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Darlington St. William Roman Catholic Parish

Reference: RC/Da.SW

Catalogue Title: Darlington St. William Roman Catholic Parish

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Catalogue Description

Records of the Roman Catholic parish of Darlington,

SS. William and Francis de Sales, deposited on long-term loan

18 June 1996 Acc: 2381(D)

County Record Office
County Hall
DURHAM
DH1 5UL

Catalogue Contents

(Ref: RC/Da.SW 1/1-7)

REGISTRATION

The church of SS. William and Francis de Sales opened at Barton Street, Albert Hill in 1870. The earliest baptism register appears to be missing as RC/Da.SW 1/1 is labelled no. '2'.


Register of baptisms, 3 June 1877 - 4 November 1882
Document format of RC/Da.SW 1/1


Register of baptisms, 5 November 1882 - 15 October 1898
Document format of RC/Da.SW 1/2


Register of baptisms, 23 October 1898 - 28 July 1929
Document format of RC/Da.SW 1/3


Register of marriages, 6 November 1875 - 29 April 1963
Document format of RC/Da.SW 1/4


Register of deaths, [ ] April 1873 - 15 May 1929 At front: list of deaths omitted from the register, September 1874 - April 1875
Document format of RC/Da.SW 1/5


Register of deaths, 23 May 1929 - 18 September 1964
Document format of RC/Da.SW 1/6


Register of deaths, 30 September 1964 - 20 April 1984
Document format of RC/Da.SW 1/7

Catholic Records Classification Scheme (Ref: RC/Da.SW 1-15)

Registration


Clergy


Church fabric and property


Parish accounts


Parish organisations


Fraternities and sodalities (including S.V.P.)


Charities


Deanery


Schools and education


Not used 11 Not used


Not used


Not used 14 Not used


Miscellaneous

(Ref: RC/Da.SW 2/1-2)

CLERGY

Confirmations


Register of confirmations, 4 July 1875 - 7 July 1929
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/1


Register of confirmations, 6 May 1934 - 21 June 1959
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/2

Church Notices (Ref: RC/Da.SW 2/3-21)

Notice book, including banns, 15 May 1887 - 17 November 1889
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/3


Notice book, including banns, 24 November 1889 - 30 July 1893
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/4


Notice book, including banns, 27 August 1893 - 30 May 1897
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/5


Notice book, including banns, 6 June 1897 - 14 April 1901
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/6


Notice book, including banns, 21 April 1901 - 1 March 1908
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/7


Notice book, including banns, 8 March 1908 - 15 March 1914 For enclosures see RC/Da.SW 3/15
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/8


Notice book, including banns, 22 March 1914 - 22 August 1920
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/9


Notice book, including banns, 28 August 1920 - 26 December 1926
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/10


Notice book, including banns, 2 October 1932 - 28 May 1939
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/11


Notice book, including banns, 4 June 1939 - 24 December 1944
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/12


Notice book, including banns, 31 December 1944 - 20 April 1947
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/13


Notice book, including banns, 27 April 1947 - 11 February 1951
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/14


Notice book, including banns, 18 February 1951 - 1 February 1953
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/15


Notice book, including banns, 8 February 1953 - 30 December 1956
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/16


Notice book, including banns, 1 January - 8 December 1957
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/17


Church notice book, including banns, 15 December 1957 - 6 November 1960
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/18


Church notice book, including banns, 13 November 1960 - 6 October 1963
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/19


Church notices, including banns, 28 August 1966 - 3 August 1969
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/20


Church notices, 10 August 1969 - 24 September 1972
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/21

Clergy Appointments (Ref: RC/Da.SW 2/22)

Pagella of appointment of James Douglas as parish priest of SS. William and Francis de Sales, 8 September 1965, with covering letters from James, bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, 7-8 September 1965
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/22

Visiting (Ref: RC/Da.SW 2/23-24)

Sick call book, 4 January 1962 - 12 September 1965
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/23


Visiting book (Liber Status Animarum), May 1964 - c.1972 At end: list of persons invited to Old People's party, 19 August 1977
Document format of RC/Da.SW 2/24

(Ref: RC/Da.SW 3/1)

CHURCH FABRIC AND PROPERTY

Faculties


Faculties to bless and erect the new stations of the cross in the chapel at St. William's convent, 1 December 1975
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/1

Relics (Ref: RC/Da.SW 3/2-14)

Certificate of authentication of the relics of St. Catherine the Virgin in an oval silver container, 7 September 1850
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/2


Certificate of authentication of the relics of SS. Alphonsus of Liguria bp. and Philip Nerii in a round silver container, 7 September 1850
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/3


Certificate of authentication of the relics of St. Thomas Aquinas in an oval silver container, 27 June 1868
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/4


Certificate of authentication of the relics of St. Agnes the Virgin and Martyr in an oval gold container, 27 June 1868
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/5


Certificate of authentication of the relics of St. Alphonus of Liguria, bp. and St. Agnes, virgin and martyr, in an oval silver container, 12 July 1870
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/6


Certificate of authentication of the relics of St. Charles Bo[ ] bishop, and St. Philip Nerii, in an oval silver container, 12 July 1870
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/7


Certificate of authentication of the relics of St. Patricius, bishop, in an oval silver container, 5 February 1878
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/8


Certificate of authentication of the relics of St. Thomas Aquinas, enclosed in a silver cross, 30 December 1879
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/9


Certificate of authentication of the relics of St. Francis of Assisi and others in a round silver gilt container, 30 March 1906
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/10


