St Johns Chapel
"The Church or Chapel of St. John, from which the town derives its name, was rebuilt by Sir Walter Blackett, Bart., aided by a legacy of £50, bequeathed by Dr. Hartwell. It is an extremely plain edifice, consisting of nave, chancel, aisles, divided from the nave by two pillars, which support the roof, which is ceiled, and western tower; it is fitted up with pitch pine pews, which furnish accommodation for upwards of 400 persons. The burial ground is is of considerable extent, having been recently much enlarged. The living is a perpetual curacy in the deanery of Darlington, and its annual value is stated to be £400. Patron, the Bishop of Durham; incumbent, the Rev. Robert Shepherd, M.A."
[From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan, London, 1894]
"The registers commence in 1788." [From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan , London, 1894]
The Parish Registers for the period 1788-1994 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/SJ).
The Marriages (1828-1837) are included in the Joiner Marriage Index.
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