Houghton-le-Spring marriage witnesses 1830-1837

Added 1,162 witnesses to our existing 566 marriages at Houghton-le-Spring St. Michael & All Angels for 1830-1837, and corrected some errors, mostly minor spelling adjustments. If you have purchased a marriage at Houghton-le-Spring in this period, we recommend you take another look at it to see if anything has been changed, and to get the witnesses. You can review your purchased records by logging into Durham Records Online and clicking My Account, then click the My Orders tab. If you purchased a record in which a significant error has been corrected, such as a change in name or date, the corrected record has been emailed to you.

Sample:

  • 7 Jun 1836 John Storrow, of this parish married Hannah Hutchinson Bowery, of this parish, by licence
    Witnesses: Richard Bradley, R. Bowery, Jr., Isabella Bowery, Mary Jane Rowe

Durham Primitive Methodist Circuit baptisms 1856-1879

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.

Samples:

  • 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

Middleton-in-Teesdale marriage witnesses added 1817-1851

Added 2,250 witnesses to our existing 914 marriages spanning 1817-1851 at Middleton-in-Teesdale St. Mary the Virgin, and added one marriage we had missed the first time. Abodes were added where they had been missing and minor corrections were made. If you have purchased a marriage at Middleton-in-Teesdale in this period, we recommend you take another look at it to see if anything has been added or changed, and to get the witnesses. You can review your purchased records by logging into Durham Records Online and clicking My Account, then the My Orders tab. If you purchased a record in which a significant error has been corrected, such as a change in name or date, the corrected record has been emailed to you.

All of the marriages after mid-1837 are fully-detailed civil-registration-era marriages, at a price far lower than what you would pay at a registry office…

Samples:

  • 15 Jan 1818 Christopher Dent, of Mickleton, Romaldkirk, Yorkshire married Elizabeth Tinkler, of Middleton, by banns
    Witnesses: John Dent, Jonathan Horn, clerk
  • 20 Jun 1841 Thomas Nattrass (widower, miner), age 56, of Middleton, son of Cuthbert Nattrass (miner), married Barbara Shields (widow), age 56, of Middleton, daughter of Robert Peverel (farmer)
    Witnesses: Jonathan Horn, Matthew Horn
  • 17 Nov 1851 Thomas Dent (widower, shoemaker), age 43, of Mickleton, Yorkshire, son of William Dent (shoemaker), married Mary Lee (spinster), age 50, of Middleton, daughter of Thomas Lee (miner)
    Witnesses: John Lee, Ralph Lee, Elizabeth Lee

4 million records !

With the last update, Durham Records Online now has 4,000,000 records online! I don’t think we ever thought we’d see that big a number when we started this site 10 years ago with just under 600,000 records from 2 people. Now we have numerous transcribers, researchers for hire, grave photographers, and we have expanded our coverage to include Northumberland and a little bit of Yorkshire.

Over the next year, we plan to keep expanding our coverage of Northumberland, keep working on Durham parishes, and keep adding non-conformist (Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholic,etc.) records. Our client research branch continues to grow, with many satisfied customers telling us that we have found records and traced their families successfully after they had been stuck at a “brick wall” for years (sometimes it just takes a fresh pair of experienced eyes to look at a problem, or a different way of thinking about it).

We are grateful to you, our customers, for letting us assist you with your curiosity about your ancestry and your passion for solving mysteries. We admire your patience and perseverance in pursuing your quest. We share all those attributes and look forward to getting the next million records online and continuing to help you find the answers you seek.

Newcastle All Saints baptisms 1831-1834

3,532 baptisms at All Saints church in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, covering 1831-1834, from the Bishop’s Transcript with some checking against the original register.

Many County Durham residents worked across the River Tyne in Newcastle or moved back and forth between collieries up and down both sides of the river, so you will find many of the same families who are also found in Gateshead, Hebburn, Jarrow, and other border communities along the Tyne.

Samples:

  • 16 Jan 1831 Jane Marr, of Glasshouses, daughter of Moses (waterman) & Ann Marr
  • 20 Nov 1832 Grace Halliday Scott, of Tyne Street, daughter of Isaac (cordwainer) & Isabella Scott
  • 29 Dec 1834 Anthony Spark Loughton, of Pandon Bank, son of George (weaver) & Ann Loughton

