to appear younger and therefore closer to their partner’s age. A male who was younger than his intended bride might lie his age upward to make himself appear more mature. Most commonly, either party who is under 21 would lie so they could appear to be of legal age to get married.

Abodes mentioned include Backworth, Backworth Colliery, Delaval Colliery, Earsdon, Earsdon Colliery, East Holywell Colliery, Hartley, Horton, Longbenton, Look Out, Newsham, Seaton Delaval, Seaton Sluice, Seghill, South Blyth, Tynemouth, and Whitley.