Monk Hesleden marriages 1813-1925 updated

Updated 1,165 marriages at Monk Hesleden St. Mary in Easington district from 1813 to 4 July 1925 (the end of this church’s registers), adding occupations, marital statuses, abodes, the occupations of the fathers, and witnesses, and correcting errors. We also added one marriage we’d missed the first time around.

Two sample marriages before the update:

  • 22 May 1817 Thomas Robinson of the parish of Kelloe married Margaret Proud of this parish
  • 30 Dec 1839 William Harrison, age 21, of Monk Hesleden, son of Henry Harrison married Elizabeth Phillips, age 21, of South Hetton, daughter of John Phillips

and the same marriages after the update:

  • 22 May 1817 Thomas Robinson of the parish of Kelloe married Margaret Proud of this parish, by licence
    Witnesses: James Proud; Robert Robinson; Jane Robinson
  • 30 Dec 1839 William Harrison (bachelor, waggonwright), age 21, of Monk Hesleden, son of Henry Harrison (waggonwright) married Elizabeth Phillips (spinster), age 21, of South Hetton, daughter of John Phillips (pitman)
    Witnesses: William Harrison; Elizabeth Phillips; Matthias Johnson; Hannah Johnson

After the last marriage in this register, there is this note: “In consequence of the Union of the Benefices of Monk Hesleden St.Mary and St.John, the Church of St.Mary being thereby no longer available for marriages – 25th August 1925”.

If you have purchased a marriage at this church, we encourage you to review it to get the new information and see if any additional changes were made. Log in, click My Account, then click the My Orders tab to see your purchases and sort by the Modified column to put changed records at the top. 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 marriages that are missing information.