Auckland St. Andrew marriages 1837-1841

257 new marriages at Auckland St. Andrew in Auckland district, from mid-1837 to the end of 1841. These are fully-detailed marriages, equivalent in content to the civil registration certificate you can buy from the government (but much less expensive).

Abodes mentioned include Bishop Auckland, Byers Green, Canney Hill, Coundon, Darlington, Etherley, Filand (Fyland’s) Bridge, Hunwick, Midridge, Newfield, Newton Cap, Rushyford, Shildon, South Church, Westerton, and Windleston(e).

Samples:

  • 18 Dec 1837 Thomas Shepherd (bachelor, carpet weaver, age: minor, of Bishop Auckland, son of John Shepherd, whitesmith) married Mary Airey (spinster, age: minor, of Bishop Auckland, daughter of Richard Airey, labourer)
    Witnesses: William Airey; James Hutchinson
  • 21 Jul 1841 Charles Marsh (bachelor, currier, full age, of Guisborough, son of Thomas Marsh, innkeeper) married Eliza Watson (spinster, full age, of Byers Green, daughter of Ralph Watson, sadler)
    Witnesses: G. Maw, junior; James Hutchinson

Wallsend St. Luke baptisms 1901-1916

6,384 baptisms at Wallsend St. Luke in the district of Tynemouth, Northumberland, covering 1901-1916. Residences mentioned were mostly street addresses in Wallsend, but also include Bigges Main, Walker, and Walkerville. Nearly all of these baptisms include the child’s birth date.

This clerk seems to have had a problem understanding middle names, often recording them as part of the surname. For example:

  • 9 Jul 1904 John Joseph Laing-Mavin, of 19 Carville Gardens, born 23 Jun 1904, child of George (fitter) & Hannah Laing-Mavin
    [Note: GRO birth index shows John Joseph Mavin and other baptisms to this couple show the father as George Laing Mavin.]
  • 19 Sep 1914 Elizabeth Jane Cook-Ronald, of 97 Vine Street, born 28 Aug 1914, child of William Cook-Ronald (holder-up) & Elizabeth Jane Cook-Ronald
    [Note: registered with the surname Ronald, mother nee Cook.]

In this next one, the clerk seems to swapped the father’s given name with the surname:

  • 2 Jan 1904 Robert Edward [Knox], of Wear Street, child of Knox [Edward] (rivetter) & Hannah Edward [Knox]
    [Note: although it says Edward in the Surname box and Knox under Hannah in the parents’ Christian name box, we think the clerk swapped the surname with the father’s given name. The GRO birth index shows Robert Knox in this quarter and there are other baptisms to Edward Knox, a rivetter, and his wife Hannah on Wear St.]

Here is another example:

  • 10 Mar 1915 Kathleen Jane Mark [Hadnutt], of 11 Kitchener Terrace, born 28 Jan 1915, child of Hadnutt (plater’s helper) & Lily Mark [Hadnutt]
    [Note: this entry seems jumbled. The GRO birth index shows Cathlena J M Hadnutt, mother nee Smith. The marriage index shows John T Hadnutt & Elizabeth Smith married in Tynemouth district in 1914.]

Deaf Hill cum Langdale baptisms 1884-1909 updated

Updated 2,120 baptisms at Deaf Hill cum Langdale (St. Paul) in Easington district, from 1884 to 1909 inclusive, adding the missing abodes and fathers’ occupations and, from Dec 1895 onward, the child’s birth date. We also added 47 new baptisms to finish out 1909, and corrected any errors.

Abodes mentioned include Deaf Hill, Hurworth Bryan, Langdale, Station Town, Trimdon, Trimdon Colliery, Trimdon Foundry, Trimdon Grange, Wheatley Hill, and Wingate.

