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Brooms Our Lady Roman Catholic Parish

Reference: RC/Brm

Catalogue Title: Brooms Our Lady Roman Catholic Parish

Area: Catalogue

Category: Non-Conformist Church Records

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Covering Dates: 1745-1991

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RC/Brm Brooms Our Lady Roman Catholic Parish (Ref: RC/Brm)Registration (Ref: RC/Brm 1/)Registers of baptisms (Ref: RC/Brm 1/1-9)

Partial copy of Pontop baptism register, 8 November 1778 - 4 July 1806 Includes: list of those confirmed, 14 September 1788 list of priests serving the parish, 1778 - 1806 recipe for remedy for typhus and yellow fever, n.d. At end: list of baptisms carried out by J. Bell at Kippax, West Yorkshire, 1834 - 1836
Document format of RC/Brm 1/1


Register of baptisms, 1 August 1841 - 2 March 1851
Document format of RC/Brm 1/2


Register of baptisms, 2 March 1851 - 30 December 1855
Document format of RC/Brm 1/3


Register of baptisms, including index, 1 January 1856 - 30 November 1861
Document format of RC/Brm 1/4


Register of baptisms, 10 December 1861 - 5 May 1878
Document format of RC/Brm 1/5


Register of baptisms, 12 May 1878 - 4 August 1897
Document format of RC/Brm 1/6


Register of baptisms, 8 August 1897 - 6 May 1908
Document format of RC/Brm 1/7


Register of baptisms, 10 May 1908 - 23 July 1922
Document format of RC/Brm 1/8


Register of baptisms, 6 August 1922 - 17 January 1934
Document format of RC/Brm 1/9

Registers of marriages (Ref: RC/Brm 1/10-14)

See church notice books for details of banns of marriage


Register of marriages, 18 April 1842 - 3 December 1855
Document format of RC/Brm 1/10


Register of marriages, 7 January 1856 - 7 April 1894
Document format of RC/Brm 1/11


Register of marriages, 7 April 1894 - 16 July 1914
Document format of RC/Brm 1/12


Register of marriages, 30 June 1914 - 7 January 1933
Document format of RC/Brm 1/13


Register of marriages, 3 June 1933 - 30 October 1953
Document format of RC/Brm 1/14

Registers of deaths (Ref: RC/Brm 1/15-19)

Register of deaths, 3 January 1856 - 5 October 1877
Document format of RC/Brm 1/15


Register of deaths, 25 November 1877 - 2 April 1908
Document format of RC/Brm 1/16


Register of deaths, 5 April 1908 - 21 September 1926
Document format of RC/Brm 1/17


Register of deaths, 29 September 1926 - 24 March 1945
Document format of RC/Brm 1/18


Register of deaths, 6 April 1945 - 18 May 1983
Document format of RC/Brm 1/19

Indexes (Ref: RC/Brm 1/20-22)

Index of baptism registers [RC/Brm 1/2-8], 1841 - 1922
Document format of RC/Brm 1 /20


Index of baptisms [incomplete], 1841 - 1924
Document format of RC/Brm 1/21


Index of marriage registers [RC/Brm 1/10-12], 1842 - 1914
Document format of RC/Brm 1/22

Certificates and notes (Ref: RC/Brm 1/23-24)

Notes relating to deaths and marriages among the congregation of Brooms, 8 January 1828 - 1842
Document format of RC/Brm 1/23


Retrospective certification by Rev. Car. Hoghton of the baptism of Joanna Bell, born on 5 September 1767 and baptised on the same day at the house of her g odparents by Rev. Thomas Maynel, 9 June 1794
Document format of RC/Brm 1/24

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

Register of confirmations, 8 September 1859
Document format of RC/Brm 2/1

Mass intention books (Ref: RC/Brm 2/2)

Mass Intention book, 1 June 1972 - 16 April 1982
Document format of RC/Brm 2/2

Church notice books (Ref: RC/Brm 2/3-18)

Church notice book, including banns and school attendance figures, 21 May 1893 - 29 December 1895
Document format of RC/Brm 2/3


Church notice book, including banns and school attendance figures, 5 January 1896 - 26 December 1897 Includes: statistical summary of parish, 1895 - 1897
Document format of RC/Brm 2/4


Church notice book, including banns, 2 January 1898 - 1 January 1899 Includes: statistical summary of parish, 1898
Document format of RC/Brm 2/5


Church notice book, including banns, 8 January 1899 - 13 December 1903 For enclosure: see RC/Brm 15/13
Document format of RC/Brm 2/6


