Durham city marriages 1837-1841

438 marriages at these churches in the city of Durham, from 1 July 1837 to the end of 1841:

  • 239 marriages at Durham St. Giles
  • 96 marriages at Durham St. Margaret
  • 11 marriages at Durham St. Mary-le-Bow
  • 13 marriages at Durham St. Mary the Less
  • 79 marriages at Durham St. Nicholas

This is part of our project to extend our marriage collection at each Anglican church from mid-1837 (where civil registration began and many of our transcripts currently stop) to the end of 1841. These marriages are the same as a civil marriage record, with ages (or at least “of full age” or “minor”), fathers, occupations, marital statuses, and witnesses.


  • at St. Nicholas: 5 Aug 1837 Henry Robinson (widower, pitman, age 41, of Claypath, son of John Robinson, pitman) married Margaret Potts (widow, age 40, of Claypath, daughter of George Bailey, pitman)
    Witnesses: John Brown, parish clerk; John Bradley
  • at St Giles: 17 Jul 1837 George Davidson Pow (bachelor, gentleman, full age, of Saint Giles, son of Brough Pow, late grocer) married Elizabeth Webster (spinster, full age, of Saint Giles, daughter of William Webster, druggist)
    Witnesses: Wm. Webster; Thos. Sopwith; Sarah Shafto
  • at St. Mary the Less: 23 Apr 1840 John Pounder (bachelor, carpet weaver, of age, of the Chapelry of St. Margaret, Durham, son of Thomas Pounder, carpet weaver) married Maria Dunn (spinster, servant, of age, of this parish, daughter of Ralph Dunn, linen weaver)
    Witnesses: Wm. Dunn; Margaret Atkinson
  • at St. Margaret: 1 Jul 1839 James Westgarth (bachelor, ropemaker, age: minor, of Milburngate, son of William Westgarth, wool comber) married Isabella Wheatley (spinster, age: minor, of Milburngate, daughter of Joseph Wheatley, waterman)
    Witnesses: Joseph Wheatley; Wm. Westgarth