Middlesbrough St Hilda, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Middlesbrough St Hilda

Guide to Middlesbrough St Hilda, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Middlesbrough St Hilda, Yorkshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Langbaurgh
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Stockton
Registration District Stockton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1840
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Cleveland
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History

The Parish of St Hilda is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1744 from West Acklam, Yorkshire Ancient Parish; located on Market Place.

Other places in the parish include: Airsholme, Newport near Middlesbrough, Newport, and Linthorpe.

MIDDLESBROUGH, a town and parish, on the river Tees, in the union, and within the limits of the port, of Stockton-upon-Tees, W. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh, N. riding of York. This place, at a very early period, had a chapel dedicated to St. Hilda. The church was erected in 1840, on the site of the ancient chapel of St. Hilda. There are places of worship for Independents, Primitive Methodists, and Wesleyans. [1]

Mydilsburgh is the earliest recorded form of the name. The element '-burgh', from the Old English burh (meaning 'fort') denotes an ancient fort or settlement of pre-Anglian origin. The spelling brough sets Middlesbrough apart from other English towns, which typically use the spelling borough.

It is not certain if Mydil was someone's name or a reference to its position (middle) in between the centers of Durham and Whitby). The burgh, though, may have included a monastic cell and was probably situated on the elevated land where the  church of St Hilda's (demolished in 1969) was later built. The area around the church was demolished and subsequently redeveloped removing the terraced streets.


Civil Registration

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

Online Records

Online data content from chapelry registers of Middlebrough St Hilda exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FMP= FindMyPast - (£)[3]
FS = FamilySearch.org


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1800-1878 1800-1878 1840-1880 1840-1880 1840-1865 1840-1865
FS 1846-1906



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.

Linthorpe registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

Linthorpe Yorkshire Online Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

FMP 1895-1899 1895-1899

Census records

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.

Genealogy From Periodicals

Heaviside, George Coulson. An F.R.S. from Morley. History and family names of John Heaviside born 1607, and Ann nee Porter, his wife married 11 November 1643. Descendants move about Billingham, Stockton on Tees, Wolviston, Marylebone, London. with some in USA, Canada, and Australia. Surnames, Story, Wilson, Moore, Laws, Taylor, Winlow, Smith and West, dated 1607-1955. Article in Northumberland & Durham Family History Society Journal. vol. 35,no.1.page 21-24. Family History Library Reference, 942.8 B2jo v.35 no.1 (spring 2010

Poor Law Unions

Stockton Poor Law Union, Durham Middlesbrough Poor Law Union, Yorkshire from 1876

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Yorkshire 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.



  1. Samuel A. Lewis,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 301-306. Date accessed: 23 October 2013.
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 28 October 2014.
  3. 'Yorkshire Parish Records - Parish List,' findmypast, accessed 2 October 2014.