Easington"The population in 1801 was 487; in 1811, 542; in 1821, 593; in 1831, 693; in 1841, 812; in 1851, 916; in 1861, 1073; in 1871, 1428; in 1881, 1260; and in 1891, 1262 persons."
Haswell Township"The number of inhabitants in 1801 was 93; in 1811, 114; in 1821, 115; in 1831, 263; in 1841, in consequence of the opening out of new coal mines, it had increased to 3981; in 1851 the numbers were 4356; in 1861, 4165; in 1871, 5623; in 1881, 6156; and in 1891, 6276 souls."
Hawthorn Parish"The population in 1801 was 114; in 1811, 118; in 1821, 140; in 1831, 162; in 1841, 177; in 1851, 183; in 1861, 227; in 1871, 268; in 1881, 282; and in 1891, 330."
Shotton Parish"The population in 1811 was 286; in 1821, 264; in 1831, 272; in 1841, 603; in 1851, 1607; in 1861, 1871; in 1871, 3130; in 1881, 2131; and in 1891, 1975 souls."[From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan, London, 1894]
|Easington Colliery Methodist Church, Easington Colliery, Methodist|
|Easington Village Methodist Church, Easington Village, Methodist|
|Horden Methodist Church, Horden, Methodist|
|Peterlee Methodist Church, Peterlee, Methodist|
"The Church, dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin, is of ancient date, and, previous to its restoration, in 1853, was one of the most interesting edifices in the country, the few remaining portions of which are of the Norman period. The church is said to have been rebuilt in the early part of the thirteenth century; the existing tower, of Norman date, probably belonged to the original structure. The most notable features of the interior are the nave arcades and chancel arch. The church is extremely well proportioned, the original plan remaining unaltered."
[From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan, London, 1894]
There is a picture (22 kbytes) of the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin, Easington; supplied by Richard Hird.
"The parish register commences in 1571." [From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan, London, 1894]
The Parish Registers for the period 1606-1988 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Ea).
The Marriages (1570-1837) are included in the Joiner Marriage Index.
The following records for churches in the ancient parish of Easington are also available at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL:-
- Haswell 1867-1974 (EP/Hasw).
- Hawthorn 1862-1993 (EP/Haw).
- Shotton 1854-1982 (EP/Sho).
- South Hetton 1838-1981 (EP/SHt).
The following records are available for non conformist churches in the parish:-
- Easington Baptisms 1947-1956
Durham Records Online offer a free search of Easington district parish records; small fee to view the record transcriptions.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Easington to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Easington has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
There a list of miners killed at Haswell Colliery on 30 September 1844. This is from The Times of 3 October 1844. The list also includes the burial place of the deceased and information on the relationships of some of them.
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