Seaham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Durham.

Other places in the parish include: Seaton and Slingley, Seaton with Slingley, Seaton with Slingsby, Seaham Colliery, and New Seaham.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1709
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1769

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

Seaham

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SEAHAM, a township and a parish in Easington district, Durham. The township lies on the coast, and on the Sunderland and Seaham railway, 1 mile N of Seaham-Harbour, and 5 S by E of Sunderland; gives the title of Viscount to Earl Vane; contained an ancient village of its own name, now extinct; contains now the village of Seaham-Colliery; and comprises 1, 498 acres of land, and 208 of water. Real property, £6, 363; of which £2,040 are in mines, and £1,050 in railway s. Pop. in 1851, 729; in 1861, 2, 591. Houses, 437. The increase of pop. arose from the opening of collieries, and from increase of trade in connexion with Seaham-Harbour. The parish contains also the township of Seaton and Slingley, and comprises 3,079 acres. Post-town, Sunderland. Pop. in 1851, 929; in 1861, 2, 827. Houses, 480. The manor belonged to the Bowes; passed to the Collingwoods and the Milbankes; and, with S. Hall, belongs now to Earl Vane. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £380. Patron, Earl Vane. The church is chiefly early English, and was the marriage-place of Lord Byron. The p. curacy of New Seaham is a separate benefice.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Seaham Colliery

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SEAHAM-COLLIERY, a village in Seaham parish, Durham; adjacent to the Sunderland and Seaham railway, 5 miles S of Sunderland. It takes its name from extensive coal-mines; is inhabited almost entirely by colliers and their families, forming a pop. of about 1, 500; has a station on the Seaham railway, and connexion with other railway s; and contains the church of New Seaham, a colliery school, and a reading-room.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

New Seaham

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SEAHAM (New), a chapelry in Seaham parish, Durham; containing Seaham-Colliery village and r. station, 5 miles S of Sunderland. It was constituted in 1861; and it has a post-office under Sunderland. Pop., 2, 489. Houses, 480. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £385. Patron, Earl Vane. The church was built in 1861.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

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England, Durham, Seaham – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Monumental inscriptions, Seaham, Durham, England : abt. 1800-1950

England, Durham, Seaham – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Seaham, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Durham, Seaham – Census – Indexes ( 1 )
Seaham – the census revealed, volume 2, Greater Seaham, 1841-1891, inclusive : includes commentary, full census returns and full surname index, 1841-1891 inclusive, as well as many previously unpublished photographs & prints of early Seaham Harbour and district
Author: Whitehead, Tony; Turns, George

England, Durham, Seaham – Church records ( 5 )
Baptisms of Christ Church–New Seaham, 1857 to 1967
Author: Scrafton, D.; Scrafton, A.; Church of England. Chapelry of New Seaham (Durham)

England, Durham, Seaham, bishop’s transcripts, 1769-1850
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Seaham (Durham); Durham University Library

Parish register transcripts of Sunderland and various other parishes in Durham and Northumberland, 1719-1879
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sunderland (Durham); Mailing Rigg Chapel (Sunderland : United Presbyterian Church); St. George’s Chapel (Sunderland, Durham : Presbyterian); Church of England. Castle Eden (Durham); Church of England. St. Nicholas’ Church (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland)

Parish register transcripts, 1799-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Seaham (Durham); Wood, H. M.

The registers of Seaham in the county of Durham : baptisms 1646-1812, marriages 1652-1812, burials 1653-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Seaham (Durham); Wood, Herbert Maxwell; Peacock, Reginald

England, Durham, Seaham – Church records – Indexes ( 4 )
Computer printout of Seaham, Durham, Eng

Index of marriages at Christ Church–New Seaham, August 1861 to June 1970
Author: Scrafton, D.; Scrafton, A.

Marriage index for Washington, Usworth, Seaham, Easington, Dalton-le- Dale and Kelloe, 1570-1841
Author: Rounce, W. E.

The registers of Seaham, in the county of Durham
Author: Wood, Herbert Maxwell; Church of England. Parish Church of Seaham (Durham)

England, Durham, Seaham – Land and property ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Seaham, 1787-1832
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

England, Durham, Seaham – Maps ( 2 )
AZ street atlas, Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland, Durham : Gateshead, North & South Shields, Tynemouth, Chester-le-Street, Peterlee, Seaham, Stanley, Wallsend, Washington, Whitley Bay
Author: Geographers’ A-Z Map Company

A-Z Newcastle upon Tyne : Sunderland, Durham : Gateshead, South Shields, Tynemouth, Washington, Bedlington, Blyth, Chester-le-Street, Cramlington, Peterlee, Ponteland, Seaham, North Shields, Stanley, Whitley Bay
Author: Geographers’ A-Z Map Company

England, Durham, Seaham – Schools ( 2 )
Boys and girls’ department admission registers, 1910-1926
Author: Harbour St. John’s C. E. School (Seaham, Durham)

Mixed department admission register, 1910-1926
Author: Seaham Parochial School (Seaham, Durham)

England, Durham, Seaham – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Seaham, 1787-1832
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

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Administration

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

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