Samples – before the update:

  • 28 Mar 1886 John James Clark, of Wheatley Hill, son of Sefton & Annie Clark
  • 25 Jul 1897 Mary Isabella Longstaff, of Wingate Arms, daughter of William & Isabella Longstaff
  • 21 May 1908 Charles Henry Ashert Ebblewhite, son of Joseph Ebblewhite & Hannah Jane Ebblewhite

and the same baptisms after the update:

  • 28 Mar 1886 John James Clark, of Wheatley Hill, parish of Thornley, child of Sefton (butcher) & Annie Clark
  • 25 Jul 1897 Mary Isabella Longstaff, of Wingate Arms, Deaf Hill, born 7 Jul 1897, child of William (butcher) & Isabella Longstaff
  • 21 May 1908 Charles Henry Ashert Ebblewhite, of Church St., born 19 Apr, child of Joseph Ebblewhite (engineman) & Hannah Jane Ebblewhite

If a major change, such as a name or date, was made to a record you purchased, an email has already been sent to you with the correction. Otherwise, if you have purchased a baptism at this church in this period, you should review it to get the new information and see if any other minor changes were made. Log in, click My Account, then click the My Orders tab to see your purchases.

This is part of our mission to update our Easington-district baptisms that are missing occupations and abodes. We are thrilled to be done with one more parish!

Newcastle St. Andrew baptisms 1849-1856

3,224 baptisms at St. Andrew’s church in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, covering 1849 through 1856. Abodes listed are mostly streets in Newcastle, but also include the Barracks, Chimney Mills, Cox Lodge, Cramlington, Felling, Fenham, Gateshead, Gosforth, Heaton, Jesmond, Kenton, Morpeth, Pandon Dean (Dene), Shield Field, Spital Tongues, Usworth, Wallsend, and Washington.

This register has several baptisms to single women where the father is named, then crossed out. We have included the fathers with a note, as they are probably correct. It was not customary to include the name of the father in the baptism of an illegitimate child, and we think the priest realized this later and crossed out the fathers.

Sample baptisms:

  • 14 Sep 1850 John Arnot, of Usworth, child of Mary Arnot (single woman), 9 months old. Wrong description given. Same child
    [Note: the previous entry, which is crossed out, appears to be the same child, and it names the child John Coulson, with a father Matthew.]
  • 9 Dec 1852 Mary Ann Stevens, of [the] Barracks, child of George (gunner in the Royal Horse Artillery) & Alice Stevens
  • 2 Nov 1856 John Baileff, of Benwell Park Farm, child of Robert (countryman) & Margaret Baileff

Bearpark burials 1909-1920

775 burials at Bearpark St. Edmund in Durham district, covering 1909 through 1920. Residences mentioned, besides Bearpark, include Auton  Stile, Broompark, Bearpark Colliery, Durham city, Deerness Junction, Esh Winning, Sleetburn Colliery, Ushaw Moor, and Witton Gilbert.

Sample burials:

  • 3 Mar 1909 George Collinson, of Moosley Bank, age: 39, Coroner’s Warrant
  • 14 Jun 1914 Adam Harvey, of 28 Aldin Grange Terrace, age: 38
  • 6 Apr 1918 Elsie Middleton, of 19 Whitehouse Lane, Ushaw Moor, age: 18, ceremony performed by Dora Forrest, Salvation Army
  • 28 Aug 1920 Mary Ann Hudson, of 8 Stobart Tce., Ushaw Moor, age: 85

Haltwhistle baptisms 1839-1858

1,836 baptisms at Haltwhistle Holy Cross in Haltwhistle district, Northumberland, covering 1839-1858, from a combination of the Bishop’s Transcript and the parish register. About 10% of the baptisms after 1850 (and a few before then) include the child’s birth date.

Samples:

  • 10 Feb 1839 James Hetherington, of Low Byre, son of Thomas (clogger) & Margaret Hetherington
  • 19 Jan 1844 Margaret Graham, of Pasture Head, daughter of Elizabeth Graham (spinster), 6 yrs old
  • 1 Jul 1849 John Ridley, of Towhouse Green, son of John (publican) & Rachel Ridley
  • 24 Mar 1853 Margaret Glenwright, of Chesters, born 28 Oct 1849, daughter of Henry (pitman) & Barbara Glenwright
  • 15 Aug 1858 Mary Elizabeth Hindmarsh, of Wydon Cleughside, daughter of Joseph (gamekeeper) & Sarah Hindmarsh

