Esh, Durham Genealogy
Guide to Esh, Durham family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Esh St Michael Co Durham
|Poor Law Union||Lanchester|
|Parish registers: 1567|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1795|
|Rural Deanery||Chester le Street|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Durham Record Office|
ESH, or ASH, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Lanchester, W. division of Chester ward, N. division of the county of Durham, 5 miles (W. N. W.) from Durham. There is a Roman Catholic chapel in the village; and at a short distance to the east is the Roman Catholic College of Ushaw. 
Additional information: Esh was created as a parish from the ancient parish of Lanchester, Durham and had an old chapelry on the site until the church of St Michael was built in 1770, rebuilding the chapelry and forming a parish. Ushaw, Ushaw Moor,Esh Village,Esh Winning and Langley Park are within the parish and subsequent parishes were created from within 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.
Esh, Durham Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|ESH 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 Collection Reference number: DDR/EA/PBT/2/103 Date: March 1795
Contents: Including transcripts from Satley, August 1796-August 1797, 1802, 1820 DDR/EA/PBT/2/219 Related material at DULASC:
Some Esh transcripts May 1763-1803 are included with Lanchester transcripts DDR/EA/PBT/2/164 Related materials (elsewhere): Transcripts for 1709-1710 are among the Durham Bishop's Transcripts: The Howe Manuscript Collection
Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at FamilySearch Historical Records. The transcripts May 1763-1867 should be considered along Lanchester transcripts which include Esh transcripts for May 1763-1807. Esh is also included Durham Bishop's Transcripts: The Howe Manuscript Collection
Transcripts for Satley County Durham for the years August 1796- August 1797,1802,1820 are also included (see also the Satley transcripts)
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 1567-1981 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Esh).
FamilySearch Historical Records includes England, Durham Diocese, Marriage Bonds and Allegations (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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.
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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