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Medomsley St. Mary Parish

Reference: EP/Me

Catalogue Title: Medomsley St. Mary Parish

Area: Catalogue

Category: Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Description: 

Covering Dates: 1608-2020

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Medomsley St. Mary Parish (Ref: EP/Me )Registration (Ref: EP/Me Section 1)Registers of baptisms, marriages and burials (Ref: EP/Me section 01)

1-2


Register of baptisms, 1608 - 1727; register of burials, 1608 - 1726; register of marriages, 1608 - 1726 Entries very confused
Document format of EP/Me 1


Register of baptisms, 1608 - 1799; register of burials, 1608 - 1797; register of marriages, 1608 - 1754 First part is a copy of Volume 1 with the entries in order
Document format of EP/Me 2

Registers of baptisms (Ref: EP/Me section 02)

4-7, 91-92


Register of baptisms, June 1799 - November 1812
Document format of EP/Me 4


Register of baptisms, January 1813 - August 1845 Note of induction, 1826
Document format of EP/Me 5


Register of baptisms, June 1845 - August 1896 Note of archdeacon's visitations, 1878, 1884 Note of the rebuilding and enlargement of the Church
Document format of EP/Me 6


Register of baptisms, August 1896 - January 1917
Document format of EP/Me 7


Register of baptisms, 27 January 1917 - 10 December 1941
Document format of EP/Me 91


Register of baptisms, 3 February 1942 - 16 August 1953
Document format of EP/Me 92

Registers of marriages (Ref: EP/Me section 03)

3, 8-11, 40-41, 95-96, 106, 122/1


Register of banns and marriages, April 1754 - August 1811
Document format of EP/Me 3


Register of marriages, September 1811 - December 1812
Document format of EP/Me 8


Register of marriages, January 1813 - July 1837
Document format of EP/Me 9


Register of marriages, July 1837 - November 1878
Document format of EP/Me 10


Register of marriages, December 1878 - March 1900
Document format of EP/Me 11


Register of marriages, 28 April 1900 - 24 March 1917
Document format of EP/Me 40


Register of marriages, 12 May 1917 - 6 August 1934
Document format of EP/Me 41


Register of marriages, 11 August 1934 - 28 October 1939
Document format of EP/Me 95


Register of marriages, 11 November 1939 - 20 March 1954
Document format of EP/Me 96


Register of marriages, 20 March 1954 - 26 May 1995
Document format of EP/Me 106


Register of marriages, 27 May 1995 - 26 September 2020
Document format of EP/Me 122/1

Registers of banns of marriage (Ref: EP/Me section 04)

93-94


Register of banns of marriage, 17 August 1947 - 23 February 1969
Document format of EP/Me 93


Register of banns of marriage, 16 February 1969 - 5 July 1987
Document format of EP/Me 94

Registers of burials (Ref: EP/Me section 05)

12-16, 42, 97


Register of burials, July 1978 - October 1812
Document format of EP/Me 12


Register of burials, November 1813 - May 1849 Note of induction, 1820
Document format of EP/Me 13


Register of burials, May 1849 - December 1873
Document format of EP/Me 14


Register of burials, December 1873 - September 1896
Document format of EP/Me 15


Register of burials, October 1890 - October 1906
Document format of EP/Me 16


Register of burials, 13 October 1906 - 13 May 1926
Document format of EP/Me 42


Register of burials, 13 May 1926 - 20 May 1947
Document format of EP/Me 97

Clergy (Ref: EP/Me Section 2)Registers of services (Ref: EP/Me section 01)

44-47, 107


Register of services, 10 February 1918 - 22 August 1937
Document format of EP/Me 44


Register of services, 22 August 1937 - 21 July 1946
Document format of EP/Me 45


Register of services, 22 July 1946 - 29 June 1955
Document format of EP/Me 46


Register of services, 3 July 1955 - 9 September 1970
Document format of EP/Me 47


Register of services, 13 September 1970 - 10 May 1998
Document format of EP/Me 107

Benefice (Ref: EP/Me section 02)

48, 51, 73


Conveyance of land to benefice, including plan, 3 November 1913
Document format of EP/Me 48


Mortgage of the living of Rev. W. Cockin, 12 August 1880
Document format of EP/Me 51


Reports and estimates for repairs to benefice, 23 January 1975
Document format of EP/Me 73

Benefice income (Ref: EP/Me section 03)

49


Statements of account re benefice, with related correspondence, 25 March 1872 - 21 November 1944
Document format of EP/Me 49

