Wingate Grange, Durham Genealogy

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Parish History

Wingate Grange Holy Trinity was created in 1842 from  Castle Eden, Durham St. James;  Kelloe, Durham St. Helen Ancient parishes.

Parts of this parish became part of these parishes: Deaf Hill-cum-Langdale St. Paul (1874); Hutton Henry St. Francis (c. 1925)

WINGATE-GRANGE, atownship andecclesiastical district, in the union of Easington, S. division of Easington ward, N. division of the county of Durham, 1 mile (W. by S.) from Castle-Eden, and 6½ miles (E. S. E.) from Durham; the township containing 2625 inhabitants. There are places of worship for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists.[1]


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

  • Cassop cum Quarrington 1868-1986 (EP/CQ).
  •  Coxhoe 1868-1982 (EP/Cox).
  •  Thornley 1843-1989 (EP/Tho).
  •  Wheatley Hill 1912-1995 (EP/WH).
  •  Wingate Grange 1841-1989 (EP/WGr).

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

Easington 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. 613-618.

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