Middleton-in-Teesdale baptisms 1852-1901

2,355 baptisms at Middleton-in-Teesdale St. Mary the Virgin in Teesdale district, covering 1852-1901, bringing our baptisms here even with our burials, which also run to the end of 1901.

Abodes mentioned besides Middleton include Ash Hill, Aukside, Balderside, Bank Top, Barnard Castle, Bell, Bengy Hill, Beverley, Bow Lees, Breckham, Bridge Lane, Brocket Gill, Catgill, Cokeland, Common Top, Croft Head, Crosswick, Darlington, Dent Bank, Dirt Pit, East Friar House, Edge End, Egglesburn, Egglestone, Flushmere or Flusher Mire, Gateside (Newbiggen), High Dike or Dyke, High Scars or Skears,Hill, Hood Gate or Hude Gate, Hood Gill, Hope House, Howgill, Hude, Hudshope, Hunterwell House, Inkerman Cottage, Lane Head, Lane Side, Leckworth, Low Houses, Low Shipley, Masterman Cottage, Mickleton, Middle End, Middleside, Mount Pleasant, New Town, Newbiggen, Pea Mount, Porter Row, Reveling, Rigg, Scarborough, Scars or Skears, Snais Gill or Snares Gill, Spring Hill, Stable Edge, Staney or Stoney Gill, Staney or Stoney Gill Head, Stotley Lane, Summery Hill, Thatch Lea or Lee, The Hill, Throstle Gill, Town End, Town Head, West Pasture, Woodland, and Woodside.

Samples:

  • 1 Feb 1852 Jane Grieve of Middleton, child of Anthony (smelter) & Jane Grieve
  • 23 Apr 1876 Henry Walton of High Dyke, born 29-Nov 1874, child of Isaac (quarryman) & Margaret Walton
  • 1 Sep 1901 John William Inglesant of 18 Market Place, Middleton, child of Herbert Inglesant (sett maker) & Sarah Jane Inglesant

After the last baptism, I had to go find out what a sett maker was – essentially, Herbert would have cut and dressed small stones for use in paving, working in one of the several quarries in the area. This article is about Dartmoor, but the process of sett making was probably similar in County Durham.

Houghton-le-Spring baptisms 1581-1650, marriages 1563-1601, burials 1581-1600

At Houghton-le-Spring St. Michael & All Angels:

  • 2,502 baptisms from the beginning of the first register in 1581 to the end of 1650
  • 235 marriages from the beginning of the first register in 1563 to the end of 1601
  • 889 burials from the beginning of the first register in 1581 to the end of 1600

There are no baptisms in the register for these periods: March 1582 to August 1584, 4 March 1591 to 19 Dec 1591, June 1592-Jan 1593, Oct 1593-Feb 1596, May 1596-Sep 1597, Mar 1622-Jan 1624, Sep 1640-Aug 1642, Feb 1644-Apr 1645, Dec 1645-June 1647, and Oct 1647-May 1648. There are no marriages for these periods: Jan 1568 to May 1581, Nov 1585 to Nov 1588, Dec 1592 to Nov 1593, and May 1596 to May 1601. There are no burials from March 1594 to the end of 1595, and all the burials in 1596 are undated and about a dozen are repeated in July 1597, which is odd.

Abodes mentioned besides Houghton include Biddick, Biddick Thornes, Bidwick Steath (Biddick Staith), Brunt More or Burnt Moore, Cocken, East Herrington, East Rainton, Eppleden or Eppleton, Floters Mill, Haining House, Herrington Mill, Hetton, Law Hill, Low Marley, Middle Herrington, Moorehouses or Morehouses, Mooresley or Moorsley, Morton or Murton, Murton House, Newbottle, a few from Newcastle, Offerton aka Ufferton, Penshaw (aka Pensher, Penshire, Pencher), Penshaw Wood, Rainton Mill, Rainton or Renton Pits, Warden Law, Waterside, West Herrington, and West Rainton.

Sample baptisms:

  • 11 Aug 1581 Alison Rutter of W. [West] Rainton, daughter of Richard Rutter
  • 21 Dec 1600 Raiph Headlam of Offerton pits, sonne of Robert Headlam
  • 29 Sep 1650 Jane Unthank of Hetton, daughter of Mathew Unthank

Sample marriages:

  • 8 Jun 1563 Symon Humble married Elizabeth Short
  • 21 Apr 1589 Mathew Chaiter of H. [Houghton] married Christabell Aire of B. [Bishop] Warmoth
  • 9 May 1601 John Grainger of Hetton married Margaret Younger of Hetton

Sample burials:

  • 12 Nov 1581 James Rutter, of Newbotle, carpenter
  • 6 Jun 1592 Jennett Bee, of Houghton, wife of George Bee
  • 7 Aug 1599 Margaret Pendreth, of Mooresley, daughter of Raphe Pendreth

 

Monk Hesleden marriages 1883-1972 updated

At Monk Hesleden St. John in Easington district:

  • Added witnesses, abodes, marital statuses, occupations, and father’s occupations to 646 marriages spanning 1883 to Apr 1972.
  • Added 2 new marriages to finish 1972 and one we’d missed in 1929.

