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== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
WEARMOUTH, BISHOP (St. Michael), a '''parish''','''''partly in the union of Houghton-le-Spring, but chiefly in that of Sunderland, N. division of Easington ward and of the county of Durham. A district church was dedicated to St. Thomas. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, Primitive Methodists, Methodists of the New Connexion, Wesleyans, Scottish Burghers, Presbyterians in connexion with the Scottish Church, Unitarians, and the Society of Friends; also a Roman Catholic chapel, and a Jews' synagogue. Bishopwearmouth is an ancient'''parish''' and the church is dedicated to St Michael. Situated in the High Street it was rebuilt in 1807, but&nbsp;a church had stood on the&nbsp;site for centuries. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51383#s9 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 490-494. Date accessed: 10 July 2013.</ref>
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WEARMOUTH, BISHOP (St. Michael), a '''parish''','''''partly in the union of Houghton-le-Spring, but chiefly in that of Sunderland, N. division of Easington ward and of the county of Durham. A district church was dedicated to St. Thomas. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, Primitive Methodists, Methodists of the New Connexion, Wesleyans, Scottish Burghers, Presbyterians in connexion with the Scottish Church, Unitarians, and the Society of Friends; also a Roman Catholic chapel, and a Jews' synagogue. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51383#s9 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 490-494. Date accessed: 10 July 2013.</ref>  
  
 
In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bishop Wearmouth like this:<br>  
 
In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bishop Wearmouth like this:<br>  
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Bishopwearmouth is an ancient'''parish''' and the church is dedicated to St Michael. Situated in the High Street it was rebuilt in 1807, but&nbsp;a church had stood on the&nbsp;site for centuries.
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==

Revision as of 20:59, 10 July 2013

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Parish History

WEARMOUTH, BISHOP (St. Michael), a parish',partly in the union of Houghton-le-Spring, but chiefly in that of Sunderland, N. division of Easington ward and of the county of Durham. A district church was dedicated to St. Thomas. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, Primitive Methodists, Methodists of the New Connexion, Wesleyans, Scottish Burghers, Presbyterians in connexion with the Scottish Church, Unitarians, and the Society of Friends; also a Roman Catholic chapel, and a Jews' synagogue. [1]

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bishop Wearmouth like this:
Bishopwearmouth is an ancientparish and the church is dedicated to St Michael. Situated in the High Street it was rebuilt in 1807, but a church had stood on the site for centuries.

Resources

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

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 Reference number: DDR/EA/PBT/2/34 Date: March 1742-March 1743, March 1762-1855  Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at FamilySearch Historical Records. The images for these transcripts have not yet been loaded and await engineering.

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 1567-1901 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Biw).

FamilySearch Historical Records includes England, Durham Diocese, Marriage Bonds and Allegations (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Non Conformist Churches

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.


Poor Law Unions

Sunderland Poor Law Union, Durham

Probate records

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.

Web sites

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 490-494. Date accessed: 10 July 2013.

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