Eppleton, Durham Genealogy

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Eppleton, Durham
Type Ecclesiastical Parish (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Easington
County Durham, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Houghton le Spring
Registration District Houghton le Spring
Records begin
Parish registers: 1887
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Houghton le Spring
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]

EPPLETON, LITTLE, a township, in the parish and union of Houghton-le-Spring, N. division of Easington ward and of the county of Durham, 6¼ miles (E. N. E.) from Durham. [1]

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]

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 Houghton-le-Spring are also available at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL:-

  • Chilton Moor 1876-1987 (EP/CM).
  •  Hetton-le-Hole (see below)
  •  Eppleton 1887-1990 (EP/Ep).
  •  Hetton Downs
  •  Lyons (or Easington Lane) 1869-1973 (EP/EL.SM)
  •  Newbottle 1842-1976 (EP/Ne).
  •  West Herrington 1841-1847 (EP/Ho).
Non Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

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.


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]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 11 December 2013.

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