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|Poor Law Union||Tynemouth PLU|
|Parish registers: 1846|
|Bishop's Transcripts: None|
|Rural Deanery||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Northumberland Record Office|
SIGHILL, an ecclesiastical district or parish, in the parish of Earsdon, union of Tynemouth, E. division of Castle ward, S. division of Northumberland, 3 miles (W. N. W.) from the village of Earsdon; There are places of worship for Methodists and Presbyterians.
Seghill Holy Trinity (formerly spelt Sighill in some documents) became a parish in 1846 from Earsdon Ecclesiastical Parish and Cramlington Ecclesiastical Parish.
Building to a design by Benjamin and John Green, architects of a number of important buildings in Newcastle during the Grainger/Dobson era, although Holy Trinity has no special features. Notable ministry from the Reverend Charles Osborne, D.D. over the turn of the century. He was a disciple of the Tractarians and in consequence was persecuted by the Ecclesiastical Commission on Discipline. (Osborne was the author of recognised works on Pastoralia for the clergy, and a biographer of some of the Tractarians disciples.)
Broadly Catholic tradition. Extentions in 1981. [The Newcastle Diocesan Gazetteer (1982) page 23.]
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections Reference number: DDR/EA/PBT/2/223 Date: 1850-1877 Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at FamilySearch Historical Records
The dates of the post-1760 transcripts have been noted in detail and sometimes only cover years. For most parishes in the collection there are gaps in the sequence of transcripts. It is advisable to consult the original parish registers for these years and events.
Seghill, Holy Trinity: Records of baptisms 1846-1955, marriages 1849-1980 and burials 1849-1966 are available at Northumberland Collections Service. Microfilm copies of burials for the period 1896-1949 can be seen at Tyne and Wear Archives Service.
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Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 438885.
Poor Law Unions
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Northumberland Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
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