Edmondbyers, Durham Genealogy

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

Edmundbyers is an ancient parish and the church of St Edmund is of saxon origin and has a list of rectors from 1275.

Parish Register[edit | edit source]

The Parish Registers for the period 1717-1987 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Ed).

Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections DDR/EA/PBT/2/92 1765-1849 Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at Record Search. Additional transcripts for 1872 for the Edmundbyers Friends may be found under DDR/EA/PBT/2/93 and further searches are advisable in Allendale, Alston,Edmundbyers and Haltwhistle Friends.

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.