Etherley burials 1863-1901

1,663 burials at Etherley St. Cuthbert in Auckland district, covering 1863-1902. Abodes mentioned besides Etherley include Beechburn, Bishop Auckland, Darlington, Escomb, Etherley Bank, Etherley Dene, Etherley Grange,  Etherley Lane, Etherley Moor, Evenwood, Gordon Gill, Howden-le-Wear, Low Etherley, Morley, Newton Cap, Phoenix Row, Quarry Heads, Ramshaw, Spennymoor, Toft Hill, Tudhoe, West Auckland, Windmill, Witton Park, Witton-le-Wear, and Woodside.

This data set boasted one of the most unusual burials we have ever seen:

  • 24 Nov 1869 Joseph Josiah Charles Stephenson, of Toft Hill Lane, age: about 80, a woman, name unknown, who had lived as & passed for a Man under the name of Joseph Josiah Charles Stephenson

As we mentioned in an earlier post, the 1880 Burial Act amendment allowed non-Anglican ministers to perform burial services in Anglican churchyards, and some of these burials carry a note about that, like this one:

  • 28 May 1882 Laverick Wilson, of Toft Hill, age: 8 months, certified by the Rev. J.E. Jones, Primitive Wesleyan Minister, according to the Burial Act 1880

Otherwise, these burial are generally terse, as is typical of the post-1812 period:

  • 29 Apr 1863 Sidney Balmer, of Houghton House, age: 79
  • 28 Feb 1883 Margaret Wearmouth, of Toft Hill, age: 96
  • 5 Aug 1894 Ralph Burn, of Toft Hill, age: 85
  • 24 Nov 1901 Jacob Carrick, of 17 Albion Street, Witton Park, age: 83