Church notice, 3 January 1904
Document format of RC/Brm 2/7


Church noticebook, including banns, 10 January 1904 - 27 December 1908 Includes: statistical summary of parish, 1908 For enclosures: see RC/Brm 15/14
Document format of RC/Brm 2/8


Church notice book, including banns, 2 November 1913 - 29 September 1918 For enclosure: see RC/Brm 15/15
Document format of RC/Brm 2/9


Church notice book, including banns, 21 May 1933 - 13 May 1934
Document format of RC/Brm 2/10


Church notice book, including banns, 16 June 1935 - 5 July 1936
Document format of RC/Brm 2/11


Church notice book, 19 July 1936 - 1 August 1937
Document format of RC/Brm 2/12


Church notice book, including banns, 15 August 1937 - 2 November 1941
Document format of RC/Brm 2/13


Church notice book, including banns, 28 January 1945 - 17 February 1946
Document format of RC/Brm 2/14


Church notice book, including banns, 24 February 1946 - 3 December 1950
Document format of RC/Brm 2/15


Church notice book, including banns, 30 December 1956 - 31 December 1961
Document format of RC/Brm 2/16


Church notice book, including banns, 1 January 1967 - 30 November 1969
Document format of RC/Brm 2/17


Number not used

Pre-nuptial enquiries (Ref: RC/Brm 2/19-22)

Pre-nuptial enquiry forms (completed), 1948 - 1950
Document format of RC/Brm 2/19


Pre-nuptial enquiry forms (completed), 1950 - 1953
Document format of RC/Brm 2/20


Pre-nuptial enquiry forms (completed), 1969 - 1971
Document format of RC/Brm 2/21


Pre-nuptial enquiry forms (completed), 1972 - 1974
Document format of RC/Brm 2/22

Registration of church and clergy (Ref: RC/Brm 2/23)

Order issued by the Court of Quarter Sessions at Durham for the recording of William Fletcher of Brooms as minister of the Roman Catholic Chapel at Brooms, 26 June 1837
Document format of RC/Brm 2/23

New parishes and parish boundaries (Ref: RC/Brm 2/24-27)

Order issued by the Court of Quarter Sessions at Durham for the recording of the Roman Catholic Chapel at Brooms as a place of Roman Catholic worship, 26 June 1837
Document format of RC/Brm 2/24


Certificate of registration with the Superintendent Registrar, of St. Cuthbert 's [R.C. church], Brooms, for the solemnization of marriages, 9 October 1837
Document format of RC/Brm 2 /25


Extract from the schedule of mission boundaries for Stanley, 29 March 1879
Document format of RC/Brm 2/26


Notes relating to a proposed new mission church and school at Dipton, to be served initially from Brooms parish, n.d. [ c.1906?]
Document format of RC/Brm 2/27

Papers relating to Rev. James Thompson (Ref: RC/Brm 2/28-30)

Book of sermons by Rev. James Thompson of St. Joseph' s R.C. Church, Stanley 1886 - 1888 For enclosures: see RC/Brm 2/29
Document format of RC/Brm 2/28


Notes for sermons by Rev. James Thompson of St. Joseph' s R.C. Church, Stanley, n.d. [c.1886 - 1888]
Document format of RC/Brm 2/29


Copy letter book of Rev. James Thompson, 5 December 1902 - 23 March 1914
Document format of RC/Brm 2/30

Miscellaneous (Ref: RC/Brm 2/31-35)

List of clergy who have served the Brooms district, 1745 - 1926, n.d.
Document format of RC/Brm 2 /31


Register of 'anniversar ies of the faithful departed' of the parish, n.d. [pre 1925]
Document format of RC/Brm 2/32


Copy memorandum of Mary Eliot stating that she had given to John Smith of Brooms various household items, endorsed on the same date by John Smith to the effect th at the said items were for the use of the priest at Brooms, 21 January 1832
Document format of RC/Brm 2/33


Letter from [Rev. F.] Kearney, Brooms, to [Rt. Rev. James Chadwick, Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle], concerning the reason for his delay in completing the neces sary paperwork in preparation for the Bishop's visitation, 19 June [18]68 Includes: list of answers to questions [set by the Bishop' s Office prior to the visitation of the parish], 1868
Document format of RC/Brm 2/34


Memorandum of opinion given by John Wm. Bewick, Wil liam Markland and Charles Eyre on the matter of certain questions pending between Rev. Francis Kearney and Rev. George Dunn as submitted to them by Rt. Rev. Dr. Chadwick, Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, 28 January1868
Document format of RC/Brm 2/35

Church fabric and property (Ref: RC/Brm 3/1-15)

