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Catholic church in North shield called Broom?
« on: Wednesday 07 March 18 10:14 GMT (UK) »
My Russell ancestors seem to have baptized in a church called Brooms Chapel? I believed it served Tynemouth, North Shields and Durham area, does anyone have any information on this Chapel, the siblings were baptized there from 1826-1830...
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Re: Catholic church in North shield called Broom?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 10:58 GMT (UK) »
Could it be this church in Leadgate, Co. Durham?

https://consettmagazine.com/2016/02/03/the-reformation-and-brooms-consett-history-67930/

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DUR/Lanchester/OurBlessedLadyandStJoseph

Thank you so much for the info  :) It very well might be, their first daughter was baptized in a jesuit church in durham, so there are no "broom" chapels in tynemouth or north shields? what does broom chapel mean? I'm in Canada and I'm Catholic, and I've never head of it...
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Re: Catholic church in North shield called Broom?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 11:23 GMT (UK) »
twhat does broom chapel mean?

It was just the name of the place - The Brooms. Hence the Roman Catholic church there also simply became known locally as The Brooms (and is still known as such today).

At the time you mention, priests working from The Brooms travelled all over the north-east, and many of them went over to Tynemouth and North Shields to say Mass and conduct baptisms.

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Re: Catholic church in North shield called Broom?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 12:30 GMT (UK) »
twhat does broom chapel mean?

It was just the name of the place - The Brooms. Hence the Roman Catholic church there also simply became known locally as The Brooms (and is still known as such today).

At the time you mention, priests working from The Brooms travelled all over the north-east, and many of them went over to Tynemouth and North Shields to say Mass and conduct baptisms.

Thank you for the clarification and that map is amazing thank you!
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Re: Catholic church in North shield called Broom?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 12:46 GMT (UK) »
Actually, I think they were baptised at St Cuthberts, North Shields. I'm not quite sure how The Brooms comes into it?

I see on the original record that the priest who conducted Charles' baptism was called Thomas Gillow.

He was parish priest at St Cuthbert North Shields. He was appointed there in the early 1820's and remained there for some 36 years. (source 'Down Your Aisles' a History of the (Roman Catholic) Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.)
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