Hotts, Ireshopeburn, Bishop Auckland, DL13 1HD
A unique and powerful family history resource
containing over 60,000 individuals, from some 300 Weardale families,
whose relationships can be displayed as ancestor charts or descendant trees.
Contacts for our genealogy support:
Ken takes the lead on developing the Weardale Museum resources.
Eric provides research for the Weardale resources and additionally will help people with family history enquiries not related to Weardale.
David Heatherington (01388)517433)
David curates the Museum but is available to support family history enquiries.
Our Tithe Records consist of :
(i) digitised tithe maps images of Stanhope Parish.
(ii) digistised tithe map images of Wolsingham Parish;
(iii) transcriptions of Apportionments (in fully searchable spreadsheet format) of
the Forest and Park Quarters of Stanhope Parish;
(iv) images of the apportionments for Stanhope Town & Newlandside Quarters
and Wolsingham Parish.
Details on the digitised images are sometimes difficult to read.
The Tithe Apportionment of 1842 indicates who owned and occupied each plot of land (field, allotment, farm or house). Being so close in date to the 1841 census, it can be used to complement the latter source, and to more accurately locate a particular family. Below are digitized sections of the map and apportionment for the Town Quarter of Stanhope Parish.
The actual tithe maps and apportionment registers can be viewed in The Record Office in Durham.