Auckland St Andrew, Durham Family History Guide

Auckland St Andrew is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Durham.

Other places in the parish include: Pollard’s Lands, North Bedburn, Newton Cap, Newfield, Midridge, Middridge Grange, Middridge, Middlestone, Helmington, Eldon, Coundon Grange, Bondgate in Auckland, Bishop Auckland, Binchester, Barony, Windlestone, Windleston, South Church Westerton, South Bedburn, Old Park, and Pollard’s Land.

Alternative names: St Andrew Auckland

Parish church: St Andrew

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1765

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Whitworth
  • Aycliffe
  • Auckland St Helen
  • Escomb
  • Byers Green
  • Hunwick
  • Shildon
  • Coundon
  • Auckland St Anne
  • Witton le Wear
  • Heighington
  • Merrington

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

AUCKLAND, ST. ANDREW, a parish, in the union of Auckland, partly in the S. E., but chiefly in the N. W., division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham. In the S. E. division are the townships of Byers-Green, Coundon-Grange, Eldon, Middlestone, Midridge, Midridge-Grange, Old-Park, Westerton, and Windleston; while the N. W. division includes the market-town of Bishop-Auckland, the chapelries of St. Helen Auckland and Hamsterley, and the townships of St. Andrew, West Auckland, North and South Bedburn, Barony, Binchester, Coundon, Evenwood, Hunwick with Helmington, Lynesack with Softley, Newfield, Newton-Cap, Pollard’s Lands, Shildon, and East Thickley; the whole containing 19,100 inhabitants, of whom 1367 are in the township of St. Andrew, 1 mile (S.) from Bishop-Auckland. This extensive parish comprises by computation 11,195 acres, and contains six considerable villages; it abounds with coal and limestone, and its surface is highly varied. The Stockton and Darlington railroad passes through it; and in 1837 an act was obtained for constructing the Bishop-Auckland and Weardale railway, which branches from the Stockton and Darlington at Shildon, and passes within a quarter of a mile of Bishop-Auckland, which see.

The living is a perpetual curacy, with the chapelry of St. Anne; net income, about £550, nearly half of which arises from a bequest by Bishop Barrington; patron, the Bishop of Durham; impropriators, the Landowners of the parish. The tithes attached to the living have been commuted for £46. 10.; and there is a glebe valued at £117 per annum. The church, a spacious cruciform structure, was made collegiate for the secular canons ejected by Bishop Carileph from his cathedral of Durham, in 1082; and in 1292 was endowed by Bishop Beck for a dean and nine prebendaries: three or four additional prebends were founded by Bishop Langley, in 1428. At the Dissolution, the deanery was valued at £100. 7. 2., and the prebends at £79. 16. 8.: the dean’s house and some of the prebendal houses have been converted into residences for farmers. There are distinct incumbencies at Byers-Green, Coundon, Escomb, Etherley, Hamsterley, St. Helen’s, and Shildon; also places of worship for Independents, Ranters, the Society of Friends, and others. The union comprises 33 parishes and places, and contains a population of 21,979.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Cemeteries

All Saints, New Shildon, Co. Durham : monumental inscriptions

Burial and graves registers of Etherley Cemetery (Durhamshire), 1991-1998 Author: Etherley (Durhamshire)

Burial and graves registers of Evenwood Cemetery, 1871-1998 Author: Evenwood (Durhamshire)

Burial and graves registers, Hamsterley, 1942-1998 Author: Hamsterley (Durhamshire)

Hamsterley, Co. Durham [monumental inscriptions] Author: McLee, Carol A.; Cleveland Family History Society

Monumental inscriptions in Eldon Churchyard, Co. Durham Author: Nicholson, G.; Tankerville, R.; Northumberland & Durham Family History Society

St. Andrew Auckland, South Church, Co. Durham, monumental inscriptions Author: Cleveland, North Yorkshire and South Durham Family History Society

St. John, Lynesack & Softley, Co. Durham, monumental inscriptions Author: McLee, Carol A.; Cleveland, North Yorkshire and South Durham Family History Society

St. John, Shildon, Co. Durham : monumental inscriptions Author: Cleveland, North Yorkshire and South Durham Family History Society

Census

Census returns for St. Andrew-Auckland, 1841-1891

1851 census for Auckland St. Andrew (Co. Durham) : census no. HO 107, piece ref. no. 2385 Author: Cleveland Family History Society

Newfield census index, 1851-1881

Church Records

Baptisms, 1858-1909 Author: Primitive Methodist Church. West Auckland/ St. Helens-Auckland Circuit (Durhamshire)

Baptisms, 1859-1900 Author: Primitive Methodist Church. Bishop-Auckland Circuit (Durham)

Baptisms, 1861-1901 Author: New Connexion Methodist Chapel (Coundon, Durhamshire)

Baptisms, 1862-1900 Author: Hunwick Lane Ends Chapel (Hunwick, Durhamshire : New Connexion Methodist)

[Durham parish registers] Author: Norman, Bertram William Tuff, 1880-1959

England, Durham, Auckland-St. Andrew, bishop’s transcripts, 1765-1851 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Auckland-St. Andrew (Durham); Church of England. Chapelry of Escomb (Durham); Durham University Library

England, Durham, Auckland-St. Helen, bishop’s transcripts, 1762-1854 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of St. Helen-Auckland (Durham); Durham University Library

England, Durham, Byers-Green, bishop’s transcripts, 1845-1846 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Byers-Green (Durham); Durham University Library

