5,362 baptisms on the Durham Primitive Methodist Circuit from Feb 1856 to August 1879. We now have a complete set of baptisms on this circuit from the first register in 1841 to 1960 – almost 120 years of Primitive Methodist baptisms in the area surrounding the city of Durham.
Compared to the previous set of baptisms from this circuit (1841-1856), we noticed, based on the abodes, that the circuit seemed to have expanded northeast toward Chester-le-Street and Houghton-le-Spring and south toward Spennymoor, with more abodes listed from those areas than in previous years.
Abodes mentioned include Bear Park, Beech Grove, Bell’s Villa, Belmont, Bishop Middleham, Brancepeth, Brandon and Brandon Colliery, Broom Park, Broomside, Byers Green, Carrville, Cassop, Cassop Colliery, Castle Eden & Castle Eden Colliery, Charlaw & Charlaw Colliery, Chester-le-Street, Chilton & Chilton Colliery, Cornforth, Coxhoe, Crossgate, Crow Trees, Dragon Villa, Durham St. Cuthbert, Durham St. Giles, Durham St. Margaret, Durham St. Nicholas, Durham St. Oswald, Easington Lane, the parish of Easington, East Rainton, Edmondsley, Esh, Ferryhill, Findon Hill, Framwellgate Moor, Frankland, Freehold, Gilesgate Moor, Grange Iron Works, Hallgarth, Haswell, Haswell Colliery, Haswell Lane, Haswell Moor, Hett, Heugh Hall or Houghall, High Moorsley, High Pittington, Kelloe, Lambton, Langley Park, Leamside, Low Moorsley, Low Pittington, Low Spennymoor, Ludworth, Merrington Lane, Moorsley, Monk Hesleden (also called Church Hesleton, Esselton, Hesselton, and Heslington), Mount Pleasant, Nettlesworth, Neville’s Cross, New Brancepeth Colliery, New Durham, New Elvet, New Pittington, New Spennymoor, Old Pittington, Old Sherburn, Page Bank, Pittington or Pittington Hallgarth, Pity Me, Quarrington Hill, Rainton Gate, Running Waters, Sacriston, Sedgefield, Shadforth, Sherburn, Sherburn Hill, Shincliffe, Shincliffe Colliery, Shotton, Shotton Colliery, Sleekburn or Sleetburn, South Wingate, Spennymoor, Thornley (near Kelloe), Trimdon, Trimdon Colliery, Trimdon Foundry, Trimdon Grange, Tudhoe, Ushaw Moor, West Rainton, West Sherburn, Whitwell Pit, Whitworth, Willington (near Brancepeth), Wingate, and Witton Gilbert.
- 4 Aug 1879 William Morrison Todd, of Edmondsley, child of William Todd (miner) & Mary Ann Todd
- 2 Oct 1865 Thomas Smallwood, of Framwellgate Bridge, Durham, child of William (shopkeeper) & Ellen Smallwood
- 12 Aug 1856 Robert Eggleston, of Haswell, child of John (blacksmith) & Ellen Eggleston