Durham UK Records Online

Just a reminder that there are lots of records on line at the County Durham Archives www.durhamrecordsonline.com 

The following are new on the site:

Auckland St. Andrew marriages 1765-1812
1,346 marriages at Auckland St. Andrew’s covering 1765-1812. Besides Auckland St. Andrew, residences mentioned for the brides and grooms include Aycliff, Barnard Castle, Bishop Middleham, Bishopwearmouth, Brancepeth, Chester-le-Street, Cockfield, Croft, Croxdale, Darlington, Denton, Durham city, Easington, Escomb, Gainford, Hamsterley, Haughton-le-Skerne, Heighington, Houghton-le-Spring, Kelloe, Lanchester, Merrington, Newcastle, Sedgefield, St. Helen Auckland, Staindrop, Stockton, Sunderland, Tanfield, Whitworth, Witton-le-Wear, and Wolsingham.

NB: The IGI (or FamilySearch.org) collection for this is incomplete. Out of 1,346 marriages, 246 in the register that were missing.

West Hartlepool St. Paul baptisms 1901-1919
4,791 baptisms at West Hartlepool St. Paul from May 1901 (where our last transcription left off) to 23 March 1919. Most of these baptisms include the child’s birth date and street addresses in West Hartlepool.

Marriage bonds: 1823.  379 marriage bonds filed in 1823 in the Diocese of Durham.   These are  brand new, not previously in our bond index. In this period, marriage bonds often provide ages, occupations, place  of residence, and sometimes a father or mother for the bride and groom  during a period when marriage registers did not provide that  information. Please read the Marriage Bonds section of the Transcription Samples page for a description of what  information is found in bonds, allegations, and associated documents,  and how we present that information.


  • 2 Jan 1824 Robert Stobbs (printer, bachelor), age 21, of Durham  St.Nicholas obtained a licence to marry Isabella Kelsey (spinster, minor  with consent of her natural & lawful mother), age 20, of Durham  St.Nicholas, daughter of Isabella Kelsey (of Durham St.Nicholas, widow),  directed to St.Nicholas
  • 23 Oct 1824 William Burlison (joiner, bachelor), age 21, of Norton,  County Durham late of Longhorsley, Northumberland obtained a licence to  marry Jane Wetherell (spinster), age 21, of Norton, directed to Norton

Note that “age 21” means “21 and upwards” in these documents. Marriage bonds cover the entire Diocese of Durham i.e. Durham,  Northumberland, North Yorkshire. There are a few licences in the  collection that were issued by York.

Newcastle All Saints baptisms 1819-1821 & burials 1819-1827
At All Saints in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, from the Bishop’s Transcript:
1,893 baptisms covering 1819-1921
1,049 burials covering 1819-1827

And coming soon we can look forward to accessing:

South Shields St. Hilda baptisms 1798-1812
Denton baptisms & burials 1765-1812
Whitburn marriages 1579-1797
Brancepeth burials 1739-1780
Tynemouth Christ Church baptisms 1813-1817


About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at www.cumpston.org.uk I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at https://laxenresearch.wordpress.com/ and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough https://knaggsresearch.wordpress.com/
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