Gateshead Fell, Durham Genealogy
Guide to Gateshead Fell, Durham family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Gateshead Fell, Durham|
St John's Church Gateshead Fell
|Poor Law Union||Gateshead|
|Parish registers: 1825|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1825|
|Rural Deanery||Chester le Street|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Durham Record Office|
GATESHEAD-FELL, an ecclesiastical parish, in the parish and union of Gateshead, locally in Chester ward, N. division of the county of Durham. Besides morning and evening service at the church, evening service is performed at the hamlet of Wreckington; and there are places of worship for Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, and Methodists of the New Connexion. 
Additional information: St John's Church was built in 1825 and was created out of the mother-parish of St Mary Gateshead. It includes High Fell, Low Fell, Wrekington and Sheriff Hill.
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.
Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections DDR/EA/PBT/2/113 August 1825-1863 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.
The Parish Registers for the period 1825-1986 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/GF).
Non Conformist Churches
- Independent Methodist
- Methodist New Connexion
- Primitive Methodist
- Wesleyan Methodist
- Wesleyan Methodist Reform
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 241345.
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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Gateshead Fell on GENUKI
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 283-287. Adapted. Date accessed: 11 December 2013.