Ingleton, Durham Genealogy

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Parish History

INGLETON, a township, in theparish of Staindrop, union of Teesdale, S. W. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 8¼ miles (N. W. by W.) from Darlington; The first stone of a district chapel was laid by the Duke of Cleveland in 1844: thechapel is dedicated to St. John, and is in the gift of the Incumbent of theparish. A schoolroom, rebuilt in 1816, is used on Sunday as a place of worship by Primitive Methodists.[1]

Ingleton St.John the Evangelist was created as a parish in 1844 from the parish of  Staindrop, Durham  St Mary the Virgin an ancient parish. The parish includes Hilton, Wackerfield and Killerby.

IFrom: 'Ingbirchworth - Ingram', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 611-614. URL: Date accessed: 30 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.

Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections DDR/EA/PBT/ 2/150  1844-1876 Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at FamilySearch Historical Records.

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 1844-1990 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/In).

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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

Teesdale 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

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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 611-614.

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