Residences mentioned besides streets in All Saints parish include Ayton Banks, Ballast Hills, Benton, Bigge’s Main, Bill Quay, Bird Nest, Blaydon, Blyth Nook, Brunton, Busy Cottage, Byker (also Byker Bar, Hill, and Old Engine), Carpenter’s Tower, Carr’s Hill, Carville, Cox Lodge, the Cut, Denton Burn, Dents Hole, Dog Bank, Elswick, Fawdon, Felling & Felling Shore, Folly, Gateshead, Gosforth, Hazlerigg, Heaton (and High Heaton and Low Heaton), Hebburn, Hebron (which may mean Hebburn or the Hebron in Northumberland), Hetton, Heworth, High Bridge, Howden, Jarrow, Jesmond, Kenton, Killingworth, Lawson’s Main, Low Bridge, Low Teams, Mount Pleasant, Mushroom, New York near Murton, North Shields, North Shore, Ouseburn, Pandon, Pandon Bank, Pity Me, the Quay, Red Barns, Ridley Villas, Seghill, Sheriff Hill, Shieldfield, Skinner Burn, South Shields, South Shore, St. Anthony’s, St. Lawrence, St. Peter’s and St. Peter’s Quay, Stepney, Stockbridge, Tyne Brewery, Walker, Wall Knoll, Wallsend, West House, Wideopen, Willington, and Wreckington (Wrekenton).

Spring Garden Lane Presbyterian Chapel baptisms 1813-1837

188 baptisms at the Presbyterian Chapel on Spring Garden Lane in Sunderland, covering 1813 to mid-July 1837. Most baptisms include the mother’s maiden surname and the child’s birthdate.

Samples:

  • 18 Jun 1813 Robert Carr, of Sunderland, born 14-Jun 1812, son of Robert Carr (mariner) & Margaret Crighton
  • 14 Feb 1836 John George Reed, of Sunderland, born 25-Jan 1836, son of John Reed (tailor) & Isabella Lonie

Abodes mentioned include Bishopwearmouth, Chatershaugh (Washington parish), Monkwearmouth, Panns, and Sunderland.

 

Houghton-le-Spring marriage witnesses added for 1825-1829

Added 1,002 witnesses to the 441 marriages that occurred in 1825-1829 at Houghton-le-Spring St. Michael & All Angels.

If you have purchased a marriage at Houghton-le-Spring in this period, we recommend you take another look at it to see if anything has been added or changed, and to get the witnesses. You can review your purchased records by logging into Durham Records Online and clicking My Account, then the My Orders tab. If you purchased a record in which a significant error has been corrected, the corrected record has been emailed to you.

Sample:

  • 2 Jun 1829 Thomas Bowman, of Bishopwearmouth married Judith Aird, of this parish, by licence
    Witnesses: John Aird, Joseph Bowman, Mary Bowman, Margaret Walker

South Hetton baptisms 1839-1848 updated with occupations, abodes

Continuing our quest to rectify omissions in our very earliest transcriptions, we have updated 1,274 baptisms at South Hetton Holy Trinity from 1839 to 1848 inclusive with the abodes and father’s occupations, and made a few corrections. If a major change, such as a name change, was made to a record you purchased, an email has already been sent to you with the correction. Otherwise, if you have purchased a baptism at this church in this period, you should review it to get the father’s occupation and abode. Log in, click My Account, then click the My Orders tab to see your purchases.

Monkwearmouth burials 1800-1812 updated with death dates, corrections

Updated our existing 2,193 burials at Monkwearmouth St. Peter covering 1800-1812. The original transcriber of this record set omitted the death dates and we recently realized they were present in the register, so we went back to the register and added them. We also added 15 burials that got missed the first time around, and made corrections where needed, most of them minor. We strongly recommend reviewing any burials between 1800 and 1812 that you purchased from this parish, to see if any changes were made. If a major change was made, such as a name or age being substantially different, an email has already been sent to you containing the corrected record.

Hexham marriages 1837-1841

224 marriages at Hexham St. Andrew, covering from 1 Jan 1837 to 6 Jan 1842. After 1 July 1837, these are fully-detailed civil-registration-era marriages. For example:

  • 31 Dec 1840 John Marshall Claxton (widower, gentleman), full age, of Hexham, son of Marshall Claxton (Wesleyan Minister), married Susannah Stewart (spinster), full age, of Hexham, daughter of Thomas Stewart (cabinet maker), by licence
    Witnesses: Michael Swan jnr, Margaret Whitfield

Abodes mentioned besides Hexham include Allendale, Allerwash, Anick, Barrasford, Beaufront, Bishop Auckland (not nearby!), Blanchland, Burnshield Haugh, Bywell St. Andrew, Bywell St. Peter, Catton, Chollerton, Corbridge, Corsenside, Elsdon, Haydon, Dalton, Earsdon, Espershields, Felton, Gosforth, Halliwell (Holywell), Hunstanworth, Lambsheild, Low Stublick, Otterburn, Newcastle, Raw Green, Shotley, Simonburn, Spital Shield, St. John Lee, The Pays, Warden.