Ebchester, Durham Genealogy

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Guide to Ebchester, Durham family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Ebchester, Durham
Ebchester St Ebba Co Durham.jpg
Ebchester St Ebba Co Durham
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Chester
County Durham, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Lanchester
Registration District Durham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1619
Bishop's Transcripts: 1766
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Chester le Street
Diocese Durham
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Durham County Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

EBCHESTER, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Lanchester, W division of Chester ward, N division of the county of Durham, 12 miles WSW from Gateshead. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. [1]

Additional information: Ebchester is a small village separated from Northumberland by the River Derwent and was a chapelry in Lanchester, Durham Genealogy ancient parish. The Church of St. Ebba is thought to be Norman although some would argue it was earlier.

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]

Ebchester parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
Ebchester Online Parish Records


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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 Parish Registers for the period 1619-1973 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Ebc).
  • Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections DDR/EA/PBT/2/90 1766-1871
  • Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at FamilySearch Historical Records. The transcripts are linked to the Medomsley Transcripts 1778-1779 and there are Medomsley transcripts at DDR/EA/PBT/2/176 which include Ebchester transcripts for 1776-1777, 1781-1782, 1783-1785, 1786-1788.
  • 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.
Non Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
  • Primitive Methodist
  • Wesleyan Methodist

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. 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[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]

Ebchester on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 10 December 2013.
  2. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes.