Bishopwearmouth St Michael, Durham Genealogy
|Bishopwearmouth St Michael, Durham|
|Hundred||Easington; Sunderland Town|
|Poor Law Union||Sunderland|
|Registration District||Easington; Houghton le Spring; Sunderland|
|Parish registers: 1567; Separate registers exist for Hylton South beginning 1821|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1742/3; Separate records exist for Hylton South beginning 1821|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Durham Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
Bishopwearmouth or WEARMOUTH, BISHOP (St. Michael), a parish', partly in the union of Houghton-le-Spring, but chiefly in that of Sunderland, N division of Easington ward and of the county of Durham. The parish also included the district chapels or chapelries of: Bishop Wearmouth St Thomas (by 1885), Ryhope (1827), Ford or sometimes called South Hylton (1821), North Hylton (1874) and Silksworth St Matthew (1872). There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, Primitive Methodists, Methodists of the New Connexion, Wesleyans, Scottish Burghers, Presbyterians in connection with the Scottish Church, Unitarians, and the Society of Friends; also a Roman Catholic chapel, and a Jews' synagogue. 
Resources[edit | edit source]
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Bishopwearmouth St Michael parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Bishopwearmouth St Michael Online Parish Records|
|FS Marr Img||1594-1815|
|FS Catalog PRs|
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Records are also available at the Durham County Record Office.
Non Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
- 1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717 at FindMyPast ($), index and images
- Methodists of the New Connexion
- Primitive Methodists
- Particular Baptist
- Presbyterian Church in England
- Presbyterian Unitarian
- Presbyterians in connexion with the Scottish Church
- Roman Catholic
- Scottish Burghers
- Society of Friends (Quaker)
- United Presbyterian Church of Scotland
- Wesleyan Methodist
- Wesleyan Methodist Association
- Wesleyan Methodist Reform
Census Records[edit | edit source]
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.
Genealogy From Periodicals[edit | edit source]
Betts, Enid. A Sanderson Family and Its Branches. History of Stepen Sanderson born 1811, and his wife Elizabeth Aisbit and descendants. According to the IGI the Sandersons were in Houghton le Spring, from the late 1500s. Other areas the descendants were in: Eighton Banks, Gateshead, Pelaw, Bishop Wearmouth, with a branch going to USA and another branch to Australia. Surnames mention: Liddell, Fenwick, Wynn, Armstrong, Hunter, Best, Murray, Reay, Lockey, Wanless and Smith. Article dated 1560-1985, and is found in The Northumberland & Durham Family History Society Journal, vol.27, no.3, pages 92-95. Family History Library Reference 942.8 B2jo v.27.no.3.(autumn 2002)
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
Probate Records[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Websites[edit | edit source]
Bishopwearmouth St Michael on GENUKI
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 13 December 2013.
- Searching Parish Records online (Durham) - The Following Parishes are Available at TheGenealogist, ParishRegister.co.uk, accessed 23 April 2019.