Edlingham, Northumberland Genealogy

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

Edlingham, Northumberland
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Edlingham church Northumberland
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Coquetdale
County Northumberland
Poor Law Union Alnwick
Registration District Alnwick
Records begin
Parish registers: 1658; Separate registers exist for Bolton beginning 1824
Bishop's Transcripts: 1760
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Alnwick
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]

EDLINGHAM (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Alnwick, N. division of Coquetdale ward and of Northumberland; comprising the townships of Abbewick, Broom-Park, Edlingham, Learchild, and Lemmington, and the chapelry of Bolton; The church is an ancient structure, with some Norman details still remaining, though it has undergone various alterations. At Bolton is a chapel of ease. St John The Baptist Edlingham is an Ancient Parish and includes: Abberwick, Abbewick, Battle Bridge, Bolton, Broom Park, Broome Park, Learchild, Lemmington, Lemmington with Battle Bridge and Lemmington Mills.[1]

Additional information:

Bolton Chapel: A chapel of ease in the Parish of Edlingham. Although there has been considerable nineteenth century restoration, the foundation is ancient, and some Norman work survives. The chapel is mentioned in 1230, and was probably in the care of the Brethren of a Leper Hospital which was founded to the north of Bolton in 1227 under the terms of a license granted by Prior of Durham who held the advowson until the Dissolution. [The Newcastle Diocesan Gazetteer (1982), page 93.]

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. Parish Records

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]


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Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections DDR/EA/PBT//2/91 Date: March 1760-1837 Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at FamilySearch Historical Records.

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.

Edlingham, St John the Baptist: Records of baptisms 1658-1916, burials 1658-1991 and burials 1658-1992 are available at Northumberland Collections Service. The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes baptisms 1658-1812 and marriages 1658-1812 for this parish, and Boyd's Marriage Index includes marriages 1658-1812 and banns 1751-1812. Transcripts of baptisms, burials and marriages 1658-1812 are available in the Local Studies Departments of Newcastle Central Library and Gateshead Central Library. A transcript of monumental inscriptions at Edlingham (microfiche TN83) 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.

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 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]

Alnwick 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]

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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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