Bothal, Northumberland Genealogy

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

Bothal, Northumberland
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Bothal St Andrew Northumberland
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Morpeth
County Northumberland
Poor Law Union Morpeth
Registration District Morpeth
Records begin
Parish registers: 1678
Bishop's Transcripts: 1760
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Morpeth
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]

BOTHAL (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Morpeth, E. division of Morpeth ward, N. division of Northumberland; containing the townships of Ashington with Sheepwash, Bothal-Demesne, Longhirst, Oldmoor, and Pegsworth; There is a chaple at Hebburn, rebuilt in 1793; but the church of Sheepwash no longer exists.[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]

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

PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
BOTHAL PARISH Online Records


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Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections DDR/EA/PBT/2/39 1760-1843 Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at FamilySearch Historical Records; however images for this series of transcripts have not been loaded pending engineering work to reload the whole series.

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.

Bothal, St Andrew: Records of baptisms 1680-1980, marriages 1678-1986 and burials 1678-1898 are available at Northumberland Collections Service.  The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes baptisms 1680-1812 and marriages 1678-1812 for this parish, and Boyd's Marriage Index includes marriages 1678-1812 and banns 1751-1812. Transcripts of baptisms 1680-1812 and marriages and burials 1678-1812 are available in the Local Studies Departments of Newcastle Central Library and Gateshead Central Library. A transcript of monumental inscriptions at Bothal (microfiche TN77) is published by Northumberland and Durham Family History Society and these records are also available in book form at Newcastle Central Library, Local Studies Department.
Longhirst, St John the Evangelist: Records of baptisms 1876-1914, marriages 1877-1966 and burials 1876-1931 are available at Northumberland Collections Service Bishops' Transcripts Reference number: DDR/EA/PBT/2/169
Date: October 1876-1884 are available to search free online at FamilySearch Historical Records.

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.

Genealogy From Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Chapman, Terence. Monaghans and Mehrtens. History and family records of Joseph Monaghan baptised at St. Andrew, R.C. Church Newcastle upon Tyne, 1823, and his wife Elizabeth Hutchinson born in Sunderland, 1830. Family move around, Orland, Bothal-Ashington, London, Durham-Ryton. Article dated 1823-1999, and other surnames mentioned in the article are: Overton, Atkinson, Blow, Mehrtens, Anderson, Pigg, Saltmarsh, Eatch, Hall and Harcastle. Article is in the Northumberland & Durham Family History Society Journal, vol32,no.3. page105, Family History Library Ref. 942.8 B2jo, Autumn 2007

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Morpeth 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). Date accessed: 06 August 2013.
  2. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.

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