Sunday 16 October 2011

Durham Records Online update

The following have been added to Durham Records Online (

Gateshead East Cemetery burials 1893-1896
6,566 burials at Gateshead East Cemetery, covering 1893-1896.

Besides many street addresses in Gateshead, residences mentioned include Bensham, Carr’s Hill, Cumberland Street Mission House, Deptford House, Felling, Felling Gate, Felling Shore, Friars Goose, Greengates, High Teams, Mount Greenwich, Mount Pleasant, New Gateshead, Newcastle, Old Engine, Old Fold, Redheugh, Salt Meadows, Shipcote, South Shore, Teams, Tyne Main Colliery, and Wind Mill Hills.

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.

Washington baptisms & burials 1828-1847
1,079 baptisms and 903 burials at Washington Holy Trinity in Chester-le-Street district, covering 1828-1847. 1828-1835 and 1845-1847 are from the Bishop’s Transcript; the rest are from the parish register.

Residences mentioned include Ayton [Eighton] Banks, B Pit, Barmston, Barmston Forge, Biddick Burn, Birtley, Black Fell, Blue House, Brandy Row, Chester-le-Street, Cox Green, East House, F Pit, Fatfield, G Pit, Galloping Green, Glebe House, Havannah, Hillthorn, Holling Hill, Lane House, Lane Pit, Light Pipe Row, Little Usworth, Low Stanley in Tanfield parish, Mile or Mill Pit, Mount, Mount Stables, Nailor’s Shops, New Washington, New York, North Biddick, Old Engine, Old Stables, Oxclose, Raff Yard, Red Row, Sea Row, South Shields, Springwell Colliery, Usworth, Waggon Row, Washington, Washington Row, Washington Stables, Washington Staiths, Washington Windmill, Washington Woodside, Waterloo, and Wrekenton.

Haughton-le-Skerne baptisms 1852-1860, burials 1852-1860 & 1882
207 baptisms at Haughton-le-Skerne in Darlington district and 177 burials, covering 1852-1860, plus burials for Apr-Dec 1882. This fills a gap we had and gives us continuous baptisms at Haughton-le-Skerne for 1765-1882 and burials for 1765-1937.

Residences mentioned besides Haughton include Barmpton, Brafferton, Burdon, Coatham Mundeville, Cowton, Darlington, Egglestone, Fighting Cocks, Forth Moor, Great Burdon, Harrowgate, Lingfield, Little Burdon, Middlesbrough, Morton, Myer’s Flat, Redhall, Skerningham, Stockton, Stressholme, Throstle Nest, Whessoe, and Whinbush.

Hamsterley baptisms & burials 1765-1790
689 baptisms and 370 burials at Hamsterley St. James covering 1765-1790. Residences mentioned besides Hamsterley include Apeshield, Bedburn Hall & Mills, Blazing Hill, Burnley Row, Butterknowle, Copley Bent, Crane Row, Crow Houses, Didridge, Eudon (Eden) Leazes, Fitches, Folly, Gaunless, Gyll Bank, Haggerlees, Hamsterley Town Head, High Bank, High Wham, Hole Eel, Hoppiland, Kazellee (Kay’s Lea), Knave’s Mire, Lane House, Littleburn, Loop, Low Shipley, Low Wham, Lynburn, Mayland, Moorhill, Morley, Pennington Rake, Podge Hole, Pooltree, Potters Cross, Rackwood Hill, Rainsfield, Ravensford, Rootford (Redford), Rowntree, Salter Burn, Shipley, Shull, Snape Gate, Softley, Southside, St. Helen Auckland, Stone Chester, Trow Lane, Weather Hill, West Pitts, and Wham.

Coming Soon:

Auckland St. Andrew marriages 1765-1812
Hartlepool St. Paul baptisms 1901-1919
Denton baptisms & burials 1765-1812
Whitburn marriages 1579-1797

(With thanks to Durham Records Online)


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