Trimdon, Durham Genealogy

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Parish History

TRIMDON (St. Mary Magdalene), aparish, in the union of Sedgefield, S. division of Easington ward, N. division of the county of Durham, 9 miles (S. E.) from Durham.[1]

Trimdon St Mary was created in 1755 from chapelry in Kelloe Ancient Parish. With the development of the colliery village of Trimdon a second church was established  in 1874:

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/2/253 Date: 1783-1856  Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at Family Search 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 1720-1987 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Tr).

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

  • Deaf Hill cum Langdale 1884-1987 (EP/DH).
  • Trimdon Grange 1918-1989 (EP/TrG).

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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

Sedgefield 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. 392-395. www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx

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