4,720 burials at Waterhouses Cemetery, also known as Esh Winning Cemetery, in College View, Esh Winning, in the Durham registration district, from the opening of the cemetery on 5 March 1881 to April 1992. This cemetery had two separate registers, one for the original burial ground, which was full by Oct 1980, and another for the new extension that opened in June 1917.
Abodes mentioned include Alum Waters, Bail Hill Farm, Belmont, Bearpark, Brandon Colliery, Broom Park, Bown’s Houses (Esh), Castleside, Cornsay, Cornsay Colliery, Craghead, Crook, East Hedleyhope, Esh and Esh Colliery, Esh Winning, Flass, Hamsteels, Hedley Hill, Helmington Row, Ivesley Colliery, Ivesley Cottages, Lambton House in Newcastle, Lanchester, Low Fell, Malton Colliery, Meadowfield, Middridge, New Brancepeth, Quebec, Sedgefield Asylum, Sleetburn Colliery, South Church, Stanley, Ushaw Moor, Waterhouses, Wheatley Hill, Witton Gilbert, and Woodlands.
In some cases, the cemetery register contains more information than a church burial register, sometimes citing occupation, place of death, cause of death, or the parent of a stillborn child. However, the majority of the entries do not contain any of this information.
- 5 Mar 1881 Dorothy Gates, of Russell Street, Waterhouses, age: 31, miner’s wife
- 4 Feb 1891 Tamar Crowe, of Lymington Terrace, age: 69
- 24 Aug 1904 stillborn male child Bestford, of South Terrace, Esh Winning, son of Annie Bestford
- 31 Mar 1918 Mabel Dodds, of [blank abode], age: 24, buried at the extension, died at Brandon Isolation Hospital
- 25 Jan 1922 John George Dove, of [blank abode], age: 51, died at Sunderland Mental Hospital, Ryhope
- 11 Sep 1938 Robert Henry Stobart, of 11 Well Bank, Billy Row, Crook, age: 63, killed at Roddy Moor Colliery
- 31 Dec 1945 Isabella Thompson, of Biggen Farm, New Brancepeth, age: 90
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