Ancroft, Northumberland Genealogy

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Guide to Ancroft, Northumberland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Ancroft, Northumberland
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Islandshire
County Northumberland
Poor Law Union Berwick
Registration District Berwick
Records begin
Parish registers: 1742
Bishop's Transcripts: 1764
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bamburgh
Diocese Durham
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Northumberland Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

ANCROFT, a parochial chapelry, in the union of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Islandshire, N. division of Northumberland, 6 miles (S.) of Berwick.It includes the villages of Ancroft, Cheswick, Haggerston, Scremerston, and Greenses. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Ancroft, Northumberland Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS PRs = FamilySearch Parish Registers - free[2]
PRTs = Parish Register Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[3]
Ancroft, Northumberland Genealogy Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
1742-1865 1742-1866
PRTs 1742-1865 1742-1764 1742-1936

Records of baptisms 1742-1959, marriages 1742-1982 and burials 1742-1959 are available at Northumberland Collections Service

Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections DDR/EA/PBT/2/11 1764-1867 Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at FamilySearch Historical Records (formerly Record Search). References prior to 1844 refer to Ancroft as in "North Durham" North Durham references in the Durham Bishop’s Transcripts collection 1700-1900 Images for Ancroft at present may be located in both North Durham and Northumberland and stray images may be found as unknown in the images due to these reasons. It is hoped to assemble these in future after re-engineering the image collection.  The current images are incomplete for this parish and this is a known issue awaiting the collection take down and return.

The dates of the post-1760 transcripts have been noted in detail and sometimes only cover years. For most parishes in the collection there are gaps in the sequence of transcripts. It is advisable to consult the original parish registers for these years and events.

Non Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Berwick Poor Law Union, Northumberland

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Northumberland Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A. , A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 53-58. Date accessed: 17 December 2013.
  2. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 19 January 2016.
  3. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 19 January 2016.

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