Updated baptisms: Castle Eden 1852-1919 & Seaham 1852-1999

Updated baptisms in Easington district, adding the previously-omitted abodes and occupations of fathers, plus a few birth dates.

  • 1,056 baptisms from 1852 to the end of 1919 at Castle Eden St. James
  • 947 baptisms from 1852 to the end of 1999 at Seaham St. Mary the Virgin, plus we added 2 we’d missed

A sample baptism at Castle Eden before the update:

  • 17 Oct 1897 William Macdonald Sword, child of John & Annie Sword

and the same baptism after the update:

  • 17 Oct 1897 William Macdonald Sword, of The Gas House, Wellfield Station, child of John (gas man) & Annie Sword, twin

If you have purchased a baptism at these churches, we encourage you to review it to get the new information and see if any changes were made. Log in, click My Account, then click the My Orders tab to see your purchases. If a change (other than a minor spelling change) was made to a record you purchased, an email has already been sent to you with the correction.

This is part of our mission to update our Easington-district baptisms that are missing abodes, birth dates, or occupations. All of our baptisms from these two parishes now have all the details that are available in the register.