Abodes mentioned besides Haltwhistle included Allens Green, Angerton Bankfoot, Archie’s Flat, Ashey Cleugh, Bank Top,  Bardon Mill, Beltingham, Bitchel Gate or Bitchfield Gate, Blenkinsopp Castle, Braidley, Briarwood, Brockalee, Broom Houses, Buff Head, Cairney Croft, Causeway, Chainleyford Mill, Chesters, Closeaburn, Clover Hill, College, Comb Hill, Crooks, Crow Hall Mill, Crushels, Dilacres, Double Dykes, East Calf Fields, Engine House, Featherstone Bridge End and Featherstone Castle, Fell End, Ferranees, Fogridge, Foul Town, the Gap, Gateshead, Glenwhelt, Gorbet Hill, Gorcock, Greenhead, Greenrigs, Hall Bank Head, Hallpeat Moss, Halton Lea Gate, Haltwhistle Mill, Hartleyburn, Henshaw, High Ramshaw, High Side, Hole House, Holm Head, Kellah, Langlands, Leases or Leazes, Linshield, Long Byer, Low Byer, Low House Mill, Maiden Way, Melkridge, Metal Bridge, Midgeholme, Mill Hill, Mill House, Milton Railway Station (parish of Brampton, Cumberland), New Angerton, Newcastle, Oakey Knowe, Ollalee, Park, Partridge Nest, Pasture Head, Plainmeller (Plenmeller), Redburn, Redpath, Ridley, Rose Hill, Rose Villa, Rowfoot, Runnerfoot, Shankhead, Smallburn, Sook Hill, Steel Rig, Stone Gap, Temmon Corrage, Thorngrafton, Toe or Tow House, Ulpham (Ulgham), Wall End, Wall Town, Wardoughan, Wardrew, Waterloo, Whitchester and Whitchester Tunnel,  Willimoteswyke, Woodhead, Wry Tree, Wydon and Wydon Eals.

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

Monk Hesleden St. Mary baptisms 1882-1948 updated

We have updated 1,170 baptisms at Monk Hesleden St. Mary in Easington district with the occupations of the fathers and some abodes that had been omitted, from 1882 to 1948 inclusive. We also added one baptism we’d missed, and made minor error corrections.

Monk Hesleden served residents of Benridge, Blackhall Colliery, Blue House, Castle Eden Colliery, Filpoke, Hardwick Hall, Hart Bushes, High Hesleden, Hulam, Hutton Henry, Mickle Hill, Monk Hesleden, Nesbit, Sheraton, South Wingate, Station Town, and Wingate.

Samples – before the update:

  • 14 May 1882 Sarah Jane Longstaff, child of George & Dorothy Longstaff
  • 26 Mar 1893 Frederick William Skaife, child of Alfred Skaife & Mary Ann Skaife
  • 13 Sep 1903 Ada Snowdon, child of William Joseph Snowdon & Sarah Jane Snowdon
  • 3 Mar 1918 May Bolton, child of John Bolton & Mary Elizabeth Bolton

and the same baptisms after the update:

  • 14 May 1882 Sarah Jane Longstaff, of Hart Bushes, child of George (joiner) & Dorothy Longstaff
  • 26 Mar 1893 Frederick William Skaife, of Nesbit, Hart, child of Alfred Skaife (hind) & Mary Ann Skaife
  • 13 Sep 1903 Ada Snowdon, of Sheraton, child of William Joseph Snowdon (shepherd) & Sarah Jane Snowdon
  • 3 Mar 1918 May Bolton, of 18 East St., Blackhall, child of John Bolton (electrical engineer) & Mary Elizabeth Bolton

If a major change, such as a name or date, was made to a record you purchased, an email has already been sent to you with the correction. Otherwise, if you have purchased a baptism at this church in this period, you should review it to get the new information and see if any other minor changes were made. Log in, click My Account, then click the My Orders tab to see your purchases.

This is part of our mission to update our Easington-district baptisms that are missing occupations and abodes. We are now done with this parish, hurray!

