I started off by listing all 2870 christenings found on-line at the web-site of the LDS
in the parish records of St. Mary's Church, Bolsterstone and from the Chapelry of Midhope
between the 8th of February 1778 and the 21st. of January 1872.
I then ordered the films
and started going through them adding the data that you don't find on-line
e.g. the abode and occupation, sometimes a birth date and, if you're lucky, a remark in the margin of the page
e.g. "was a quaker" or "the father is the son of.."
I have now finished transcribing the christening records
between 8th of Feb. 1778 and 26th of Dec.1813.
It was interesting to see the differences between the on-line extractions,
the Bishops Transcriptions and the Chapelry Transcripts.
Martha HAIGH 8th Feb. 1782
The on-line record only says "mother Ann"
The Bishop's Transcripts say "natural daughter of Ann Haigh of Deepcar"
and the Chapelry Transcripts add
"born on 7th August 1780, the father was Benjamin MATTHEWMAN"
They are listed here sorted by date and by name
and, thanks to Colin HINSON, they are also at GENUKI
Christened at Bolsterstone between the 2nd April 1899 and 29 Sept. 1901
The records between 1813 and 1872 are being added sporadically. Check World Connect or the archives of the
Bolsterstone Mailing List
2870 christenings found on-line
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The ones marked in green have been extracted from the Bishop's Transcripts of both Bolsterstone Chapelry
and Midhope Chapelry ... they are quite mixed up e.g.
One very long sheet with:
1793 Bolsterstone christenings
1793 Middop christenings
"This is a true copy of the original taken May 12th 1794"
The "not green" have been extracted from the
Bishop's Transcripts of just the Bolsterstone Parish Records.
That means: if it's in green it is NOT certain
(until you look at the original records) whether the christening actually took place at Bolsterstone or Midhope.
If you find one of "yours" listed after 1813 and you want to know the parent's names: go to the
If you need help on the site ... have a look at my How to.. page.
The 2870 people and their parents at World Connect
Using the information from the Bishop's Transcripts and
Chapelry Transcripts I am linking
the births, marriages, burials and census information to form families and will, one day, have an enormous Bolsterstone Family Tree.
PLEASE: check the original records, I may have made mistakes !
What's the LDS ?
Formally known as The Church Of The Latter Day Saints , informally as the Mormons.
Their belief that they can posthumously baptize relatives
into their church has led them to a world wide search of Parish Registry
The information they find is available for anyone (whatever their religion) researching family history. It has been filmed and is stored in Salt Lake City. Part of their research has been on-line since June 1999 and has million hits a day !
BMDs in August 1881
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