Southwick, Durham Genealogy

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Parish History

SOUTHWICK (Holy Trinity), a districtparish, in the union of Sunderland; E. division of Chester ward, N. division of the county of Durham,There are places of worship for Primitive Methodists and Wesleyans; and a national school built in 1836.[1]


From: 'Southwick - Soyland', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 152-156. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51290 Date accessed: 24 March 2011.


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/2/234 Date: 1845-1848  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.

Parish registers for the Southwick parishes are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL

Southwick, Holy Trinity (1844-1997) EP/So T
Southwick, St. Columba (1885-1991) EP/So.SC T
Southwick, St. Cuthbert (1960-1997) EP/So.Cu

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. 152-156.

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