Count of baptisms for each year in the register of St Michaels, Bishopwearmouth

compiled by Ken Coleman

 

Years

1567

1568

1569

1570

1571

1572

1573

1574

1575

1576

1577

1578

1579

1580

1581

1582

1583

1584

1585

1586

1587

1588

1589

1590

 

19

-

8

10

20

24

27

20

21

12

34

30

18

33

22

31

28

22

36

37

27

27

26

39

 

Years

1591

1592

1593

1594

1595

1596

1597

1598

1599

1600

1601

1602

1603

1604

1605

1606

1607

1608

1609

1610

1611

1612

1613

1614

 

39

33

36

39

33

21

19

31

31

27

24

40

26

42

30

37

46

40

38

40

36

43

29

44

 

Years

1615

1616

1617

1618

1619

1620

1621

1622

1623

1624

1625

1626

1627

1628

1629

1630

1631

1632

1633

1634

1635

1636

1637

1638

 

48

41

49

52

42

51

50

71

33

41

65

63

62

62

64

71

68

79

101

90

101

84

94

106

 

Years

1639

1640

1641

1642

1643

1644

1645

1646

1647

1648

1649

1650

1651

1652

1653

1654

1655

1656

1657

1658

1659

1660

1661

1662

 

90

52

35

136

163

95

141

163

136

130

134

110

88

90

78

117

121

125

114

117

90

91

78

76

 

Years

1663

1664

1665

1666

1667

1668

1669

1670

1671

1672

1673

1674

1675

1676

1677

1678

1679

1680

1681

1682

1683

1684

1685

1686

 

130

127

142

136

138

140

167

133

160

146

153

136

132

110

162

146

138

160

157

145

175

160

165

156

 

Years

1687

1688

1689

1690

1691

1692

1693

1694

1695

1696

1697

1698

1699

1700

1701

1702

1703

1704

1705

1706

1707

1708

1709

1710

 

178

154

174

154

148

174

161

126

151

175

126

127

97

87

121

147

129

165

183

180

198

165

221

182

 

Years

1711

1712

1713

1714

1715

1716

1717

1718

1719

1720

1721

1722

1723

1724

1725

1726

1727

1728

1729

1730

1731

1732

1733

1734

 

203

216

222

216

250

269

288

287

219

130

117

128

94

92

73

82

121

100

109

95

92

114

85

103

 

Years

1735

1736

1737

1738

1739

1740

1741

1742

1743

1744

1745

1746

1747

1748

1749

1750

1751

1752

1753

1754

1755

1756

1757

1758

 

91

113

112

120

106

89

88

82

94

78

88

69

92

80

85

101

75

100

86

94

78

95

73

95

 

Years

1759

1760

1761

1762

1763

1764

1765

1766

1767

1768

1769

1770

1771

1772

1773

1774

1775

1776

1777

1778

1779

1780

1781

1782

 

89

80

102

93

98

123

116

118

100

100

113

82

110

84

112

79

125

94

107

116

94

110

101

105

 

Years

1783

1784

1785

1786

1787

1788

1789

1790

1791

1792

1793

1794

1795

1796

1797

1798

1799

1800

1801

1802

1803

1804

1805

1806

 

100

92

114

94

105

123

107

101

107

108

132

123

133

157

149

170

166

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

1)       Fertility declined in the late 1550’s, and again between 1566 and 1571. See also note in ‘Burials’ on localized starvation resulting from poor harvests.

2)      The period 1569-1642 is the longest period of domestic peace that England has enjoyed. At the height of the Civil War there were probably 150,000 men in arms; one in eight of the adult male population. By the late 1640’s this had fallen to 25,000.

3)      In the Interregnum period many people refused to baptise their children and waited until after the Restoration in 1660.

4)      By the second decade of the eighteenth century, the population of Sunderland had risen to nearly 6,000 and the Bishopwearmouth church was totally inadequate to contain the parishioners. In 1719, Holy Trinity church was consecrated.