Parish boundaries (Ref: EP/Me section 04)

109-110


Map showing the alteration of the areas of the parishes of Medomsley; Leadgate; Blackhill, St. Aidan; and Ebchester, 4 March 1976 Scale: 10 inches to 1 mile [1:6336]
Document format of EP/Me 109


Pastoral order altering the boundaries of the parishes of Medomsley, Leadgate, Ebchester and Blackhill, St. Aidan, 24 June 1976
Document format of EP/Me 110

Individual clergy (Ref: EP/Me section 05)

101-102, 108


Order of service for the burial of Rev. William Cockin, for forty-three years the vicar of Medomsley, 11 October 1917
Document format of EP/Me 101


Order of service for the admission of Rev. Maurice Newton Coates to the perpetual curacy of Medomsley, 9 November 1937
Document format of EP/Me 102


Order of service for the burial of Rev. William Cockin, vicar of Medomsley, 16 October 1917
Document format of EP/Me 108

Rural Deanery (Ref: EP/Me section 05)

43


Pastoral order re boundaries of rural deaneries of Durham, 2 November 1970
Document format of EP/Me 43

Tithe (Ref: EP/Me Section 3)

52


Altered apportionment of tithes, with plan, 15 April 1844 - 22 May 1917
Document format of EP/Me 52

Churchwardens (Ref: EP/Me Section 4)Church (Ref: EP/Me section 01)Photographs (Ref: EP/Me )

28, 89-90, 103-104


Photographs: (1) Glebe House, Medomsley, c.1900; at this time tenanted by Mr. G.E. Milburn, a farmer, but in 1922 it became the Vicarage (2) Medomsley Parish Church choir with the Vicar, Rev. W. Cockin, M.A. in the middle of the back row, c.1890 (3) Medomsley Parish Church choir with the Vicar, Rev. R.E. Parr in the centre of the middle row, c.1930 (4) Rev. W. Cockin, M.A., on horseback, c.1890. He was Vicar of Medomsley from 1874 to 1917 (5) Mr. G.E. Milburn of Glebe House, Medomsley, farmer and butcher, c. 1910 (6) Rev. W. Cockin, middle of the front row, with some parishioners outside the church, c.1910 (Glass plate, broken) (7) Photographs of White Byreside Farm taken in 1974, prior to demolition. It was part of the Hamsterley estate, from 1806 in the possession of the Surtees family (1 envelope, 12 prints) (8) Postcards, c.1900 - 1915 Medomsley Church after the restoration of 1877 - 1878 (interior and exterior);Medomsley Schools, built 1886; Medomsley Hall, formerly the Hunter family, but used as a vicarage by Rev. Cockin; Long Close Gate; the Charabanc disaster on Medomsley Bank, 1911; Glebe House; views of the village; the branch Co-operative Store
Document format of EP/Me 28


Photograph of interior of church, 1896 - 1898
Document format of EP/Me 89


Photograph of exterior of church, n.d.
Document format of EP/Me 90


Photograph of the exterior of the church before its restoration in 1877, c.1870
Document format of EP/Me 103


Photograph of the interior of the church looking east along the nave, before its restoration in 1877, c.1870
Document format of EP/Me 104

Plans (Ref: EP/Me )

105, 114-118


Ground plan and elevation of the church before its restoration in 1877, c.1870 Scale: 7.5 inches to 30 feet [1:48]
Document format of EP/Me 105


Proposed chapel at the east end of the north aisle: plans as existing, drawing number 78/1, by G.E. Charlewood and Curry, architects, 32-34 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, February 1967 Scale: 2 feet to 1 inch [1:48]
Document format of EP/Me 114


Proposed chapel at the east end of the north aisle: plans as proposed, version 1, drawing, number 78/2, by G.E. Charlewood and Curry, architects, 32-34 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, February 1967 Scale: 2 feet to 1 inch [1:48]
Document format of EP/Me 115


Proposed chapel at the east end of the north aisle: plans as proposed, version 2, drawing number 78/2, by G.E. Charlewood and Curry, architects, 32-34 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, February 1967 Scale: 2 feet to 1 inch [1:48]
Document format of EP/Me 116


Proposed chapel at the east end of the north aisle: plans as proposed, drawing number 78/25, by G.E. Charlewood and Curry, architects, 32-34 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, February 1967 Scales: 2 feet to 1 inch [1:48]; 1 inch to 1 foot [1:12] and 3 inches to 1 foot [1:4]
Document format of EP/Me 117


