Westoe, Durham Genealogy

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

WESTOE, a township, in the parish of Jarrow, union of South Shields, E. division of Chester ward, N. division of the county of Durham. [1]

Additional information:

Westoe, or sometimes known as South Westoe St. Michael and All Angels was created in 1878. The AdjacentParishes of Harton St. Peter South Shields Holy Trinity South Shields St. Aidan South Shields St. Hilda South Shields St. Mark South Shields St. Oswin South Shields St. Hilda.Parts of this parish became part of these parishes: South Shields St. Oswin (1903)


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.

Parish registers from 1878-1982 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/SW)

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.


Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

South Shields 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]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 10 December 2013.

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.