We’ve been working on extending 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 or later, depending on parish size and time available. 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.
In this set, we have 110 marriages at these churches:
- 47 marriages at Middleton St. George in Darlington district from mid-1837 to the end of 1861
- 28 marriages at Redmarshall St. Cuthbert in Stockton district from mid-1837 to the end of 1851
- 35 marriages at Whorlton St. Mary in Teesdale district from mid-1837 to the end of 1861
An example marriage from Middleton St. George:
- 2 May 1859 John Peacock (widower, grocer, age 42, of Kirkleatham, son of Robert Peacock, gentleman) married Ann Whitton (spinster, age 33, of Middleton St.George, daughter of George Whitton, farmer)
Witnesses: Robert Spence; Robert Teasdale