Catalogue description Hexham St. Mary R.C. Parish Records

This record is held by Northumberland Archives

Details of RCP/13
Reference: RCP/13
Title: Hexham St. Mary R.C. Parish Records
Date: 1676-1980
Held by: Northumberland Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Hexham, St Mary Roman Catholic Church, Northumberland

Physical description: 39 Files
Immediate source of acquisition:

NRO 4652

  • Hexham, Northumberland
  • Religion
Administrative / biographical background:

The parish of Hexham St. Mary succeeded the Hexham Dominican Mission which was established c.1720 & Cockshaw Secular Mission was established in 1753. The earliest registers relate to Stonecroft, originally a domestic chapel to the Gibson family. The Mission was run jointly at Hexham & Stonecroft from 1721, at Hexham alone from 1734 & by other Dominicans 1754-1826. Stonecroft continued separately 1737-1821. The registers of Woodhead Benedictine chapel 1774-96 were also held at Hexham as were registers of baptisms, marriages & deaths at Swinburne Castle, the Riddell family's domestic chapel. Included in the Hexham registers are entries of ceremonies carried out at Corbridge St. Andrew which is served from Hexham.

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