Heworth St Alban, Durham Genealogy

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Parish History

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; containing, with Bill Quay, Upper Heworth, and Windy-Nook, 7126 inhabitants. 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.[1]

Heworth St Alban was created from the parish  of Heworth St Mary in 1843.


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/2/136 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

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

Gateshead 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


  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 497-501.

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.