15 thoughts on “The Registry Office, Nelson Terrace c1970s

  1. So sad another building as gone we were married they in 1970 I have a pic of us out side of this register office.we did emigrated to australia


  2. My mother, Wyne Barker, was a Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, in this office, originally under Mr Salmon, from the mid-fifties, until retiring at the age of 65 in 1996. By this time the office had undergone three moves, the Shambles, the town Hall and then to the areMa by the railway station.


  3. I’ve since found out that my ancestors who married in January 1857 at the Register Office would have married at the Borough Hall, on the High Street, which is where the Register Office was situated at that time apparently.


  4. I”d also like to know where the old register office was in the 1800″s – and also the “Salem baptist chapel”, as family history shows a few marriages in these places. Anyone any ideas.


      • Lynn Horseman and Rosemary Lewis – I hope I’m not too late with this reply but I’ve only just see it… I suggest you try at Stockton Reference Library, they may know – if not try the General Register Office (In London) but it’ll be on-line. Good luck both of you.


        • In the late 1800s, Stockton’s registrar had an office within the Borough Hall, a large multi-functional building which stood on the High Street not far from where Lesley Browns toy shop used to be.


  5. Does anyone know where the Register Office was situated before the Nelson Terrace building opened in the 1870s? I believe that ancestors of mine married in Stockton Register Office in January 1857 but I”ve no idea where this might have been. Thanks for any help!


  6. The proper name of the office of the Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths is the REGISTER OFFICE, not Registry Office as so often miscalled.


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