Monkwearmouth marriages 1837-1841

834 marriages at Monkwearmouth St. Peter from 1 July 1837 to the end of 1841. These are fully-detailed civil-registration-era marriages; however, most give the age as “full” (21 or older) rather than an actual number.

The age difference in this first sample is worth noting:

  • 10 Jul 1837 Edward Billam (widower, joiner, age 62, of Monkwearmouth Shore, son of Edward Billam, farmer) married Mary Wilson (spinster, age 31, of Monkwearmouth Shore, daughter of Thomas Wilson, keelman)
    Witnesses: A. Robson; John Mewburn

Edward may have understated his age, as the 1841 census (a mere 4 years later) shows him aged 75 (so, really, 75 to 79) with his 35-year-old (really, 35 to 39) bride Mary, and his burial in 1845 says he is aged 85, so the age gap between Mary and him may be even larger than he declared it to be in his marriage record, possibly as much as 46 years!

More samples:

  • 13 Jul 1839 John Burdes (bachelor, master mariner, full age, of Monkwearmouth, son of Edward Burdes, lime burner) married Elizabeth Just (widow, full age, of Monkwearmouth, daughter of Michael Watson, running fitter)
    Witnesses: A. Robson; John Mewburn
  • 27 Nov 1841 Alexander Sutherland (bachelor, cabinet maker, full age, of Monkwearmouth Shore, son of John Sutherland, farmer) married Margaret Goodchild (spinster, full age, of Monkwearmouth Shore, daughter of Robert Goodchild, mariner)
    Witnesses: A. Robson; M. Wheatley

Residences mentioned besides Monkwearmouth include Bishopwearmouth, Fulwell, Hylton, Monkwearmouth Shore, Southwick, and Sunderland.

Newcastle All Saints baptisms 1809-1810

943 baptisms at All Saints church in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, covering the detail-rich period of 1809-1810, from a combination of the Bishop’s Transcript and the parish register. These include the child’s birth date and birth order within the family, the birth places of both parents, the father’s occupation, and the mother’s maiden surname and her father’s name and occupation. We have added “[native]” to the descriptions of the parents, as the original instruction from the Bishop of Durham was to record the parents’ nativity, but some parish clerks simply wrote “of” rather than “native of”, and that can confuse researchers into thinking the place is the current residence rather than the birth place.

Many County Durham residents repeatedly moved back and forth across the River Tyne between Gateshead and Newcastle, following the available work, so you will find many of the same families that are also found in Gateshead, Hebburn, Jarrow, Heworth, and other border communities along the Tyne.

Sample baptisms:

  • 1 Jan 1809 Isabella Plumpton, born 15 Jul 1808, 6th daughter of William Plumpton (weaver, [native] of Gilligate, County Durham) by his wife Elizabeth Wallis (daughter of George Wallis, labourer, [native] of Crossgate, Durham)
  • 11 Mar 1810 Elizabeth Stokoe, born 4 Jan 1810, 6th daughter of Samuel Stokoe (agent, [native] of Lamesley, County Durham) by his wife Frances Morley (daughter of Christopher Morley, labourer, [native] of Chester le Street, County Durham)
  • 25 Dec 1810 Thomas Turpin, born 25 Aug 1810, 1st son of Joseph Turpin (hatter, [native] of Heworth, County Durham) by his wife Ann Charlton (daughter of Thomas Charlton, quarryman, [native] of Heworth, County Durham)

Here’s a busy man catching up on his children’s baptisms:

  • 11 Oct 1809 James Clark Graham, born 20 Sep 1806, illegitimate son of Thomas Graham (merchant, [native] of Carlisle, Cumberland) by Mary Kendale (widow, [native] of Carlisle, daughter of Thomas Overton, maltster)
  • 11 Oct 1809 Monkhouse Graham, born 5 Jul 1808, illegitimate son of Thomas Graham (merchant, [native] of Carlisle, Cumberland) by Elizabeth Unsworth (married woman, [native] of Ormskirk, Lancashire, daughter of John Clark, brewer)

We wonder if both mothers were present, and how that went if they were!