Darlington, Durham Genealogy

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Parish History

DARLINGTON (St. Cuthbert), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the S. E. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 18½ miles (S.) from Durham, and 236½ (N. N. W.) from London; comprising the townships of Archdeacon-Newton, Blackwell, Cockerton, and Darlington.  There are places of worship for Particular Baptists; the Society of Friends; Independents; Primitive, Association, and Wesleyan Methodists; and Roman Catholics.[1]

Darlington St Cuthbert is an ancient parish. The ancient parish of Darlington included, Archdeacon Newton, Blackwell with Oxenhall or Oxen-le-Field, Cockerton, and Darlington. From witihin the ancient parish six additional parishes were formed in the town, at various periods since 1843, when Darlington Holy Trinity, Durhamwas formed,  Darlington St John, Durham to the formation of St. Hilda's  in 1889.

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 DDR/EA/PBT/2/73 August 1762-January1872 Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at Record Search. The records at DDR/EA/PBT/2/71 are the burial transcripts of the Darlington Friends 1865-1897.

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 1590-1981 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Da.SC)

Darlington, Holy Trinity: The registers for the period 1843-1981 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Da.HT).

Darlington, St Hilda: The registers for the period 1888-1985 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Da.SH).

Darlington, St James: The registers for the period 1873-1962 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Da.Ja).

Darlington, St John: The registers for the period 1847-1987 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Da.SJ).

Darlington, St Luke: The registers for the period 1884-1978 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Da.SL).

Darlington, St Paul: The registers for the period 1872-1973 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Da.SP).

The following records for churches in the ancient parish of Darlington are also available at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL:-

  • Cockerton 1901-1962 (EP/Cok).
    * Darlington, St Columba 1950-1990 (EP/Da.SCo).
    * Darlington, St Herbert 1939-1982 (EP/DaSHe).
    * Darlington, St Matthew 1923-1983 (EPDa.SMa).
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.


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. 8-15.

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