Eggleston, Durham Genealogy
Guide to Eggleston, Durham family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Eggleston Holy Trinity Co Durham
|Poor Law Union||Teesdale|
|Parish registers: 1795|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1795|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Durham Record Office|
EGGLESTONE, a chapelry, in the parish of Middleton-in-Teesdale, union of Teesdale, S. W. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 6 miles (N. W. by N.) from Barnard-Castle; The chapelry is bounded on the south by the river Tees, over which is a handsome bridge. There is a place of worship for a congregation of Wesleyan Methodists. 
Additional information: Holy Trinity Eggleston was formed as a parish in 1859 and was formerly a chapelry in Middleton in Teesdale, Durham parish until Holy Trinity was built in 1869.
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.
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
The Parish Registers for the period 1795-1920 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Egn).
Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections Reference number: DDR/EA/PBT/2/95 Date: 1795-1854 Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at FamilySearch HistoricalRecords. The images for this parish have not yet been loaded and await engineering.
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.
Non Conformist Churches
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 241351.
Poor Law Unions
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Durham Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers
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Eggleston on GENUKI
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 10 December 2013.