Sample before the update:

  • 22 Jun 1905 John George Beck, age 20, son of William Beck married Alice Williams (widow), age 19, daughter of Jonathan Taylor

and the same marriage after the update:

  • 22 Jun 1905 John George Beck (bachelor, labourer), age 20, of Castle Eden Colliery, son of William Beck (farm hind) married Alice Williams (widow), age 19, of Castle Eden Colliery, daughter of Jonathan Taylor (farmer, deceased)
    Witnesses: C. Beck, Mary Campbell

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We are working our way through our Easington district marriage collection, one parish at a time, adding the information that was omitted when these were first transcribed many years ago.

Deaf Hill marriages 1884-1916 updated; 1917-1918 added

At Deaf Hill cum Langdale St. Paul in Easington district:

  • Added witnesses, abodes, marital statuses, occupations, and father’s occupations to 499 marriages spanning 1884 to Oct 1916.
  • Added 35 new marriages from Oct 1916 to the end of 1918, plus 2 we’d missed in 1914.

Sample before the update:

  • 12 Feb 1900 Michael Moorin, age 55, son of Richard Moorin married Ann Baldwin (widow), age 62, daughter of John Porter

and the same marriage after the update:

  • 12 Feb 1900 Michael Moorin (widower, joiner), age 55, of Deaf Hill, son of Richard Moorin (farm labourer, deceased) married Ann Baldwin (widow), age 62, of Langdale, daughter of John Porter (miner, deceased)
    Witnesses: James Horan, Ellen Green

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We are working our way through our Easington district marriage collection, one parish at a time, adding the information that was omitted when these were first transcribed many years ago.

Castle Eden marriages updated: 1813-1836, 1891-1946

At Castle Eden St. James in Easington district:

  • Added witnesses and abodes and marital statuses (where they existed) to 46 marriages spanning 1813-1836.
  • Added witnesses, abodes, marital statuses, occupations, and father’s occupations to 374 marriages spanning 1891-1941 (we’d done 1837-1890 earlier).
  • Added 28 new marriages spanning 1942-1946.

Sample before the update:

  • 1 Jan 1891 Ralph Welsh, age 39, of Wingate, son of William Welsh married Emily Gillard, age 38, of Wingate, daughter of James Gillard

and the same marriage after the update:

  • 1 Jan 1891 Ralph Welsh (widower, cabinet maker), age 39, of Station Lane, Wingate, son of William Welsh (cartman) married Emily Gillard (spinster), age 38, of Wingate, daughter of James Gillard (blacksmith)
    Witnesses: Frank Billham, Emily Billham

The marriage register for 1754-1812 at Castle Eden is badly decayed, making most witnesses impossible to read or transcribe, so we have not attempted to provide marriage witnesses for that period.

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We are working our way through our Easington district marriage collection, one parish at a time, adding the information that was omitted when these were first transcribed many years ago.

Wingate Grange baptisms 1885-1899 updated

Updated 1,806 baptisms for the years 1885-1899 at Wingate Grange Holy Trinity in Easington district, adding the child’s birth date, father’s occupation, abode, and correcting errors. We also added 4 baptisms we’d missed.

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Sample before the update:

  • 1 Oct 1899 George Henry Parish, son of Allen & Elizabeth Parish

and after the update:

  • 1 Oct 1899 George Henry Parish of Station Town, born 12-Sep 1899, son of Allen (miner) & Elizabeth Parish

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

Bishopwearmouth Cemetery burials 1930-1939

12,928 burials covering 1930-1939 at Bishopwearmouth Cemetery in Bishopwearmouth, civil district of Sunderland. Abodes mentioned besides street addresses in Bishopwearmouth include East Boldon, Houghton-le-Spring, Newcastle, South Hylton, South Shields, and Southwick.

Because these are cemetery records rather than church burials, there is usually either an occupation, parent, or spouse listed in the record, and sometimes the cause of death (usually only if it was dramatic, like drowning). Here are some samples:

  • 1 Jan 1930 Susannah Richardson Lillie, of 20 Brougham Street, age: 25, wife of William Lillie
  • 5 Aug 1930 Robert Robinson Patterson, of [blank abode], age: 31, labourer, drowned off Sunderland
  • 5 Nov 1934 Evelyn Jefferson, of 4 Mowbray Terrace, age: 17, daughter of Joseph Henry Jefferson
  • 30 Dec 1939 George Laws Bell, of 23 Duncan Street, age: 77, shipwright

Durham St. Oswald marriages 1538-1700

1,277 marriages at St. Oswald’s in the city of Durham, from the start of the first register in 1538 to the end of 1700. There are no marriages surviving from Dec 1592 to May 1598.

