Cornhill on Tweed, Northumberland Genealogy

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

Cornhill on Tweed, Northumberland
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Norhamshire
County Northumberland
Poor Law Union Hexham
Registration District Berwick
Records begin
Parish registers: 1695
Bishop's Transcripts: 1760
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Norham
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]

CORNHILL, a parish, in the union of Berwickupon-Tweed, in Norhamshire, N. division of Northumberland, 1½ mile (E. by S.) from Coldstream.[1]

Additional information: Cornhill chapelry created in 1730 from the older Norham Parish . St Helen's parish church was buit in 1840, a church is reputed to have stood on the site since 1082 and it thought that there has been a church since Saxon times.

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]

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

PRTs = Parish Register Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[2]
Cornhill on Tweed, Northumberland Genealogy Online Parish Records


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PRTs 1701-1901 1697-1920 1695-1995

Records of baptisms 1701-1902, marriages 1697-1993 and burials 1695-1993 are available at Northumberland Collections Service.

Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections DDR/EA/PBT/2/60 1760-1879 Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at Record Search.

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]

Hexham 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. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 19 January 2016.