Witton le Wear, Durham Genealogy
Guide to Witton le Wear, Durham family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Witton le Wear, Durham|
Witton-le-Wear St Philip & St James co Durham
|Poor Law Union||Auckland|
|Parish registers: 1558|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1765|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Durham Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
WITTON-LE-WEAR (St. Philip and St. James), a parish, in the union of Auckland, NW division of Darlington ward, S division of the county of Durham, 5 miles WNW from Bishop-Auckland.
Additional information: Witton le Wear is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Durham, created in 1724 from chapelry in Auckland St Andrew, Durham Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: North Bedburn and Witton Park.
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]
Witton le Wear parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Witton le Wear 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]
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Primitive Methodist
Census records[edit | edit source]
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[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]
Witton le Wear on GENUKI
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 10 December 2013.
- Searching Parish Records online (Durham) - The Following Parishes are Available at TheGenealogist, ParishRegister.co.uk, accessed 23 April 2019.