England, Durham, Escomb, bishop’s transcripts, 1765-1849 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Escomb (Durham); Durham University Library

England, Durham, Etherley, bishop’s transcripts, 1834-1862 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Etherley (Durham); Durham University Library

England, Durham, Hamsterley, bishop’s transcripts, 1765-1856 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Hamsterley (Durham); Durham University Library

Parish chest material, 1650-1914 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Auckland-St. Andrew (Durham)

Parish chest material, 1776-1860 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of St. Helen-Auckland (Durham)

Parish register transcripts for Auckland St. Andrew, 1558-1663 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Auckland St. Andrew (Durhamshire)

Parish register transcripts for the chapelry of Escomb, 1543-1812 Author: Wood, Herbert Maxwell; Church of England. Chapelry of Escomb (Durham)

Parish register transcripts, 1581-1812 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Hamsterley (Durham)

Parish register transcripts, 1653-1812 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of St. Helen-Auckland (Durham)

Parish registers for Auckland-St. Andrews, 1558-1875 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Auckland-St. Andrew (Durham)

Parish registers for Eldon, 1877-1902 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Eldon (Durham)

Parish registers for Escomb, 1543-1952 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Escomb (Durham)

Parish registers for Etherley, 1834-1903 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Etherley (Durham)

Parish registers for Lynesack and Softly, 1848-1911 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Lynesack and Softly (Durham)

Parish registers for Shildon, 1834-1905 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Shildon (Durham)

Parish registers for St. Anne’s Chapel, 1855-1905 Author: Church of England. St. Anne’s Chapel (Auckland-St. Andrew, Durham)

Parish registers for St. Helen-Auckland, 1593-1928 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of St. Helen-Auckland (Durham)

Parish registers for St. Luke’s Church, Auckland-St. Andrew, 1882-1921 Author: Church of England. St. Luke’s Church (Auckland-St. Andrew, Durham)

Parish registers for St. Phillip’s Church, Auckland-St. Andrew, 1881-1952 Author: Church of England. St. Phillip’s Church (Auckland-St. Andrew, Durham)

A transcript of Saint Helen’s Auckland parish register, book 1, 1593 to 1635 Author: Forster, J. K.; Church of England. Chapelry of St. Helen-Auckland (Durham)

Church records - Indexes

Auckland, St. Andrew burial index, 1721-1747 : (register indexed: EP/Au.SA 1/3) Author: Errington, R.; Boys, D. J.

Auckland, St. Helen, marriage index, 1837-1902 Author: Calland, L., Mrs.; Church of England. Chapelry of St. Helen-Auckland (Durham)

Byers Green, St. Peter, baptisms, marriages & burials, 1862-1871 Author: Bell, George; Yellowley, Carol; Bowes, I., Mrs.; Original Indexes; Church of England. Chapelry of Byers-Green (Durham)

Byers Green, St. Peter, marriage index, 1845-1890 Author: Bowes, I., Mrs.; Church of England. Chapelry of Byers-Green (Durham)

Computer printout of Auckland St. Andrew, Durham, Eng

Computer printout of Auckland St. Helen, Durham, Eng

Computer printout of Escomb, Durham, Eng Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department; Church of England. Chapelry of Escomb (Durham)

Computer printout of Hamsterley by Bishop Auckland, Durham, Eng Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Hamsterley (Durham); Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Eldon, index to burials 1883-1902 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Eldon (Durham)

Escomb, St. John transdex of burials, 1543-1812 : volume 1, 1543-1741 : volume 2, 1741-1812 Author: Jewitt, Cyril; Church of England. Chapelry of Escomb (Durham)

Hamsterley, St. James, marriage index, 1837-1957 Author: Perkins, J.; Church of England. Chapelry of Hamsterley (Durham)

Lynesack & Softley, baptisms, marriages & burials 1848-1901 Author: Yellowley, Carol; Church of England. Chapelry of Lynesack and Softly (Durham)

Marriage index, Bishop Middleham, 1559-1837; Hamsterley, 1580-1837; Middleton-in-Teesdale, 1621-1837 Author: Rounce, W. E.; Church of England. Parish Church of Bishop-Middleham (Durham); Church of England. Chapelry of Hamsterley (Durham); Church of England. Parish Church of Middleton-in-Teesdale (Durham)

Marriages, St. Helen-Auckland, 1593-1837; Aycliffe, 1560-1837 Author: Rounce, W. E.; Church of England. Chapelry of St. Helen-Auckland (Durham); Church of England. Parish Church of Aycliffe (Durham)

History

The history of the parishes of Hamsterley, and Lynesack and Softley in the county palatine of Durham Author: Surtees, H. Conyers (Herbert Conyers), 1858-

Land and property

Land tax assessments for the township of Auckland-St. Andrew, 1787-1827 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

Manors - Court records

Court rolls, 1672-1751 Author: Manor of Hamsterley. Court (Durhamshire); Manor of Witton-le-Wear. Court (Durhamshire)

Taxation

The Hearth Tax Assessments for Aucklandshire and Upper Weardale, Lady Day 1666 Author: Howe, J. C.

Land tax assessments for the township of Auckland-St. Andrew, 1787-1827 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

Administration

  • County: Durham
  • Civil Registration District: Auckland
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Durham
  • Rural Deanery: Darlington
  • Poor Law Union: Auckland
  • Hundred: Darlington Ward
  • Province: York