Monday 28 May 2012

Durham Records Online update

What's New at Durham Records Online (

Penshaw baptisms & burials 1831-1835
640 baptisms and 484 burials at Penshaw All Saints in Houghton-le-Spring district, covering 1831-1835, from the Bishop’s Transcript. Residences mentioned in these records besides Penshaw include Biddick, Bowes House, Burnmoor, Carr Houses, Charters Haugh, Coxgreen, D Pit Row, Elbay or Elba, Great Lumley, Herrington Burn, Herrington Mill Pit, Hetton-le-hole, Houghton-le-Spring, Laidler’s Pit, Low Lambton, Middle Rainton, Mill Pit, Mill Row, Moorsley, New Lambton, New Penshaw, Newbottle, Offerton, Offerton Haugh, Penshaw Staiths, Philadelphia, Shiney Row, Wapping, White Field Pit, and Wood House.

West Hartlepool St. James marriages 1870-1906
996 marriages at St. James in West Hartlepool from the start of the first register there in July 1870 to early August 1906. These are fully-detailed civil-registration-era marriages. Most of the people in these marriages lived in Hartlepool or West Hartlepool, but because it was a port town, we also see sailors from Sunderland, Tyne Dock, South and North Shields, Stockton, and various other ports, plus some residents of Middlesbrough, Middleton, Thornaby, and Thirsk,

Hartlepool Old Cemetery (Spion Kop) burials 1890-1894
2,061 burials at Hartlepool Old Cemetery, also known as Borough Cemetery, Hart Warren, and Spion Kop, covering 1890-1894. Besides streets in Hartlepool, abodes mentioned include Middleton, Sands, Stranton, Sunniside, Throston, and West Hartlepool.

Coming soon:
  • West Hartlepool St. James baptisms 1870-1923
  • Washington baptisms 1600-1767
  • South Shields burials 1763-1797 and 1816-1819
  • Wallsend baptisms 1901-1930

(With thanks to Holly Cochran)


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