Lanchester, Durham Genealogy
Guide to Lanchester, Durham family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Saints Church Lanchester Northumberland
|Poor Law Union||Lanchester|
|Parish registers: 1560|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1763|
|Rural Deanery||Chester le Street|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Durham Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
LANCHESTER (All Saints), a parish, and the head of a union, chiefly in the W division of Chester ward, N division, but partly in the NW division, of Darlington ward, S division of the county of Durham; several places of worship for dissenters. At Brooms is a Roman Catholic chapel. The Poor Law Union of Lanchester comprises 18 chapelries or townships,
All Saints Lanchester is an ancient parish and was very extensive including four chapelries and 15 towns. The church is Norman in origin but had sixteenth century additions. The parish included Billingside, Burnhope, Hamsteds, Billingside, Conside with Knitsley, Cornsay, East Butsfield, West Butsfield and Steely, Greencroft, Healeyfield, Holmside, Iveston, Kyo, Lanchester, Langley.
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]
Lanchester parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Lanchester 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
- Primitive Methodist
- Roman Catholic
- Society of Friends (Quaker)
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Wesleyan Methodist
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.
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]
Lanchester on GENUKI
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 11 December 2103.
- Searching Parish Records online (Durham) - The Following Parishes are Available at TheGenealogist, ParishRegister.co.uk, accessed 23 April 2019.