Residences most often mentioned besides the parish of St. Oswald’s include the Durham city parishes of St. Margaret’s, St Mary-le-Bow aka Bew Church, and St. Nicholas, followed by Aycliffe, Brancepeth, Brome or Broom, Burnhall, Cockfield, Croscale, Darlington, Easington, Fencklay aka Fencola aka Finchale, Gateshead, Houghton-le-Spring, Kelloe, Lamesley, Lanchester, Merrington, Newcastle, Pittington, Sedgefield, Shinkley or Shincliffe, St. Andrew Auckland, Stanhope, Wearmouth, and Witton Gilbert.

Starting in about 1615, many of these marriages show the groom’s occupation, and many show the abode if it was outside St. Oswald’s parish. Samples:

  • 19 Jan 1538 Xpofer [Christopher] Dawson married Thomysen Robyson
  • 7 Nov 1618 Xpofor [Christopher] Readshaw (butcher), of Gaiteshed married Marie Frind (wedow), of Gaiteshead
  • 1 May 1679 Oboney [Aubone] Hutchinson (black-smith), of the parish of St Nicholas married Elizabeth Dun, of this parish
  • 29 Sep 1692 Mr. William Forster (apothecary), of the parish of St Nicholas married Susanna Padman, of the parish of St Nicholas, with lycense
  • 26 Dec 1699 Thomas Stelling, of the parish of Bishoppton married Jane Stainsby, of the parish of Haughton

Wingate Grange baptisms 1874-1884 updated

Updated 1,596 baptisms for the years 1874-1884 at Wingate Grange Holy Trinity in Easington district, adding father’s occupations and abodes where they had been omitted earlier, and correcting errors. We also added 4 baptisms we’d missed.

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. If a major change, such as a name or date, was made to a record you purchased, an email has already been sent to you with the correction.

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

South Shields St. Hilda baptisms 1868-1879

7,569 baptisms at South Shields St. Hilda spanning 1868-1879, from the Bishop’s Transcript with extensive checking against the parish register.

This was a very peculiar register. Although there were several curates and vicars recording baptisms throughout this period, they all seemed to mix up the letters “N” and “L” sometimes – we see Wall where it should be Wann, Wilson for Winson, Tinsell where it should be Tilson, and Lessworthy for Nessworthy. There are lots of phonetic errors, as if the curate did not understand the surname as the parent spoke it: Beitch for Veitch, Bray for Gray,  Grouch for Crouch, Stedman for Stenman, Wick for Whip, Hakedtte for Haggerty, Wilson for Watson, Addison for Allinson, Gewser for Goodsir, Lake for Legg, and Thomas Atherfold was recorded as Thomas Arthur Fold. There also seems to be a higher-than-usual amount of discrepancy between the register and the Bishop’s Transcript, and between the register and the civil birth registration index, with the register most often appearing to be wrong relative to the civil index and censuses.

Sample baptisms:

  • 1 Jan 1868 James William Duncan Harrison, of South Shields, born 14 Dec 1867, child of [William] [Oram] & Caroline Harrison (single woman), the father’s name does not appear in the register because the parties were not married
    [Note: the father’s name, William Oram, is crossed out.]
  • 11 Sep 1872 James Edward Trobe, of Westoe, born 9 Aug 1872, child of Thomas (police constable) & Mary Trobe
  • 17 Dec 1879 Elizabeth Cuthbertson [Cuthberts], of South Shields, born 14 Apr 1876, child of William (sailor) & Elizabeth Cuthbertson [Cuthberts]

Surnames seemed to be more changeable than usual in this register. For example, the parents in the last baptism above have children registered as both Cuthberts and Cuthbertson in this register, but they use Cuthberts in the census. Another member of this family married as Culberts but his children appear in this register as Culvertson, Culverts, Cuthbert, Cuthberts, and Cuthbertson.

This was an interesting case to try to untangle – these 2 are siblings with the same parents, although it’s not immediately obvious from the names:

  • 17 Jun 1877 Geneveive Bamboura, of South Shields, born 25 Jun 1876, child of Cheriaco (artist) & Ellen Annie Bamboura
  • 24 Dec 1879 Willie Llewyn Mbamboura, of South Shields, born 24 Jan 1879, child of George (painter) & Helen Mbamboura

You will not find this family in the census as Mbamboura or Bamboura (or even as Mpampura, which is how Willie’s birth is civilly registered). The family is called Robinson in the 1881 South Shields census, and the father George is a 35-year-old marine painter/ artist from Greece. There is an 1885 South Shields death for Keriacke Mpampoura, age 39, presumably the father, who had Anglicized his name to George Robinson for the census. In the 1891 census, Geneveive and her brother Willie Llewellyn and their widowed mother Helen Robinson are living in Hackney, London in the 1891 census, and Geneveive later marries as Robinson. Just try to tell me that’s not confusing!