Plans of proposed aumbry at the east end of the north aisle, by Charlewood, Curry, Wilson and Atkinson, architects, 32-34 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, February 1974 Scale: 2 feet to 1 inch [1:48]
Document format of EP/Me 118

Heating (Ref: EP/Me )

70


Specifications, estimates, and plans, for installation of heating system, January 1970 - 29 July 1970
Document format of EP/Me 70

Windows, furniture (Ref: EP/Me )

27


Orders of Service, one for the dedication of stained glass windows and the chancel screen in the Parish Church at Medomsley, 1898, and the other for the dedication of the mural tablet in memory of Rev. W. Cockin, 1922
Document format of EP/Me 27

Churchyard (Ref: EP/Me section 02)

63


Agreement re enlargement of burial ground, including plan, 9 February 1884
Document format of EP/Me 63

Church hall (Ref: EP/Me section 03)

61


Trust deed for church hall for parish of Medomsley with related correspondence, 21 February 1940 - 5 February 1969
Document format of EP/Me 61

Faculties (Ref: EP/Me section 04)

67-69, 71-72


Faculty for brass cross, 29 July 1909
Document format of EP/Me 67


Faculty to enclose and reserve grave spaces, with related correspondence, 4 May 1934
Document format of EP/Me 68


Faculty for general repairs, 19 December 1960
Document format of EP/Me 69


Faculty for installation of heating system, with related bills and correspondence, 21 December 1971 - 7 March 1972
Document format of EP/Me 71


Faculty for aumbry, with related correspondence, 21 June 1974
Document format of EP/Me 72

Terriers and inventories (Ref: EP/Me section 05)

113


Parish inventory, 17 August 1949 - May 1965
Document format of EP/Me 113

Financial records (Ref: EP/Me section 06)

17, 53-54, 98


Churchwardens' Accounts, 1803 - 1853
Document format of EP/Me 17


Accounts of sacrament money, 31 March 1839 - 28 October 1864
Document format of EP/Me 53


Account of Hartley Colliery accident subscription, n.d.
Document format of EP/Me 54


Churchwardens' account book, 4 April 1875 - 31 December 1950
Document format of EP/Me 98

Church records (Ref: EP/Me section 07)

21, 74


Bound volumes of Home Words with notes for Medomsley parish (including Croniwell) at the back, complete for the years: 1884 (2 volumes), 1885 (2 volumes), 1886 (2 volumes), 1887, 1688, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1894 (6 volumes), 1895, 1896 (2 volumes), 1897, 1898, 1699, 1900. The notes are month by month accounts of church services, societies and meetings, etc., and include reports on the National School
Document format of EP/Me 21


List of books and documents delivered to W. Charleton, 21 August 1874
Document format of EP/Me 74

Vestry (Ref: EP/Me Section 5)

18
For additional vestry minutes please see EP/Me 75 and EP/Me 78


Vestry Minute Book, 1836 - 1917
Document format of EP/Me 18

Parochial Church Council (Ref: EP/Me Section 6)Minutes (Ref: EP/Me section 01)

75-78


Minute book of Annual Vestry and Parochial Church Meetings, 25 April 1938 - 8 April 1954 [for 2 April 1918 - 14 April 1937 see EP/Me 78]
Document format of EP/Me 75


Minutes of Parochial Church Council, Christ Church District, enclosing related correspondence, 13 April 1920 - 29 November 1937
Document format of EP/Me 76


Minutes of Parochial Church Council, 29 November 1937 - 29 November 1949
Document format of EP/Me 77


Minutes of Parochial Church Council, 29 November 1949 - 7 May 1962, including minutes of Annual Vestry and Annual Vestry and Parochial Meetings, 2 April 1918 - 14 April 1937
Document format of EP/Me 78

Financial records (Ref: EP/Me section 02)

55-60, 79, 99


Statements of account of Medomsley curate fund, 31 December 1937 - 15 December 1966
Document format of EP/Me 55


Statements of account of Medomsley parish church, 30 June 1939 - 7 December 1970
Document format of EP/Me 56


Bank credit counterfoils of Medomsley parish church, 11 May 1961 - 21 November 1966
Document format of EP/Me 57


General accounts, bills and receipts, 31 December 1965 - January 1970 (31 papers, 7 files)


Income and expenditure account of Medomsley parish church, 1966
Document format of EP/Me 59


Income and expenditure account of Medomsley parish church, 1968
Document format of EP/Me 60


Bank book of Parochial Church Council, 4 December 1959 - 18 January 1967
Document format of EP/Me 79