Copy plan of Lanchester Common of 13 June 1781, with additions showing [Brooms] R.C. Church, Brooms cottage and railway, additions taken from Durham O.S. sheet XI.II, 1855 edition, n.d. [ c.1855]
Document format of RC/Brm 3/1


Specification by C. Walker, Newcastle, architect, for stone work to be done in enlarging two existing butresses and building new butresses at Brooms R.C. Church, n.d. [1895]
Document format of RC/Brm 3/2


Correspondence between Jos[eph] Eltringham, Blackhill, builder; C. Walker, Newcastle, architect, and Rev. Fr. Magill, Brooms, 2 April [18]95 - 24 June [18]96
Document format of RC/Brm 3/3/1-6


Copy letters from C. Walker, [Newcastle, architect], to J.E. Eltringham, Blackhill, builder, concerning the building work required at Brooms R.C. church, 17 May [18]95 - 16 July [18]95
Document format of RC/Brm 3/4/1-4


M emorandum of observations of Charles E. Oliver, F.S.I.,[surveyor], upon the structure of the roof at Brooms R.C. Church, and also upon the proposed work to support the roof and aisle wall, 12 July 1895
Document format of RC/Brm 3/5


29 July 1896 (1) Ralph Conyston of Shirley, Muswell Hill, London (2) Rev. Augustin Magill of Brooms Counterpart agreement in which (1) agrees to lease to (2) three fields at Broom Cottage for the term of three years Rent: £20 p.a.
Document format of RC/Brm 3/6


Copy letter from Clayton and Gibson, Newcastle, solicitors, to Leadbitter and Haney, Newcastle, solicitors, advising that the Consett Iron Company had made no provision in the conveyance of land at the site of [Brooms] R.C. Church for leaving support for the building or paying compensation for any damage which may result in the future, 14 September 1896
Document format of RC/Brm 3/7


Letter from Henry Palmer, Consett Iron Company, to Rev. Fr. Magill, [Brooms], concerning the conveyance of land on which it is proposed to build a school and other buildings at Low Westwood, and the coal underlying the site, 16 November 1896
Document format of RC/Brm 3/8


Correspondence between Rev. Augustine Magill, Brooms; Consett Iron Company Ltd.; Jos[eph] Eltringham, Blackhill, valuer; and John McCartan, Durham, solicitor, concerning subsidence to church and cemetery caused by underground mine workings, 15 July 1907 - 16 March 1908
Document format of RC/Brm 3/9/1-8


18 October 1918 (1) The North eastern Railway Company (2) Rev. Canon Augustine Magill, Brooms Agreement in which (1) is to allow (2) to build a new gas pipe and to maintain existing gas and water pipes which encroach on the property of (1) Plan attached Rent: 1s. per annum
Document format of RC/Brm 3/10


Letter from Consett Iron Company, Ltd., to John Pallister and Son, Estate Offices, Crook, advising that it is willing to consider the purchase of land [at Brooms R.C. Church], 17 September 1921
Document format of RC/Brm 3/11


30 November 1928 (1) The London and North Eastern Railway Company (2) Rev. William Rickaby, Brooms Agreement in which (1) allows (2) to build an electric cable over the railway at Brooms Plan attached Rent: £2. 10s. per annum
Document format of RC/Brm 3/12


Photograph of interior of church, n.d. (endorsed '1930')
Document format of RC/Brm 3/13


Ack nowledgement issued by the Eccesiastical Commissioners, London, for a sum paid by Rev. William Rickaby, Brooms, for the redemption of two manorial rents in respect of copyhold estates at Brooms, in the manor of Lanchester, 3 October 1936
Document format of RC/Brm 3 /14


Certificate of consecration of the new altar, 19 July 1991
Document format of RC/Brm 3/15

Fraternities, sodalities and church societies (Ref: RC/Brm 6/1-2)

Confraternity of Sacred Heart minute book, 4 July 1893 - 5 July 1902
Document format of RC/Brm 6/1


Confraternity of Sacred Heart enrolment book, 1893 - 1900
Document format of RC/Brm 6/2

Schools and education (Ref: RC/Brm 9/)Log books (Ref: RC/Brm 9/1-6)

Brooms Roman Catholic Schools
[ Unless otherwise indicated, the record relates to the whole school]


Log book of infants' school, 2 May 1873 - 10 February 1911
Document format of RC/Brm 9/1


Log book of infants' school, 17 February 1911 - 19 July 1974
Document format of RC/Brm 9/2


Log book of mixed school, 9 January 1871 - 12 July 1895
Document format of RC/Brm 9/3


Log book of mixed school, 19 July 1895 - 31 March 1925
Document format of RC/Brm 9/4


