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North Sunderland St Paul

[Population 1911: 1,187]

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North Sunderland St Paul. © 2000 NDFHS.


The church of St. Paul is an edifice of stone in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisle and a western belfry containing 2 bells: there is a memorial window (erected by his sister, Mary Embleton) to Sidney Howey, who with his wife and six children, was drowned off Sydney Heads in June 1838; another, erected by the Rev. F.R. Simpson, a former incumbent, to his wife and children, and a third in the chancel, erected by J.R. Johnson esq. M.A. of North Sunderland, to the memory of his father: the three west windows, in memory of the Rev. A.M. MacPhee M.A. vicar 1890-1902, were presented in 1924 by his widow: there is also a brass tablet to the Rev. Evan Hughes, incumbent 1886-90, who died 27 Oct. 1890: a new organ was provided in 1921: the church affords 300 sittings. The register dates from the year 1834. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £395, with house, in the gift of Lord Crewe's trustees, and held since 1912 by the Rev. Frederick Stone M.A. of Oxford University. [Kelly's Northumberland Directory (1925), page 495.]

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NORTH SUNDERLAND is a township, parish and large village on the east coast, 8 miles south-east from Belford. North Sunderland was formed into an ecclesiastical parish from Bamburgh in 1833, and includes the townships of North Sunderland, Fleetham and Elford, in the Berwick-upon-Tweed division of the county, Bamburgh ward and petty sessional division, union of Belford, county court district of Berwick-on-Tweed, rural deanery of Bamburgh, archdeaconry of Lindisfarne and diocese of Newcastle. [Kelly's Northumberland Directory (1925), page 495.]

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The Parish Chest

EP 108/12 - Marriage register. There are only three entries in the entire volume, all of them taking place in 1837:

8 Apr 1837 Thomas Richardson = Ann Kirkup
4 Jun 1837 Thomas Arnett = Isabella Edwards
7 Sep 1837 Peter Patrick = Constantia Johnson

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