Edmondbyers, Durham Genealogy

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Guide to Edmondbyers, Durham family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Edmondbyers, Durham
Edmondbyers St Edmund Co Durham.jpg
Edmondbyers St Edmund Co Durham
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Chester
County Durham, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Weardale
Registration District Weardale
Records begin
Parish registers: 1717
Bishop's Transcripts: 1765
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Chester le Street
Diocese Durham
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Durham County Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

EDMUNDBYERS (St. Edmund), a parish, in the union of Weardale, W division of Chester ward, N division of the county of Durham, 5 miles WSW from Shotley-Bridge. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. [1]

Additional information: Edmundbyers is an ancient parish and the church of St Edmund is of Saxon origin and has a list of rectors from 1275.

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]

Edmundbyers parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS PRs = FamilySearch - free[2]
Edmundbyers Online Parish Records


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1705-1864 1755-1840

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.

  • 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 FamilySearch Historical Records.
  • 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.

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
  • Primitive Methodist
  • Wesleyan Methodist

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]

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.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Edmondbyers on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England,(1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 10 December 2013.
  2. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 19 January 2016.