Financial statement, 1951
Document format of EP/Me 99

Parish officers (Ref: EP/Me section 03)

111-112


W.E. Hirst's tender for the sexton's duties at Medomsley church, 5 February 1919
Document format of EP/Me 111


W.E. Hirst's contract of employment as sexton, 30 May 1919
Document format of EP/Me 112

Schools (Ref: EP/Me Section 12)Medomsley National School (Ref: EP/Me )

80-84, 119-120


Bank book of Medomsley National Schools, 1 January 1924 - 29 December 1960
Document format of EP/Me 80


Public Liability Policy re Medomsley National Schools, 27 January 1933
Document format of EP/Me 81


Medomsley National Schools general correspondence, 17 November 1955 - 4 March 1958
Document format of EP/Me 82


Statement of account for Medomsley National School, 22 February 1964 - 26 July 1966
Document format of EP/Me 83


Roll book and journal, 4 January 1891 - 7 January 1917
Document format of EP/Me 84


Report on the standard of religious instruction at Medomsley National School, by John H. Batten, diocesan inspector, 12 September 1918
Document format of EP/Me 119


Primrose League enrolment diploma of Mabel Lovat, Buck Grove, Medomsley, 28 March 1905
Document format of EP/Me 120

Church Societies (Ref: EP/Me Section 13)Mother's Union (Ref: EP/Me section 01)

85-87


Account book [for Mothers' Union], 4 September 1949 - April 1965
Document format of EP/Me 85


Mothers' Union branch register, 6 April 1954 - 4 September 1962
Document format of EP/Me 86


Mothers' Union branch register, 4 November 1962 - May 1965
Document format of EP/Me 87

Medomsley church ladies working party (Ref: EP/Me section 02)

88


Bank book of Medomsley Church Ladies Working Party, 13 April 1967 - 28 July 1969
Document format of EP/Me 88

Miscellaneous (Ref: EP/Me Section 14)Parish magazines (Ref: EP/Me section 01)

22-26, 31, 100


Copies of the Parish Magazine including notes for Medomsley Parish Church and Christ Church, Hamsterley, not complete, for the years 1901, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907 1908, 1909, 1910. 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916 (1 only)
Document format of EP/Me 22


Copies of the Parish notes from the Medomsley Parish Magazines from 1930 to 1942, not complete; some duplicate copies; letter (1941) concerning the collection of dried nettle leaves
Document format of EP/Me 23


Copies of the Parish notes from the Medomsley Parish Magazines from 1943 to 1954, not complete; some duplicate copies. Those for 1952 have a reproduction on the cover of an old print of the church before the alterations of 1877 - 1878
Document format of EP/Me 24


Copies of the Parish notes from the Medomsley Parish Magazine from 1955 to 1966, not complete and none for 1959; some duplicate copies
Document format of EP/Me 25


Medomsley Parish Magazines from 1967 - 1975 (March) complete
Document format of EP/Me 26


Medomsley Papers - parish magazine, July 1974
Document format of EP/Me 31


Medomsley parish magazine, January 1891, December 1891, November - December 1911, January 1912, March 1914, August 1953
Document format of EP/Me 100

Parish history (Ref: EP/Me section 02)

30


Old Medomsley. Some studies in village history by Rev. H. Lee
Document format of EP/Me 30

Consett Iron Company (Ref: EP/Me section 03)

62, 64-66


Agreement of Consett Iron Company Ltd., re right of way, with related correspondence, 6 March 1864 - 17 July 1918
Document format of EP/Me 62


Lease to Consett Iron Company Ltd. of coal under glebe lands, with plan, 31 December 1918
Document format of EP/Me 64


Notice of Consett Iron Company Ltd. to terminate wayleave, with related correspondence, 26 June 1939
Document format of EP/Me 65


Agreement of Consett Iron Company Ltd. re curate fund, 20 March 1942
Document format of EP/Me 66

Hamsterley Colliery (Ref: EP/Me section 04)

50, 121


General correspondence, including plan to show district of Christ Church, Hamsterley, 14 May 1906 - 21 August 1963
Document format of EP/Me 50


Picture postcard depicting the new lodge and gates of Hamsterley Hall, 1908
Document format of EP/Me 121

Byreside Farm (Ref: EP/Me section 05)

29


Photographs and ground plans of Byreside Farm, 1972
Document format of EP/Me 29

Numbers not used (Ref: EP/Me section 06)

19-20, 32-39


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number not used (now EP/HC 1/6)


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number not used (now EP/HC 1/10)