Stanhope, Durham Genealogy
Guide to Stanhope, Durham family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Stanhope St Thomas the Apostle Co Durham
|Poor Law Union||Weardale|
|Parish registers: 1609|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1762|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Durham Record Office|
STANHOPE (St. Thomas the Apostle), a small town, a parish, and the head of the union of Weardale, in the N. W. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham. There are meeting-houses for dissenters in various parts of the parish.
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.
Stanhope, Durham Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|STANHOPE PARISH Online Records|
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/2/239 August 1762-1833 Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at FamilySearch Historical Records. These include some transcripts for June 1771-1812 for St John's Chapel -in-Weardale. There is also a separate series of transcripts for St John's Chapel- in- Weardale. Reference number: DDR/EA/PBT/2/264 Date: May 1774-1840 Related material at DULASC: Some St John's Chapel-in-Weardale transcripts June 1771-1812 are included with Stanhope transcripts DDR/EA/PBT/2/239 The St John's Chapel-in-Weardale transcript images 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.
The Parish Registers for the period 1609-1974 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/St).
FamilySearch Historical Records includes England, Durham Diocese, Marriage Bonds and Allegations (FamilySearch Historical Records)
Non Conformist Churches
- Primitive Methodist
- Wesleyan Methodist
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 241352.
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.
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