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Blackhill Our Blessed Lady Roman Catholic Parish

Reference: RC/Bl

Catalogue Title: Blackhill Our Blessed Lady Roman Catholic Parish

Area: Catalogue

Category: Non-Conformist Church Records

Description: 

Covering Dates: 1857-1993

Access: Under Data Protection legislation some of these records are closed for 100 years. Apply to County Archivist for access.

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Catalogue Contents

Registration (Ref: RC/Bl 1/1-13)Registers of baptisms (Ref: RC/Bl 1/1-5)

Register of baptisms, 26 July 1857 - 26 April 1863
Document format of RC/Bl 1/1


Register of baptisms, 26 April 1863 - 2 December 1877
Document format of RC/Bl 1/2


Register of baptisms, 2 December 1877 - 17 October 1894
Document format of RC/Bl 1/3


Register of baptisms, 21 October 1894 - 16 December 1908
Document format of RC/Bl 1/4


Register of baptisms, 19 December 1908 - 26 December 1926 Includes: list of those confirmed on 12 November 1992, giving dates of baptism, n.d. [1922] For enclosure see: RC/Bl 1/13
Document format of RC/Bl 1/5


Index of baptism register RC/Bl 1/5, 19 December 1908 - 26 December 1926
Document format of RC/Bl 1/13

Registers of marriages (Ref: RC/Bl 1/6-7)

See notice books for banns of marriage


Register of marriages, 12 November 1858 - 9 June 1887
Document format of RC/Bl 1/6


Register of marriages, 11 June 1887 - 16 October 1913
Document format of RC/Bl 1/7

Registers of deaths (Ref: RC/Bl 1/8-12)

Register of deaths, 12 September 1857 - 24 November 1870
Document format of RC/Bl 1/8


Register of deaths, 26 November 1870 - 14 April 1896
Document format of RC/Bl 1/9


Register of deaths, 19 April 1896 - 29 May 1922
Document format of RC/Bl 1/10


Register of deaths, 15 June 1922 - 29 December 1959
Document format of RC/Bl 1/11


Register of deaths, December 1959 - 21 January 1984
Document format of RC/Bl 1/12

Clergy (Ref: RC/Bl 2/)Registers of confirmations (Ref: RC/Bl 2/1)

Register of confirmations, 30 September 1859 - 4 June 1898
Document format of RC/Bl 2/1

Mass Intention Books (Ref: RC/Bl 2/2-4)

Mass Intention book, 17 March 1928 - 3 October 1946
Document format of RC/Bl 2/2


Mass Intention book, March 1973 - December 1978
Document format of RC/Bl 2/3


Mass Intention book, 1 January 1981 - 20 June 1993
Document format of RC/Bl 2/4

Notice books (Ref: RC/Bl 2/5-68)

Church notice book, including banns, 3 January 1892, 15 April 1906 - 15 March 1908
Document format of RC/Bl 2/5


Church notice book, including banns, 26 January 1899 - 24 November 1901
Document format of RC/Bl 2/6


Church notice book, including banns, 1 December 1901 - 8 April 1906
Document format of RC/Bl 2/7


Church notice book, including banns, 22 March 1908 - 27 November 1910 For enclosure see: RC/Bl 2/80
Document format of RC/Bl 2/8


Church notice book, including banns, 4 December 1910 - 6 June 1915
Document format of RC/Bl 2/9


Church notice book, including banns, 13 June 1915 - 23 December 1917
Document format of RC/Bl 2/10


Church notice book, including banns, 30 December 1917 - 14 September 1919
Document format of RC/Bl 2/11


Church notice book, including banns, 18 April 1922 - 13 April 1924
Document format of RC/Bl 2/12


Church notice book, including banns, 20 April 1924 - 11 April 1926
Document format of RC/Bl 2/13


Church notice book, including banns, 18 April 1926 - 26 December 1926
Document format of RC/Bl 2/14


Church notice book, including banns, 2 January 1927 - 25 december 1927
Document format of RC/Bl 2/15


Church notice book, including banns, 1 January 1928 - 30 December 1928
Document format of RC/Bl 2/16


Church notice book, including banns, 6 January 1929 - 29 December 1929
Document format of RC/Bl 2/17


Church notice book, including banns, 5 January 1930 - 28 December 1930
Document format of RC/Bl 2/18


Church notice book, including banns, 4 January 1931 - 27 December 1931
Document format of RC/Bl 2/19


Church notice book, including banns, 3 January 1932 - 25 December 1932
Document format of RC/Bl 2/20


