Elton, Durham Genealogy
Guide to Elton, Durham family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Elton St John Co Durham
|Poor Law Union||Stockton|
|Parish registers: 1573|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1762|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Durham Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
ELTON, a parish, in the union of Stockton, SW division of Stockton ward, S division of the county of Durham, 3 miles WSW from Stockton. 
Elton St John is an Ancient Parish and its current church was built in 1840 to replace the previous church on the same site.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
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.
Church records[edit | edit source]
Elton parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Elton Online Parish Records|
|FS Marr Img||1594-1815|
|FS Catalog PRs|
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
- Records are also available at the Durham County Record Office.
Non Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
Census records[edit | edit source]
- According to Genuki.org.uk "The number of inhabitants in 1801 was 78; in 1811, 76; in 1821, 105; in 1831, 103; in 1841, 92; in 1851, 84; in 1861, 108; in 1871, 90; in 1881, 113; and in 1891 it was 106." Taken from: [History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan, London, 1894]
- 1851 Census by the Cleveland Family History Society is available on FHL Film # 1519258 Item 1
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
Probate records[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Websites[edit | edit source]
Elton on GENUKI
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England,(1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 11 December 2013.
- Searching Parish Records online (Durham) - The Following Parishes are Available at TheGenealogist, ParishRegister.co.uk, accessed 23 April 2019.