Hurworth, Durham Genealogy

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Parish History

HURWORTH (All Saints), aparish, in the union of Darlington, S. W. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham;There are places of worship for Primitive Methodists and Wesleyans.[1]

Hurworth on Tees is an ancient parish on the River Tees with nearby Neasham. All Saints church was restored in 1871 to retain many of the Norman features.

From: 'Hurley - Hutton-Bonville', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 591-594. URL: Date accessed: 21 March 2011.


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.

The Parish Registers for the period 1559-1986 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Hur)

Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections DDR/EA/PBT/146/2 1787-1885 Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at FamilySearch Historical Records. The current mis-spelling of the parish is awaiting re-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.  

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

Darlington 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. 591-594.

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