2,902 burials at Ryhope St. Paul in Sunderland district, covering 1879-1937, joining the burials we already had here for 1828-1878.
There are 3 burial registers here. The 1st register covers 1828-1876, and the 2nd register starts where the 1st register left off in 1876 and goes to Sep 1895. The 3rd register partially overlaps the 2nd register, starting in 1880 and going to 1937, so there is an overlap in years from 1880 to Sep 1895. We suspect that the burial ground was expanded in 1880 and that the 3rd register covers burials in the expansion. Ryhope’s municipal cemetery opened in 1898 and the number of burials at St. Paul fell off dramatically after 1899. There does not seem to be any overlap between the municipal cemetery register and the St. Paul’s registers; that is, burials in the municipal cemetery register (which we also have online) are not also recorded in the St. Paul’s register. Most of the tombstones at St.Paul’s have been removed.
Abodes mentioned besides Ryhope include Bishopwearmouth, Burdon, Grangetown, Hendon, Herrington, Hollycarrsides, Monkwearmouth, Old Burdon, Oxclose, Pallion, Ryhope Colliery, Ryhope Grange, Silksworth, the Spelter Works, Sunderland, Tunstall and Tunstall Hill, the Waterworks, the Workhouse, and Whitburn. From 1895, Ryhope was the site of the Sunderland Borough Asylum (called Cherry Knowle Hospital after the creation of the National Health Service in 1948), and there are numerous burials listed from the Borough Asylum.
Numerous pictures of old Ryhope can be seen here:
Note the page numbers in a row at the bottom; there are 20 pages of pictures to view.
- 19 Feb 1879 James Hagan, of [blank abode], age: about 35, killed by falling over a cliff
- 17 May 1888 Isabella Armour, of Ryhope Village, age: 3, in same grave as her mother
- 8 May 1895 Rebecca Morgan, of Cliff Road, [Ryhope] Village, age: 97
- 21 May 1908 Wilfred Herbert Snowdon, of Ryhope Street South, age: 18
- 4 Sep 1922 Joseph Greenshields, of Burdon Moor Farm, age: 62