Holly Cochran has sent the following information about new County Durham records:
New records at Durham Records Online (DRO) are:
Sunderland Cemetery 1858-1864
3,945 burials in Sunderland Cemetery (Stockton Road, Grangetown) from 2 June 1858 to the end of 1864. Opened on June 2, 1858 to primarily serve Hendon and the East End, it now covers some 40 acres and is still in use. Most records include the address, profession, a child’s parent(s), husbands of deceased women, and some death causes – far more information than is contained in the church burial register. Some examples:
- 8 Jun 1858 Christina Elizabeth Mordey, of Hendon Road, Bishopwearmouth, age: 5, daughter of Christopher Thompson Mordey (gentleman)
- 29 Dec 1864 Elizabeth Brown, of Barrack Street, age: 73, widow of William Brown (pilot)
- 9 Nov 1864 Samuel Ramsbottom, of 48 Silver Street, age: 25, butcher
- 12 Nov 1864 John Garland, age: 20, mariner, a native of Castle Douglas, Scotland. Died at the Infirmary.
DRO intends to continue transcribing this cemetery until at least the year 1900.
Kelloe marriages 1762-1812
304 marriages at Kelloe St. Helen for 1762-1812, including witnesses. Marriages at Kelloe took place between residents of Bishop Middleham, Bishopwearmouth, Brancepeth, Chester-le-Street, Durham city, Garmonsway Moor, Monk Hesleden, Pittington, Sherburn House, and Trimdon. For example:
- 10 Jul 1775 Rev. James Robson (clerk), of Sherburn House married Eleanor Raven, of Sherburn House Extra Parochial, by license. Witnesses: Sarah Colman, John Hood
DRO now has a complete run of marriages at Kelloe from 1762 to 29 March 1858.
Staindrop baptisms 1813-1821
526 baptisms at Staindrop St. Mary the Virgin 1813-1821, transcribed from the Bishop’s Transcript. Staindrop, in Teesdale district, covered the communities of Alwent, Cleatlam, Gibsknees, Hilton, Hulam, Hungerknowle, Ingleton, Keverstone, Langleydale, New Raby, Raby Castle & surroundings, Shotton, Staindrop, and Wackerfield. Some of the same families can be found in the recently released Cockfield records.
Cockfield baptisms & burials 1819-1828
Cockfield St. Mary baptisms and burials for 1819-1828, transcribed from the Bishop’s Transcript
In Teesdale district, Cockfield listed residents of Bishop Auckland, Butterknowle, Cockfield, Copley, Esperley Lane, Evenwood, Gaunless Lead Mill, Heighington, Langleydale, Low Wham, Lynesack & Softly, Morley, Mount Slowly, Raby, Roddymoor, Shotton, Southside, West Auckland, West Pitts, and Woodland.
Shincliffe records 1826-1847
The parish of Shincliffe St. Mary the Virgin was formed out of Durham St. Oswald parish in October 1826. This new package, transcribed from the Bishop’s Transcript, contains:
602 baptisms covering 1826-47
230 burials covering 1827 – 1846. Occasionally the parents of a deceased child are named.
85 marriages covering mid-1837 – 1846. These are full-detail marriages, with fathers, occupations, and witnesses all included.
DRO has also added the witnesses to its existing marriages at Shincliffe from 1813 to mid-1837.
Residences reported in these records include Bank Top, Bowburn, Cassop Moor, Coxhoe, Crow Trees, Quarrington, New Shincliffe, Old Durham, Sherburn House, Shincliffe, Shincliffe Grange & Mill.
Jarrow baptisms 1818-1826
1,163 baptisms at Jarrow St. Paul for 1818-1826. Residences reported include Hebburn, Jarrow, Monckton, Curlew, South Shields, Templetown, and of course the collieries of Jarrow and Hebburn, plus a few people living across the river in Wallsend and Longbenton. Samples:
- 6 Oct 1823 William Moreland Greenbank, of Hebburn, son of William Greenbank (mariner) & Elizabeth
- 4 Apr 1825 Thomas Robson, of Hebburn Colliery, son of Greener Robson (collier) & Isabella
Gateshead St Mary baptisms 1813-1815
Hamsterley burials 1813-19
Heighington marriages, baptisms, and burials
Durham St Giles baptisms/burials 1813-18
Durham St Nicholas burials 1813-18
Barnard Castle baptisms/burials 1834-42
Darlington burials 1798-1812
Methodist baptisms for Crook and Tow Law areas
Hart burials and marriages