Log book of mixed school, 1 April 1925 - 21 July 1978 For enclosures: see RC/Brm 9/37, 9/35, 9/40
Document format of RC/Brm 9/5


Log book of evening continuation class, 4 October 1897 - 15 April 1904
Document format of RC/Brm 9/6

Admission registers (Ref: RC/Brm 9/7-16)

Admission register of infants' school, 26 April 1897 - 8 April 1906
Document format of RC/Brm 9/7


Admission register of infants' school, 23 February 1910 - 13 April 1928
Document format of RC/Brm 9/8


Admission register of infants' and junior mixed school, 17 April 1928 - 3 September 1945
Document format of RC/Brm 9/9


Admission register of infants' and junior mixed schools, 3 September 1945 - 15 May 1978
Document format of RC/Brm 9/10


Admission register of junior mixed school, 1 October 1894 - 22 May 1900
Document format of RC/Brm 9/11


Admission register of junior mixed school, 1 June 1900 - 3 May 1905
Document format of RC/Brm 9/12


Admission register of junior mixed school, 1 May 1905 - 16 August 1910
Document format of RC/Brm 9/13


Admission register of senior mixed school, 23 August 1932 - 3 September 1945
Document format of RC/Brm 9/14


Admission register of senior mixed school, July 1945 - 27 June 1978
Document format of RC/Brm 9/15


Punishment book of infants' school, 16 January 1921 - 12 December 1941
Document format of RC/Brm 9/16

Syllabus books (Ref: RC/Brm 9/17)

Syllabus book of infants' and junior school, April 1925 - October 1937
Document format of RC/Brm 9/17

Staff Conference minute books (Ref: RC/Brm 9/18)

Staff Conference minute book, 15 November 1927 - 16 July 1936
Document format of RC/Brm 9/18

Reports and returns (Ref: RC/Brm 9/19-25)

Reports of H.M. Inspector of Schools on infants' school, 1921, 1924
Document format of RC/Brm 9/19


Reports of H.M. Inspectors of Schools on mixed school, 1921-22, 1924
Document format of RC/Brm 9/20/1-3


Report of H.M. Inspector of Schools on junior mixed school, 1926
Document format of RC/Brm 9/21


Returns for infants' and mixed schools to Durham County Council Local Education Authority, 1904 - 1918, 1921 - 1922
Document format of RC/Brm 9/22


Returns of mixed school to Durham County Local Education Authority, 1923 - 1924
Document format of RC/Brm 9/23


Reports on infants' and mixed schools by H.M. Inspectors of Schools and Durham County Council' s Inspector of Schools, 1905 - 1911, 1913 - 1914
Document format of RC/Brm 9/24


Religious inspection report on junior mixed school, 1926
Document format of RC/Brm 9/25

Financial records (Ref: RC/Brm 9/26-28)

Cash book, August 1874 - June 1892
Document format of RC/Brm 9/26


Cash book, 14 November 1891 - 29 September 1900 Includes: balance sheets for years ending 30 September 1892 - 1900
Document format of RC/Brm 9/27


Cash book, 1 November 1900 - 1 January 1907
Document format of RC/Brm 9/28

Plans (Ref: RC/Brm 9/29-30)

Plan showing proposed extensions at school, 8 November 1927 Scale: 1 1/4 inch to 10 feet [1 : 96]
Document format of RC/Brm 9/29


Plan showing proposed heating scheme at the school, 11 August 1934 Scale: 1/8 inch to 1 foot [1 : 96]
Document format of RC/Brm 9/30

Photographs (Ref: RC/Brm 9/31-35)

Photograph of class at Brooms school, n.d. (endorsed '1910?')
Document format of RC/Brm 9/31


Photograph of school boys holding various horticultural implements with [Canon Magill] and female [teacher?], n.d. [endorsed '1921')
Document format of RC/Brm 9/32


Photograph of senior pupils with Rev. Canon Magill, 1922
Document format of RC/Brm 9/33


Photograph of staff at school, n.d. [endorsed '1933')
Document format of RC/Brm 9/34


Photograph of Christmas party for Standards 5H, 5R and 4, with Rev. J. Thompson and Rev. Michael Corbett in attendance, 13 December 1974
Document format of RC/Brm 9/35

Miscellaneous records (Ref: RC/Brm 9/36-40)

2 July 1918 (1) Very Rev. Augustine Canon Magill of Brooms (2) County Council of Durham Agreement in which (1) agrees to lease to (2) a plot of ground as shown on plan for the purposes of a school garden at Brooms R.C. School Plan endorsed Rent: £1 per annum Attached: letter from Rt. Rev. Richard [Collins], Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, to Canon Magill, concerning the above matter, 28 July 1918
Document format of RC/Brm 9/36