Church notice book, including banns, 1 January 1933 - 31 December 1933
Document format of RC/Bl 2/21


Church notice book, including banns, 7 January 1934 - 30 December 1934
Document format of RC/Bl 2/22


Church notice book, including banns, 6 January 1935 - 29 December 1935
Document format of RC/Bl 2/23


Church notice book, including banns, 5 January 1936 - 27 December 1936
Document format of RC/Bl 2/24


Church notice book, including banns, 3 January 1937 - 26 December 1937
Document format of RC/Bl 2/25


Church notice book, including banns, 2 January 1938 - 25 December 1938
Document format of RC/Bl 2/26


Church notice book, including banns, 1 January 1939 - 31 December 1939
Document format of RC/Bl 2/27


Church notice book, including banns, 7 January 1940 - 29 December 1940
Document format of RC/Bl 2/28


Church notice book, including banns, 5 January 1941 - 28 December 1941
Document format of RC/Bl 2/29


Church notice book, including banns, 4 January 1942 - 27 December 1942
Document format of RC/Bl 2/30


Church notice book, including banns, 3 January 1943 - 26 December 1943
Document format of RC/Bl 2/31


Church notice book, including banns, 2 January 1944 - 31 December 1944
Document format of RC/Bl 2/32


Church notice book, including banns, 7 January 1945 - 30 December 1945, 2 February 1947 - 9 February 1947
Document format of RC/Bl 2/33


Church notice book, including banns, 6 January 1946 - 26 January 1947
Document format of RC/Bl 2/34


Church notice book, including banns, 16 February [1947] - 21 December [1947]
Document format of RC/Bl 2/35


Church notice book, including banns, 4 January 1948 - 26 December 1948
Document format of RC/Bl 2/36


Church notice book, including banns, 2 January 1949 - 25 December 1949
Document format of RC/Bl 2/37


Church notice book, including banns, 1 January 1950 - 31 December 1950
Document format of RC/Bl 2/38


Church notice book, including banns, 7 January 1951 - 30 December 1951
Document format of RC/Bl 2/39


Church notice book, including banns, 6 January 1952 - 28 December 1952
Document format of RC/Bl 2/40


Church notice book, including banns, 4 January 1953 - 27 December 1953
Document format of RC/Bl 2/41


Church notice book, including banns, 3 January 1954 - 26 December 1954
Document format of RC/Bl 2/42


Church notice book, including banns, 2 January 1955 - 25 December 1955
Document format of RC/Bl 2/43


Church notice book, including banns, 1 January 1956 - 23 December 1956
Document format of RC/Bl 2/44


Church notice book, including banns, 6 January 1957 - 29 December 1957
Document format of RC/Bl 2/45


Church notice book, including banns, 5 January 1958 - 9 November 1958
Document format of RC/Bl 2/46


Church notice book, including banns, 30 November 1958 - 22 November 1959
Document format of RC/Bl 2/47


Church notice book, including banns, 27 December 1959 - 18 December 1960
Document format of RC/Bl 2/48


Church notice book, including banns, 1 January 1961 - 24 December 1961
Document format of RC/Bl 2/49


Church notice book, including banns, 11 March [1962] - 30 December [1962]
Document format of RC/Bl 2/50


Church notice book, including banns, 6 January 1963 - 29 December 1963
Document format of RC/Bl 2/51


Church notice book, including banns, 5 January [1964] - 27 December [1964]
Document format of RC/Bl 2/52


Church notice book, including banns, 3 January 1965 - 26 December 1965
Document format of RC/Bl 2/53


Church notice book, including banns, 2 January 1966 - 25 December 1966
Document format of RC/Bl 2/54


Church notice book, including banns, 1 January 1967 - 24 December 1967
Document format of RC/Bl 2/55


Church notice book, including banns, 31 December 1967 - 22 December 1968
Document format of RC/Bl 2/56


Church notice book, including banns, 5 January 1969 - 28 December 1969
Document format of RC/Bl 2/57


Church notice book, including banns, 4 January 1970 - 27 December 1970
Document format of RC/Bl 2/58


Church notice book, including banns, 17 January 1971 - 26 December 1971
Document format of RC/Bl 2/59


Church notice book, including banns, 2 January 1972 - 31 December 1972
Document format of RC/Bl 2/60


Church notice book, including banns, 7 January 1973 - 5 January 1974
Document format of RC/Bl 2/61


Church notice book, including banns, 12 January [1975] - 28 December [1975]
Document format of RC/Bl 2/62


