Tuesday 13 September 2011

Durham records update

Latest releases on Durham Records Online (www.durhamrecordsonline.com):

Whitburn baptisms 1611-1797, marriages & burials 1798-1812
At Whitburn St. Mary in South Shields district:

* 2,821 baptisms covering 1611 (plus one in 1604 that was recorded in 1620) to the end of 1797, giving us a continuous run of baptisms at Whitburn from 1604 to 1812. These are the earliest existing baptisms at Whitburn.
*209 burials and 79 marriages covering 1798-1812

Gateshead East Cemetery burials 1885-1892
12,021 burials at Gateshead East Cemetery, covering 1885-1892.

Because these are municipal cemetery records, not church burial records, they present many more genealogically useful details. 99% of these records give either an occupation, a parent or husband’s name, or information about how the person died.

Hamsterley baptisms & burials 1791-1812, marriages 1798-1812
At Hamsterley St. James in Auckland district: 529 baptisms and 373 burials covering 1791-1812 and 142 marriages for 1798-1812, including witnesses.

Residences mentioned besides Hamsterley include Beckside, Bedburn, Bishop Auckland, Burnley Row, Butterknowle, Copley Bent, Crane Row, Eudon Leazes, Fitches, Folly, Gaunless, Gyll Bank, Haggerlees, Hartop Mill, Help Park, High Wham, Hoppiland, Howlee, Kay’s Lee, Knave’s Mire, Low Wham, Macneal, Malings Lee, Mayland, Moorhill, Morley, Pennington Rake, Podge Hole, Pooltree, Potters Cross, Ravensford, Redford, Shipley, Shull, Snape Gate, Softley, Southside, St. Helen Auckland, Stone Chester, Streatlam, the Edge, Trow Lane, Walesfield, Wash Beck, Weather Hill, West Pitts, Witton-le-Wear, and Woodlands.

Coming Soon:

Durham St. Giles baptisms & burials 1843-1847
Washington baptisms & burials 1828-1836
Denton baptisms & burials 1765-1812
updates to Robinson Lane baptisms 1798-99

(With thanks to Holly Cochran of Durham Records Online)


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