Discover your English heritage with this collection of burial records from Durham. The records are bishop’s transcripts, which are copies of the parish registers. The records contain bother Anglican and Quaker burial records. For more information on all the parishes available you can view the Durham Bishop’s Transcripts parish lists.
Every result will provide you with an image of the original bishop’s transcript and a typed copy of the vital facts found in the records. You may find a combination of the following facts:
Age – at the time of death
Register year range
With the Durham Bishop’s Transcripts, you can explore thousands of burial records. The records include burials from Anglican parishes as well as some burial records from the Society of Friends. Bishop’s transcripts were copies of the parish registers created every year and sent to the bishop. The practice began in 1598 when an act was passed that required each parish to make copies. Bishop’s transcripts are a valuable resource especially if the original parish registers are not available. A full list of the parishes available in this collection can be found in the Useful links and resources section.
The original records are held in the Durham University Library and the images were captured by FamilySearch and the records have been transcribed by Findmypast.