Church notice book, including banns, 4 January 1976 - 1 January 1978
Document format of RC/Bl 2/63


Church notice book, including banns, 22 January 1978 - 7 January 1979
Document format of RC/Bl 2/64


Church notice book, including banns, 14 January 1979 - 13 January 1980
Document format of RC/Bl 2/65


Church notice book, including banns, 20 January 1980 - 27 December 1980
Document format of RC/Bl 2/66


Church notice book, including banns, 3 January 1982 - 1 January 1984
Document format of RC/Bl 2/67


Church notice book, including banns, 8 January 1984 - 17 November 1985
Document format of RC/Bl 2/68


Church notice book, including banns, 24 September 1919 - 2 July 1921
Document format of RC/Bl 2/81

Prenuptial enquiries (Ref: RC/Bl 2/69-79)

Prenuptial enquiry forms (completed) [c.1940-1945]
Document format of RC/Bl 2/69


Prenuptial enquiries (completed), 1948-1951 For enclosures see: RC/Bl 2/71-73
Document format of RC/Bl 2/70


Dispensation from three proclamations of banns, 1950
Document format of RC/Bl 2/71


Mixed marriage dispensations, 1950-1951
Document format of RC/Bl 2/72


Correspondence, dispensations and testimonial letters relating to a particular marriage, 11 April 1950 - 26 July 1951
Document format of RC/Bl 2/73


Prenuptial enquiry forms (completed), 1951 - 1954 For enclosures see: RC/Bl 2/75-77
Document format of RC/Bl 2/74


Dispensation from three proclamations of banns, 1954
Document format of RC/Bl 2/75


Mixed marriage dispensations, 1951-1954
Document format of RC/Bl 2/76


Faculty for the conversion of a named individual to the Catholic faith, 1953
Document format of RC/Bl 2/77


Prenuptial enquiry forms (completed), 1954-1957 For enclosures see: RC/Bl 2/78
Document format of RC/Bl 2/78


Mixed marriage dispensations, 1957
Document format of RC/Bl 2/79

Miscellaneous (Ref: RC/Bl 2/80)

Notice showing the 'Spritiual offering to Revd. Canon Gillow from the Children of St. Mary's', n.d.
Document format of RC/Bl 2/80

Parish Accounts (Ref: RC/Bl 4/1-2)

Parish day book, 1944-1966
Document format of RC/Bl 4/1


Fragment of accounts of weekly income from bench rents [St Mary's, Blackhill], 27 August 1871 - 22 March 1874
Document format of RC/Bl 4/2

Schools and Education (Ref: RC/Bl 9/)St Mary's Roman Catholic School, Blackhill (Ref: RC/Bl 9/1-6)

According to Whellan's Directory, 1894, St Mary's Mixed Catholic School was erected in 1859 in Durham Road and West Row, Blackhill, but notes made by Canon Henry Gillow suggest that it may have been either re-founded, by the Sisters of Mercy of the Charity of St Paul, or reorganised, on 8 March 1866 with the priest of the church at St Mary's, Blackhill chairing the school managers. The school was placed under the Government inspection scheme on 1 May 1866.


Notes made by Canon Henry Gillow concerning the early history of St Mary's school, n.d. [c1870]
Document format of RC/Bl 9/1


Plan and elevation of a Roman Catholic school on the corner of Durham Street and West Row, [Blackhill] by Edward J. Kay, architect, 100 High Street, Stockton-on-Tees, February 1911
Document format of RC/Bl 9/2


Formal notice under the Education Act, 1902, that the managers of Blackhill Roman Catholic Schools propose to enlarge the school, 17 February 1911
Document format of RC/Bl 9/3


Specification for a proposed Roman Catholic School at Blackhill, by Frank A. Coyle, architect and surveyor, Front Street, Consett, March 1913
Document format of RC/Bl 9/4


14 March 1914 1) Canon Gillow and the Managers of Blackhill Roman Catholic School, Blackhill 2) Robert Gallagher of Blackhill, builder and contractor Articles of agreement for the employment of (2) by (1) as building contractor to demolish the existing school at Blackhill and erect a new one as well as make alterations to property abutting on the school site
Document format of RC/Bl 9/5


Letters from Frank A. Coyle, architect and surveyor, Front Street, Consett to Canon Gillow, Blackhill and Canon Rooney, updating them about progress on the construction of the new senior and junior schools. 1 February - 12 July 1915
Document format of RC/Bl 9/6