Wallsend St. Luke baptisms 1887-1900

3,062 baptisms at Wallsend St. Luke in the district of Tynemouth, Northumberland, from the beginning of the first register in 1887 to the end of 1900. The population of Wallsend was rapidly increasing during the 1880s, thanks to the coal-mining and shipbuilding industries, so the parish of Wallsend St. Peter was divided, with the western portion becoming the new parish of St Luke, complete with a new church. [Source: Wikipedia]

Residences mentioned were mostly street addresses in Wallsend, but also include Bigges Main, Blyth, Gateshead, Tyne Dock, and Walker. Most of these baptisms include the child’s birth date.

Sample baptisms:

  • 24 Aug 1887 Margaret Ellen Haikney, of 61 Denham Terrace, born 19-Jul, child of John (rivetter) & Isabella Haikney
  • 24 Feb 1897 Henry Melville, of 81 High Street, born 8-Jun 1878, child of Joseph (shoemaker) & Elizabeth Melville
  • 24 Mar 1900 Dorothy Gibson, of 2 Chadwick Street, born 28-Feb 1865, child of Joseph (engineer) & Mary Gibson, conditional baptism