Certificate of authentication of the relics of Pope Pius X, in a round container, 26 July 1958 For enclosure see RC/Da.SW 3/13
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/11


Certificate of authentication of the relics of Pope Pius X, in a round container, 15 July 1962 For enclosure see Rc/Da.SW 3/14
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/12


Relic of Pope Pius X, enclosed in pendant
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/13


Relic of Pope Pius X, enclosed in pendant Duplicate of RC/Da.SW 3/13
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/14

Building accounts (Ref: RC/Da.SW 3/15)

Statements of account for St. William's new church fund, December 1907 and December 1912; statement of account for new school fund, December 1910; and list of subscriptions to organ fund, 17 May 1913
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/15

Reports on church property (Ref: RC/Da.SW 3/16-19)

Report on the condition of parochial buildings, consisting of church, presbytery, church hall, meeting room and primary school, 1 July 1964 Attached: related correspondence regarding quotations for repair work, 4 February - 1 March 1965
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/16


Quinquennial report of the general condition and state of repair of the properties owned by the diocese of Hexham and Newcastle in the parish of St. William and St. Francis de Sales, Barton Street, Darlington, 9 May 1974
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/17


Property inspection and report on St. William's parish, May 1979 Attached: covering letter from W.C. Harvey, chartered quantity surveyor, 15 May 1979
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/18


Inventory of parish property, 10 June 1979
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/19

Youth Centre, Barton Street (Ref: RC/Da.SW 3/20-21)

Correspondence of Joshua Clayton and Deas, architects and surveyors, of Darlington, with Father Corboy regarding proposed extension to Youth Centre at Barton Street, and including copy correspondence with contractors, and invoices, 30 January 1950 - 17 July 1951 Includes: photograph of sample prefabricated hut, n.d.
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/20


Sections and elevation of proposed extension to youth centre at St. William's Church, Barton Street, 16 August 1950 Scale: 40 ft. to 5 inches [1 : 96]
Document format of RC/Da.SW 3/21

PARISH ACCOUNTS (Ref: RC/Da.SW 4/1-4)

Parish account book, January 1950 - December 1957 For enclosures see RC/Da.SW 4/4
Document format of RC/Da.SW 4/1


Parish account book, January 1958 - December 1961
Document format of RC/Da.SW 4/2


Parish account book, January 1962 - April 1974
Document format of RC/Da.SW 4/3


Statements of account for St. William's parish, 31 December 1954 - 31 December 1960
Document format of RC/Da.SW 4/4

PARISH ORGANISATIONS (Ref: RC/Da.SW 5/1)

Parish Council minute book, indexed (first year only), 8 January 1976 - 7 June 1980 Inserted at front: letter to Miss Ellis from W. Heseltine on behalf of H.M. the Queen, 7 October 1976
Document format of RC/Da.SW 5/1

(Ref: RC/Da.SW 9/1-7)

SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION

St. William's R.C. School, Barton Street, Albert Hill, Darlington


Admission register [infants], indexed, 1 March 1898 - 2 November 1911
Document format of RC/Da.SW 9/1


Admission register (infant department), indexed, 1 April 1912 - 23 November 1931; 26 April 1933
Document format of RC/Da.SW 9/2


Admission register (boys), indexed, 1 March 1898 - 21 April 1926
Document format of RC/Da.SW 9/3


Admission register (girls), indexed, 1 March 1898 - 27 May 1926
Document format of RC/Da.SW 9/4


Admission register (mixed department), indexed, 24 August 1926 - 8 September 1943 Includes infant admissions from 1931
Document format of RC/Da.SW 9/5


Admission register (primary department), indexed, 6 September 1943 - 30 November 1970; 12 June 1972
Document format of RC/Da.SW 9/6


Statutory admission register [primary], indexed, 11 January 1971 - 27 April 1987
Document format of RC/Da.SW 9/7

(Ref: RC/Da.SW 9/8-9)

see also statutory admission register RC/Da.SW 9/13 below

(In the period 1962 - 1964 St. William's R.C. School underwent a major building programme which involved the purchase of the Methodist chapel adjoining the school for conversion into a school hall and kitchens, and also the construction of new classrooms on the existing school site. During this period it appears that the infant school children attended St. Thomas Aquinas Infant School, Darlington. The minutes of St. William's School Managers' meeting held 21 November 1964 [RC/Da.SW 9/11] record the decision to retain children at St. Thomas Aquinas Infant School until they reached the age of 8 years, with effect from September 1965.)


Summary register of attendances (primary), week ending 8 September 1972 - 19 July 1974
Document format of RC/Da.SW 9/8


Summary register of attendances (nursery), week ending 7 September 1973 - 19 July 1974 (1 volume, card bound) /10 Punishment register (mixed department), 10 October 1904 - 25 July 1961
Document format of RC/Da.SW 9/9

St. William's R.C. School Managers (Ref: RC/Da.SW 9/11)

Managers' minute book, 20 April 1904 - 13 June 1981
Document format of RC/Da.SW 9/11

Harrowgate Hill School, Darlington (Ref: RC/Da.SW 9/12)

Bill of quantities for proposed new school at Harrowgate Hill, Darlington, for Darlington Borough Education Committee, June 1908
Document format of RC/Da.SW 9/12

St. Thomas Aquinas R.C. School, Darlington (Ref: RC/Da.SW 9/13)

Statutory admission register [infants, and nursery from September 1974], indexed, 2 September 1963 - 27 April 1987
Document format of RC/Da.SW 9/13