Byker St Michael, Northumberland Genealogy

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

Byker St Michael, Northumberland
Type Ecclesiastical Parish (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Castle
County Northumberland, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Newcastle upon Tyne
Registration District Newcastle upon Tyne
Records begin
Parish registers: None
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Newcastle upon Tyne
Diocese Durham
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Northumberland Archives

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BYKER, a township and a church district, in the parish of All Saints, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, union of Newcastle, E. division of Castle ward, S. division of Northumberland, 1¼ mile (E.) from Newcastle; There are six places of worship, nearly all belonging to the different Methodist connexions.[1]

With the rapid growth of Byker several new churches and parishes were formed from the All Saints, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland Genealogy parish.

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]

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

FS PRs = FamilySearch Parish Registers - free[2]
Byker St Michael, Northumberland Genealogy Parish Online Records


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1862-1915 1862-1940
1868-1898 1868-1935
1900-1906 1906-1938

Byker, St Michael. Baptisms 1862-1965 and marriages 1862-1965. (Also at Tyne and Wear Archives: Baptisms 1862-1954 and marriages 1862-1965). For earlier records see Newcastle, All Saints.

FamilySearch Historical Records includes England, Durham Diocese, Marriage Bonds and Allegations - FamilySearch Historical Records

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. 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]

Newcastle Upon Tyne Poor Law Union, Northumberland Genealogy

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. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 19 January 2016.

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