Press cuttings concerning the school, 1950 - 1974
Document format of RC/Brm 9/37


Sermon delivered on the occasion of the centenery of Brooms R.C. School, 19 July 1960 Attached: press cutting [from unknown newspaper] concerning the centenery of Brooms School and the attendant celebrations, n.d. [July 1960]
Document format of RC/Brm 9/38


Chronological notes [by unknown author] on the history of Brooms R.C. School from 1860 to 1966, n.d. [c.1966]
Document format of RC/Brm 9/39


Order of service for a concelebrated mass of thanksgiving for Brooms R.C. School, 11 July 1978
Document format of RC/Brm 9/40

Miscellaneous (Ref: RC/Brm 15/)Parish History (Ref: RC/Brm 15/1-12)

Newspaper cutting from unidentified paper of an article ' History of the Brooms, the church of St. Mary and St. Joseph - turning back the pages of history ', n.d.
Document format of RC/Brm 15/1


Notes on the history of the Roman Catholic seminaries at Douai, Crook Hall and Ushaw College, n.d.
Document format of RC/Brm 15/2


Chronological notes relating to the history of Catholicism in the Brooms area from 1745 to 1849, n.d.
Document format of RC/Brm 15/3


Notes on the history of the church at Brooms, including the Rt. Rev. Thomas Smith, D.D., Bishop of Bolina and Vicar Apostolic of the North District, who was born at Brooms in 1763, n.d.
Document format of RC/Brm 15/4


Notes relating to the history of Medomsley parish church and of Brooms R.C. church, and the evolution of various parishes in the north-east of the county, n.d.
Document format of RC/Brm 15/5


Notes taken from various sources relating to the history of Catholicism in the Brooms area, n.d.
Document format of RC/Brm 15/6


Copy chronological notes relating to the history of Brooms R.C. parish from 1745 to 1926, n.d.
Document format of RC/Brm 15/7


Transcript of the diary of Thomas Smith of Brooms from 1778 to 1811, n.d.
Document format of RC/Brm 15/8


Notes [by unknown author] on the history of Brooms parish from 1748 to 1968, n.d. [ c.1968]
Document format of RC/Brm 15/9


Extract from the Consett Guardian , showing article on p.8, cols. 1-4, entitled ' Great Day at Brooms-Diamond Jubilee of Church'. 1 November 1929
Document format of RC/Brm 15/10


Letter from W. Vincent Smith, St. Andrew ' s Church, Newcastle, to [Rev. F] Rickaby, [Brooms], concerning various published and manuscript references relating to Roman Catholic history, 25 May 1932
Document format of RC/Brm 15/11


Letter from Geo[rge] A. Bellam, Consett, to [Rev. W. Rickaby, Brooms], concerning local history matters, 23 June [19]33 - 3 February [19]35
Document format of RC/Brm 15/12/1-2

Parish statistics (Ref: RC/Brm 15/13-15)

Statistics relating to the parish for year ending 31 December 1903
Document format of RC/Brm 15/13


Statistical summary of parish, 1904 - 1907
Document format of RC/Brm 15/14


Statistical summary of parish, 1913
Document format of RC/Brm 15/15

Sketches and photographs (Ref: RC/Brm 15/16-21)

Sketches of Medomsley parish church, n.d.
Document format of RC/Brm 15/16/1-3


Photograph of a drawing of Crook Hall, n.d.
Document format of RC/Brm 15/17


Photograph of Pontop Hall, n.d.
Document format of RC/Brm 15/18


Photograph of three nuns, n.d. (endorsed '1962')
Document format of RC/Brm 15/19


Press cuttings book, containing cuttings relating to the Education Bill of 1906, the Irish University Bill 1908, and general news relating to the parish, 1906 - 1908
Document format of RC/Brm 15/20


Note written by [Rev.] W. Fletcher concerning the loan of nine volumes of Calmet from Brooms Chapel Library to Cha[rle]s Amersham, Ushaw College, 3 October 1831
Document format of RC/Brm 15/21

Correspondence (Ref: RC/Brm 15/22-23)

Copy letter from [Rev.] Thomas Eyre, Wooler, to [Rev.] J. Smith, Brooms, concerning a plan made between the correspondents, Mr. Silvertop and Mr. Rutter, and the writer 's intention of visiting Pontop Hall, 24 March 1794 [Copy made 20th c.]
Document format of RC/Brm 15/22


List of parishioners arranged by street, giving age, place of work and other details, January 1909
Document format of RC/Brm 15/23