Cresswell, Northumberland Genealogy

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

Cresswell, Northumberland
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Morpeth
County Northumberland, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Morpeth
Registration District Morpeth
Records begin
Parish registers: 1836
Bishop's Transcripts: 1837
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 Archives

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Cresswell Parish was created in 1836 from Woodhorn, Northumberland Genealogy Ancient Parish. Ellington is a hamlet or village in the parish.[1]

Additional information:

CRESSWELL, a township and ecclesiastical district in the union of Morpeth, E. division of Morpeth ward, N. division of Northumberland; The district was separated from the parish of Woodhorn in 1836.

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]

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

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


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Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections DDR/EA/PBT/2/67 Cresswell and Ellington 1837-1848 Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at FamilySearch Historical Records. The images for Cresswell and Ellington have not been loaded correctly and await re-engineering. Images can be found by searching under Woodhorn, Northumberland Genealogy pending removal and re-engineering.

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.

Cresswell, St Bartholomew, Apostle and Martyr: Records of baptisms 1836-1983 and marriages 1869-1981 are available at Northumberland Collections Service.  A transcript of monument inscriptions for Cresswell is available at Newcastle Central Library, Local Studies Dept.

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

Morpeth 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). Adapted. Date accessed: 17 December 2013.
  2. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 19 January 2016.

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