Heworth St Alban, Durham Genealogy
Guide to Heworth St Alban, Durham family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Heworth St Alban, Durham|
|Poor Law Union||Gateshead|
|Parish registers: 1843|
|Bishop's Transcripts: None|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Durham Record Office|
HEWORTH, NETHER, a chapelry, in theparish of Jarrow, union of Gateshead, E. division of Chester ward, N. division of the county of Durham, 2¼ miles (E. S. E.) from Gateshead; with Bill Quay, Upper Heworth, and Windy-Nook. This chapelry, is bounded on the north by the Tyne. There are places of worship for Independents, Wesleyans of the Old and New Connexion, and Primitive Methodists.
Additional information: Heworth St Alban was created from the parish of Heworth St Mary in 1843.
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/2/136 1843-1879 Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at FamilySearch Historical Records. It is also necessary to refer to the 1843 Heworth St Mary transcript and the transcript collections refer to Windy Nook St Albans for this parish.
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.
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 11 December 2013.