Monday, 28 December 2015

Durham Records Online update

What's New at Durham Records Online (

We hope everyone had a cozy and pleasant Christmas (or alternative) holiday. What better time to work on your family history?

Egglescliffe baptisms, marriages, & burials: 1539-1751

We are pleased to present the earliest records at Egglescliffe (St. John the Baptist), just upstream from Stockton-on-Tees, in Stockton district:

2,109 baptisms from the beginning of the first register in 1539 to the end of 1751
1,679 burials from the beginning of the first register in 1540 to the end of 1751
544 marriages from the beginning of the first register in 1541 to the end of 1751
There is a gap in the baptism register from Oct 1552 to May 1574, a similar gap in the marriage register from Nov 1552 to Nov 1574, and in the burial register from Feb 1551 to Apr 1574. In 1644, there is this note: "In this year there died of the plague in this towne one and twenty people, they are not all Buried in the Churchyarth and are not in the Register”.

We now have a continuous run of all existing Egglescliffe baptisms, marriages, and burials from around 1540 all the way to the end of 1851.

Hamsterley Baptist Church: baptisms, marriages, and burials

At the Hamsterley Baptist Church in Hamsterley, Auckland district:

605 births covering 1750-1837, one birth in 1845, and baptisms covering Nov 1859 through July 1869
794 burials covering 1785-1965
50 marriages covering 1840-1908

Newcastle All Saints baptisms 1801-1805

2,438 baptisms at All Saints church in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, covering the detail-rich period of 1801-1805, from the Bishop's Transcript with some checking against the film of the original register.

Sunderland Cemetery burials 1918-1934

10,492 burials at Sunderland Cemetery (Stockton Rd, Grangetown) covering 1918-1934. As is usual for this cemetery, most records include a parent, spouse, or occupation. Some samples:

Coming Soon:

Hartlepool St. Hilda baptisms 1839-1859
Mere Knolls Cemetery 1905-1909
Sunderland Cemetery 1935-47
Barnard Castle Primitive Methodist Circuit baptisms 1873-1934
Further down the road: Rothbury, Sherburn Hospital, Ovingham, Newcastle St. John, Ferryhill, Slaley, Hartlepool St. Hilda baptisms 1860-1894, early Durham St. Margaret, early Witton-le-Wear, Tynemouth burials 1851, Dunston Christ Church baptisms & burials


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