Stockton upon Tees Holy Trinity, Durham Genealogy

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

STOCKTON-UPONTEES (St. Thomas), an incorporated market-town, an inland port, a parish, and the head of a union, in the S. W. division of Stockton ward, S. division of the county of Durham; containing, with the townships of Preston and East Hartburn, 10,071 inhabitants, of whom 9825 are in the town, 20 miles (S. S. E.) from Durham, and 244 (N. by W.) from London.The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, to which a district containing a population of 4000 persons has been assigned, occupies a site given by Bishop Van Mildert.n of a grant of £600 from the Incorporated Society. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £300; patron, the Bishop. There are places of worship for Particular Baptists, the Society of Friends, Independents, Primitive Methodists, Unitarians, Wesleyans, and Roman Catholics.[1]

Additional information:

Originally Holy Trinity Stockton on Tees was created as a chapel of ease within the parish of Stockton upon Tees St Thomas in 1837. Later, the chapels of Stockton St James in 1868 and Stockton St John the Baptist in 1872 were added within the town.

Stockton was formerly a chapelry, in the parish of Norton (which also see), from which it was separated by an act of parliament obtained in 1713. The ancient chapel, supposed to have been erected about the year 1237, was taken down, and the present church was completed in 1712.

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.

Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections Reference number: DDR/EA/PBT/2/243 Date: July 1838-1852  Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at FamilySearch Historical Records. Engineering work will be undertaken in future to improve access to the Parish Register transcripts. These at present are found under Stockton upon Tees for the year range 1838-1852.

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.

Stockton, Holy Trinity

The registers for the period 1838-1982 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Sto.HT).


Stockton, St James

The registers for the period 1868-1959 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Sto.Ja).

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]

Stockton Poor Law Union, Durham Genealogy

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.

Web sites[edit | edit source]

Reference[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., [ http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51305#s10 A Topographical Dictionary of England], (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 10 December 2013.

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