Hartlepool, Durham Genealogy

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

Hartlepool, Durham
St Hilda's church, Hartlepool - geograph org uk - 979761.jpg
St Hilda's church, Hartlepool - geograph org uk - 979761
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Stockton
County Durham, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Stockton
Registration District Hartlepool
Records begin
Parish registers: 1566
Bishop's Transcripts: 1769
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Stockton
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]

HARTLEPOOL (St. Hilda), a sea-port, incorporated market-town, and parochial chapelry, in the union of Stockton, NE division of Stockton ward, S division of the county of Durham, 19 miles ESE from Durham, and 257 N by W from London. There are places of worship for Presbyterians, Primitive Methodists, Wesleyans, and Roman Catholics. [1]

In 1724 the parish of St. Hilda was created from the nearby ancient parish of Hart, Durham Genealogy. Subsequent parishes of Holy Trinity and St Barnabas were created in the town of Hartlepool.[2]

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. Here are two important website links to online indexed data for births, marriages and deaths for Hartlepool:

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

FS = FamilySearch - free
FREG = FreeREG - free
FMP = Northumberland and Durham Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
TGEN = Durham Parish Records (TheGenealogist) - ($)[3]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - ($)
FS BTs = England, Durham Diocese Bishop's Transcripts, 1639-1919 (FamilySearch) - free
FS Marr Img = England, Durham Diocese, Calendar of Marriage Bonds & Allegations, 1594-1815 (FamilySearch) - free
FS Marr = England, Durham Diocese, Marriage Bonds & Allegations, 1692-1900 (FamilySearch) - free
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[4]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
Hartlepool Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FREG 1538-1900s
1538-1900s
1538-1900s
FMP 1538-1990
1538-1989
1538-2000
TGEN 1559-1800s
1558-1800s
1559-1800s
JOIN

1754-1837


FS BTs
1639-1919
1639-1919
1639-1919
FS Marr Img


1594-1815

FS Marr

1692-1900


BOYD

1538-1850


NBI



1559-1999
IGI



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.

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
  • Baptist
  • Independent/Congregational
  • Primitive Methodist
  • Roman Catholic
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • 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. 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]

Hartlepool Town on GENUKI

Hartlepool St Hilda on GENUKI

Hartlepool St Paul on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 11 December 2013.
  2. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, (1870-72). Adapted. Date accessed: 11 December 2013.
  3. Searching Parish Records online (Durham) - The Following Parishes are Available at TheGenealogist, ParishRegister.co.uk, accessed 23 April 2019.
  4. ArcherSoftware.co.uk