Easington marriages 1837-1915 updated

1,414 marriages at Easington St. Mary the Virgin spanning 1837-1915 were updated with previously-omitted details: occupations of grooms, brides, and their fathers, abodes, and witnesses. One additional marriage was found that we missed the first time.

Abodes mentioned besides Easington include Castle Eden, Dalton-le-Dale, Easington Colliery, Hartlepool, Haswell, Hawthorn, Horden and Horden Colliery, Houghton le Spring, Murton, Old Shotton, Seaham Harbour, Shotton, Shotton Colliery, Shotton Grange, South Hetton, Sunderland, Thornley, Thorp, Thorp Moor, and Wingate

Sample marriages before the update:

  • 9 Mar 1840 Robert Ovington (age 36, of South Hetton, son of George Ovington) married Mary Turnbull Armstrong (widow, age 42, of South Hetton, daughter of William Ogle)
  • 4 Nov 1879 John William Delicate (full age, son of Thomas Delicate) married Hannah Petch (full age, daughter of James Petch
  • 3 Feb 1915 Thomas Monk (age 60, son of John Monk) married Julia Gibb (widow [father not shown], age 57)

and the same marriages after the update:

  • 9 Mar 1840 Robert Ovington (bachelor, pitman, age 36, of South Hetton, son of George Ovington, pitman) married Mary Turnbull Armstrong (widow, age 42, of South Hetton, daughter of William Ogle, soldier)
    Witnesses: William Burnet; Edmund Hobson
  • 4 Nov 1879 John William Delicate (bachelor, groom, full age, of St.Margaret’s, Durham, son of Thomas Delicate, gardener) married Hannah Petch (spinster, full age, of Easington, daughter of James Petch, husbandman)
    Witnesses: Daniel Petch; George Nixon
  • 3 Feb 1915 Thomas Monk (widower, market gardener, age 60, of Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery, son of John Monk, shoemaker) married Julia Gibb (widow [father not shown], age 57, of Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery)
    Witnesses: Frederick Monk; Emily Thomson

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South Westoe St. Michael baptisms 1878-1911

6,949 baptisms at South Westoe St. Michael and All Angels in South Shields district. This parish was created in 1878 from South Shields St. Hilda, to better serve the rapidly growing number of citizens living in South Westoe. The abodes listed are mostly street addresses in Westoe and South Shields, but other abodes mentioned, on both sides of the River Tyne, include Bensham, Bents Cottages, Cadwell or Caldwell, Harton and Harton Colliery, Jarrow, Newcastle, Sunderland, Trow Rocks, and Tyne Dock.

Sample baptisms:

  • 17 Nov 1878 Grace Ann Ord, of 11 Percy Street, born 8 Sep 1878, daughter of Richard Ord (glassmaker) & Mary Anne Ord
  • 1 Apr 1884 Frederick Daniel Darnell, of 63 Isabella Street, born 22 Oct 1869, son of Daniel (mariner) & Charlotte Darnell
  • 29 Apr 1891 William Whillance, of 11 Marsden Street, born 6 Nov 1876, child of Robert (clerk) & Margaret Whillance
  • 25 Sep 1901 George Edwin Murrell, of 8 Beethoven Street, born 20 Feb 1885, child of Alfred (trimmer) & Elizabeth Murrell, P [private baptism]
  • 20 Dec 1911 Susannah Moore Lawrenson, of 13 Robertson Street, born 25 Nov 1911, child of Jeremiah (miner) & Sarah Lawrenson

This family baptized 5 children here in this period, always listing an address around Greenhead, Haltwhistle:

  • 20 Apr 1897 Herbert Hewitson Crowe, of Greenhead, Parish of Haltwhistle, born 24 Jan 1897, child of John Crowe (engineman) & Anne Elizabeth Crowe

Neither parent was born in Westoe, according to the 1901 census, so I wonder why they travelled 80 km downriver from Haltwhistle to baptize their children?

Alnwick burials 1851-1868

1,118 burials at Alnwick St. Michael on the east coast of Northumberland, covering 1851 to the end of 1868.

A municipal cemetery (Alnwick Cemetery) opened in 1856, so burials at the churchyard diminished significantly after that. Abodes are mostly streets in Alnwick, but also include Alnmouth, Brizlee, Denwick, Heckley Fence, Painter Hill, Rock, Rugley, and the Workhouse.

Sample burials:

  • 1 Jun 1854 William Fawcett, of Bailiffgate, age: 84, buried with his Artillery Honours, 52 years & 6 months Staff Sergeant in the Northumberland Infantry Regiment
  • 5 Feb 1855 Ann Forster, of Dispensary, age: 75, matron of the Dispensary for 22 years
  • 12 Jan 1864 Anne Graham, of Canongate, age: 102
  • 18 Mar 1868 Jane Bone, of 7 South Gray Street, Newington, Edinburgh, age: 75

Coundon St. James baptisms 1846-1863

1,357 baptisms at Coundon St. James in Auckland district, continuing from where we left off when we first presented this church’s records in 2009. This set covers 1846 through 1863.

Abodes mentioned besides Coundon include Canney Hill, Eldon, Middlestone, New Coundon, Rushyford, Tottenham, Westerton, and Windlestone.

Sample baptisms:

  • 11 Jul 1847 James Sewell, of Coundon, child of James Becket (pitman) & Frances Sewell (single woman)
    [Note: the father’s name and occupation have been crossed out.]
  • 29 May 1854 William High, of Windlestone, child of James (laborer) & Christina High
  • 15 Nov 1863 Frances Emma Robinson, of Westerton, child of George (farmer) & Mary Robinson

Alnwick marriages 1813-1840

954 marriages at Alnwick St. Michael on the east coast of Northumberland, covering 1813 to the end of 1840. The marriages from mid-1837 to through 1840 are full-detail civil-registration-era marriages.

Abodes mentioned besides Alnwick include the nearby parishes or chapelries of Bamburgh, the confusingly similar Edlingham, Eglingham, and Ellingham, Embleton, Felton, Howick, Lesbury, Longhoughton, Morpeth, Newcastle, Rennington, Shilbottle, Ulgham, Warkworth, Whittingham, and Woodhorn.

Sample marriages:

  • 3 Jan 1815 George Atkin (clerk, widower, of the parish of Morpeth) married Frances Coates Patterson (widow, of this parish), by licence
    Witnesses: Elizabeth F. Annet; Joseph Rate; Ralph Annet
  • 16 Jul 1826 James Tully (widower, of this parish) married Sarah Stanley (spinster, of this parish), by banns
    Witnesses: Eleanor Brown Stanley; John Stanley
  • 16 Jul 1838 William Laidlaw (widower, fell-monger, age 54, of Alnwick, son of William Laidlaw, husbandman) married Sarah Young (widow, age 43, of Alnwick, daughter of George Pringle, shepherd), by banns
    Witnesses: Wm. Jameson; Margaret Richardson

Tudhoe Mount Pleasant Presbyterian baptisms 1880-1959

379 baptisms at Tudhoe Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Durham district, spanning 1880 to June 1959. Because there is little differentiation between Spennymoor, Mount Pleasant, and Tudhoe, this church is also sometimes called Spennymoor Presbyterian. See the previous baptism announcement for this church to learn more about its history.

Unlike Anglican baptisms of this period, most of these baptisms helpfully list the child’s birth order and mother’s maiden name, and nearly all of them include the child’s birth date. The place of birth is recorded instead of the family’s residence address, but in this period, it is pretty safe to assume that the child was born at home. Birthplaces mentioned besides Tudhoe include Ferryhill, Fishburn, Mount Pleasant, Spennymoor and Low Spennymoor, The Grange (Tudhoe Grange), Whitworth, and York Hill.

Here are some sample baptisms from large families:

  • 13 Oct 1885 Christina Dorothy Thompson, born at Merrington Lane, Bishop Auckland, born 24 Aug 1885, 14th child, daughter of Robert Thompson (grocer) & Christina Dunn
  • 7 Dec 1910 Robert Johnston, born at Newcomer Street, Dean Bank, born 12 Nov 1910, 10th child, son of William Johnston (drill instructor) & Margaret Seeds

Shotton with Haswell marriages 1854-1939 updated

Updated 1,749 marriages at Shotton with Haswell (St. Saviour) from 1854 to March 1939 and added 39 new marriages to finish out 1939. To the existing marriages, we added occupations, marital statuses, abodes, occupations of fathers, and witnesses – all the information from the register that had previously been omitted.

Sample marriages before the update:

  • 11 Nov 1854 John Bowman (full age, son of John Bowman) married Mary Storey (full age, daughter of Joseph Storey)
  • 14 Aug 1919 Harry Charles Feetham, age 45, son of Robert Feetham (deceased) married Catherine Tate (widow), age 25, daughter of William Kelly (deceased)

and the same marriages after the update:

  • 11 Nov 1854 John Bowman (bachelor, blacksmith, full age, of Shotton Colliery, son of John Bowman, blacksmith) married Mary Storey (spinster, full age, of Shotton Colliery, daughter of Joseph Storey, pitman)
    Witnesses: Joseph Hall; John Hughes
  • 14 Aug 1919 Harry Charles Feetham (widower, gamekeeper, age 45, of Shotton, son of Robert Feetham, gamekeeper, deceased) married Catherine Tate (widow, age 25, of Shotton, daughter of William Kelly, miner, deceased)
    Witnesses: William Kelly; Mary Kelly

