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Michael Harrison - Houghton le Spring
« on: Friday 14 April 23 23:23 BST (UK) »
Michael Harrison married Mary Potts on 20th April 1731 in Houghton le Spring.  They are both listed as 'of this parish'. 

Are there any records of a baptism for Michael?

Many thanks in advance.
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Re: Michael Harrison - Houghton le Spring
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 15 April 23 22:03 BST (UK) »
Where have you looked?

A search of the holdings of Parish Registers for Houghton-le-Spring in Durham Record Office shows they have baptisms from Jun 1581.
The Record Office is currently closed till later this year while they move to new premises but after that they should be able to provide a copy if you have a year of birth (and, indeed IF he was baptised there, 'of this parish' doesn't always mean he was born there)

Family Search have the following:

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/455418?availability=Family%20History%20Library

This time frame not indexed so you'd need to trawl through and you'd need to visit a Family History Centre to look through the images -  note they say that, unsurprisingly, given the age of these records some are illegible

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Re: Michael Harrison - Houghton le Spring
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 16 April 23 07:27 BST (UK) »
At Durham Records Online the earliest Harrison baptism at Houghton-le-Spring is dated 1581.

Before the marriage to Mary Potts in 1731 there are just two Michael Harrison baptisms, in 1727 and in 1639 (Herryson).
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Re: Michael Harrison - Houghton le Spring
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 16 April 23 15:48 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your responses, I really appreciate you taking the time to look for me.

Will have a look through to see what I can find, but think he may be one for the back burner for a while!
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Re: Michael Harrison - Houghton le Spring
« Reply #4 on: Friday 28 April 23 17:03 BST (UK) »
dont forget the Houghton heritage site


http://www.houghtonlespring.org.uk/


unfortunately the baps/marriages search is being updated.... but keep an eye on it reopening.


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