Monday, 24 March 2014

Diocese of Durham marriage bonds and allegations

FamilySearch ( has "recently updated or added" a new database as of March 21st which may be of interest to those with ancestors from the diocese of Durham:

England, Durham Diocese, Calendar of Marriage Bonds & Allegations, 1594-1815

The collection, which at the moment is a browse only based database, was compiled circa 1900 - a full description is available at,_Durham_Diocese,_Calendar_of_Marriage_Bonds_and_Allegations_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records).


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  1. I'm very confused by this post - the Durham diocese marriage bonds and allegations calendar (and the bonds and allegations themselves) have been available as browsable images for ages - at least 2 or 3 years, I think.

  2. It's possible this is an updated database, rather than new, but definitely showing as a new or updated database as of 21 Mar 2014. Have amended the wording in the post.