Most of these people lived at Shotton Colliery, but abodes mentioned also included Blackhall Colliery, Castle Eden, Dalton-le-Dale, Easington, Easington Lane, Easington Colliery, Fleming Field, Horden, Haswell and Haswell Moor, Kelloe, Lyons, Ludworth, Murton, South Hetton, Sunderland, Shotton, Throstle’s Nest, Thornley, Trimdon, Wheatley Hill, and Wingate.

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Sunderland baptisms: 1838

546 baptisms at Sunderland Holy Trinity for the year 1838. We love this parish because the clerk continued recording the mother’s maiden surname and the child’s birth date long after those requirements were dropped (1813), and sometimes even the mother’s surname from a former marriage, as in the first sample below.

Sample baptisms:

  • 3 Jan 1838 Ralph Thompson Laidler, of Burleigh Street, born 27 Jul 1837, son of John Laidler (shipwright) & Ann Taylor late Robson
  • 7 Feb 1838 George William Reynolds, of Villier Street, born 25 Dec 1837, son of George Reynolds (master mariner, deceased) & Elennor Andrews
  • 28 Nov 1838 Margaret Jane Todd, of Burleigh Street, born 6 Jun 1827, daughter of George Todd (blacksmith) & Elizabeth Tilly

The abodes are all streets in Sunderland plus a few in Bishopwearmouth.

Alnwick baptisms 1813-1853 & burials 1792-1850

[Updated 15 July to add 1,900 burials from 1839 to 1850.]

At Alnwick St. Michael on the east coast of Northumberland, from a combination of the Bishop’s Transcript and the parish register:

  • 5,215 baptisms spanning 1813 through 1853
  • 7,687 burials spanning 1792 through 1850

Baptism samples – a few have birth dates, but otherwise are typical of the period:

  • 1 Jul 1817 Mary Juliana Lambert, of Croft House, born 28 Jan 1813, daughter of John (Solicitor, Esquire) & Juliana Lambert
  • 15 Apr 1824 John Weatherburn, of Snap Leases, parish of Longhoughton, son of Thomas (farmer) & Mary Weatherburn
  • 28 Dec 1834 Ellen [Brown/Bertram], daughter of Alexander Brown (comedian of Alnwick) & Margaret Bertram (of Correction House Yard)
    [Note: this may be a married couple with the surname “Brown Bertram”; we can’t tell from the way it’s entered.]
  • 11 May 1844 Frances Sarah De Vare Gilroy, of Goldspring in the United States, supposed to have been from Normandy, born 18-Oct 1819, daughter of William (mason) & Sarah Gilroy, The above name is supposed to have been assumed and not the true one.
  • 28 Aug 1853 Anne Isabella Rutherford, of Bailiffgate, child of Haswell (slater) & Jane Rutherford

Burial samples:

  • 28 Jan 1792 William Neale, son of the late William Neale (shoemaker)
  • 25 Oct 1797 Mary Brankston late Taylor, of Clayport Street, died 22 Oct, wife of George Brankston (joiner)
  • 22 Feb 1801 Robert Cairncross, of Clayport, age: 2, died 19 Feb, son of James Cairncross (taylor) & Elizabeth his wife, late Knox
  • 12 Nov 1812 Philip Bridge, age: 35, died 10 Nov, groom of the Right Honourable Baron Percy
  • 25 Mar 1828 Alexander English, of Pottergate, age: 106
  • 6 Apr 1837 Isabella Small, of Clayport, age: 90
  • 28 Nov 1843 Revd. David Patterson, of Clayport, age: 68, 37 years Minister of the United Secession Congregation
  • 20 Dec 1850 William Charles Hindmarsh, of West Horton in the parish of Chatton, age: 43

Abodes are mostly streets in Alnwick but also include Allerburn, Alndyke, Bassington (parish of Eglingham), Brizlee, Cawledge Park, Cowslip or Cowslaw Hill, Denwick, Facey’s Park, Greensfield, Grumwell’s Park, Harlow Hill, Heckley (and Heckley Fence, Grange, and Toll Bar), Hobberlaw, Holywell, Hope House, Newcastle, North Shields, Painter Hill, Park Farm, Rugley and Rugley Firth, Shield Dykes, Snipe House, Stirk Hill, Swansfield, White House and White House Folly, and the Poor House or Union Workhouse and Correction House in Alnwick.