At Longbenton St. Bartholemew in the Tynemouth district of Northumberland, across the river from Gateshead, we bring you:
- 2,682 baptisms covering 1813-1830
- 570 marriage covering 1813-1829
- 1,621 burials covering 1813-1829
These are from the Bishop’s Transcript with some checking against the parish register.
Abodes mentioned besides Longbenton include Allotment, Backworth, Ballast Hills, Battle Hill, Benton Colliery, Benton Lane End, Benton Square, Bewick Pit, Bigges Main, Bounder House, Burradon, Byker, Byker Hill, Coxlodge, Cramlington, Craster Pit, Earsdon, East Scaffold Hill, East Wideopen, Fawdon, Forest Hall, George Pit, Gosforth, Green Houses, Heaton Colliery, Heaton Pit, Hezzle Rig (Hazelrig), High Barns, High Weetsled [Weetslade], Holystone, Howdon Pans, Kenton, Killingworth, Killingworth Colliery, Lawson’s Main, Letch House, Little Benton, Low Weetsled, Low Willington, Moor Edge, Murton, Newcastle, North Shields, Old Engines, Ouse Burn, Philadelphia, Red Houses, Richard Pit, Rising Sun, Saugh House, Scaffold Hill, Scrogg House, Seaton Burn, Seghill, Shire Moor, Six Mile Bridge, Two Mile Stone, Swallow Pit, Waggonman’s Row, Walker, Wallsend, Weetsled [Weetslade], West Farm, White House, Wideopen, William Pit, Willington, Willington Quay, and Wincomblee.
You wouldn’t think there could be two men named Deemster Hornsby, having children in the same place at the same time, would you? But there are, in these sample baptisms:
- 15 Aug 1813 Hannah Hornsby, of Low Row, daughter of Deemster (pitman) & Margaret Hornsby
- 2 Jan 1817 Deemster Hornsby, of Craister Pit, son of Deemster (pitman) & Dorothy Hornsby
- 14 Oct 1827 John Hornsby, of High Row, son of Deemster (pitman) & Jane Hornsby
Deemster Hornsby married Margaret Wild or Wile at Longbenton in 1803. “Dempster” Hornsby married Dorothy Carnaby in 1812 at Newcastle All Saints. It appears that Deemster who married Dorothy is a different person than Deemster who married Margaret, because both couples baptize several children at Longbenton between 1813 and 1816, in alternating years.
- 2 Jan 1817 Dorothy Hornsby, of Crastor Pit, age: 25
- 13 May 1816 Dorothy Phillip, of Low Row, age: 108
- 2 Oct 1816 Jane Jowsey, of Walker, age: 103
- 26 Feb 1815 George Newbiggin, of Closden Hill, age: 82
Note that Dorothy Hornsby, who is likely the mother in the middle baptism above, was buried on the same day her son was baptized, so she probably died as a result of childbirth. Dempster Hornsby then married Jane Urron in Newcastle St John in 1818; this is most likely the couple in the third baptism sample. He & Jane started baptizing children in 1819 at Longbenton.
Sample marriages – unfortunately there were no Deemster Hornbys in this set:
- 25 Oct 1813 William Swan, of the parish of Earsdon married Mary Mather, of this parish, by banns, with consent of parents
Witnesses: Margaret Mather, Edward Mather
- 14 Dec 1829 Richard Humble, of this parish married Mary Steel, of this parish, by banns
Witnesses: Mary Scott, James Rutter