Catalogue description ANNITSFORD, ST. JOHN R.C. PARISH RECORDS.
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|Title:||ANNITSFORD, ST. JOHN R.C. PARISH RECORDS.|
|Held by:||Northumberland Archives, not available at The National Archives|
|Physical description:||79 files|
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The mission at Annitsford was founded in 1863. Previously, the area had been served from Cowpen & by the Dominican fathers from Newcastle in hired rooms in Seaton Delaval & Seghill. In 1863 Rev. John O'Dwyer was appointed resident priest, lodging at Cramlington & officiating at Seghill. In 1866 half an acre of land was purchased from John Clayton, town clerk of Newcastle & a school-chapel & presbytery was built from designs by Archibald Dunn. In 1878 a teachers' house was added. This chapel was registered for marriages in 1873. The present church which was endowed by Mrs. Shawe-Storey, a convert, of Arcot Hall, was consecrated on 22 May 1906.
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