This entry, extracted from the Cramlington parish baptism register 1665 - 1813, refers to Thos. [Thomas] Johnson born 16th December 1803 and baptised 29th April 1804. He was the son of Thomas Johnson, who was a Weaver by profession and was a native of Cramlington. Thomas's wife was recorded as Mary Miller.
When a person is baptised an entry is made in the baptism register. Of particular interest are the baptism registers for the period 1798-1812. These are known as Bishop Barrington registers. Shute Barrington, Bishop of Durham, ordered that additional information should be recorded in the registers, for example, details about the parents and sometimes grandparents of the child being baptised. The baptism registers of Cramlington parish are deposited with Northumberland Archives Service.