637 baptisms and 541 burials covering 1843-1874 at Whitley Chapel (St. Helen) near Hexham in Hexham district, Northumberland, from the Bishop’s Transcript. Whitley Chapel was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Hexham, but it became a separate parish in 1763, with its church dedicated to St. Helen.
Contrary to the custom of the time, the clerk (and later, vicar), William Sisson, recorded the maiden surnames of the mothers in baptisms – hurray! He also recorded the child’s birth order until the end of 1846 and sporadically after that.
- 14 May 1843 Thomas Dodd, of Dotland, 4th son of John Dodd (woodman) & Margaret late Milburn
- 27 Feb 1850 Frances Atchison, of Wagtail, daughter of Margaret Atchison (single woman)
- 5 Jul 1863 Robert Maughan, of Dalton, son of Mark Maughan (licensed victualler) & Mary late Grierson
- 7 Apr 1874 Philip Milburn, of Dalton, son of John Milburn (cordwainer) & Margaret late Thirlwall
- 29 Jan 1844 Isabella Errington, of Low Ardley, age: 77, died at Stella, Parish of Ryton
- 11 Oct 1853 Andrew Thorburn, of Shotley Bridge, age: 93
- 5 Oct 1866 Elizabeth Harrison, of Holly Bush Close, age: 88
- 7 Dec 1874 Sarah Farbridge, of The Lee, age: 86
This was a small farming community, and the abodes recorded are mostly individual farmsteads, including Ardley, Aydon Shields, Black Hall, Blackhall Mill, Broadwell House, Burnt Ridge, Channel Well, Chapel House, Dalton, Dipton Mill, Dotland, Dotland Fell House, Dotland Park, Dukesfield Hall and Dukesfield Mill, Dyehouse, Earthly Mires, Edes Bush, Embley, Fine Chambers, Foggett, Gairshield, Gingleshaugh, Greenways, Grouse House, Hackford, Harwood Shield, Heathery Burn, Heathery Haugh, Hesley Well, Hexham, High Eshells, High Juniper, High Lillswood, High Park House, High Staples, Hill House, Holly Bush Close, Hope, Houtley, Intack, Juniper, Lawning or Loaning House, Lea Grange or Lee Grange, Lee Moore House, Lightside, Lillswood, Litherage/Litterish/Litterage/Litharge, Loadman, Long Lee, Low Ardley, Low Eshells, Low Holmes, Low Stosfold, Middle Dukesfield, Mire House, Mire Meadows, Mollersteads, Moss House, Newbiggin, Newbiggin Hope, Nunsbrough, Old Bridge End, Ordley, Oxen Roads, Park House, Peth Foot, Peth Head, Raw Green, Riddleham Hope, Rowley Head, Salmon Field, Smelting Syke, Spittal Shield, Steel or The Steel, Steel Hall, Stobby Lee, Stotsfold, Tenter House, The Heigh, The Holmes, The Lee, The Staples, Turf House, Viewley, Wagtail, Walley, Walley Thorn, Westburnhope, White Hall, Whitley Chapel School, Whitley Mill, Winter House, Woodside, Wooley, and some locations in County Durham such as Lanchester, Satley, and Winlaton. The most unusual place mentioned was Truckee in the state of California (USA).