Lesbury, Northumberland Genealogy

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

Lesbury, Northumberland
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St Marys Church Lesbury Northumberland
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bambrough
County Northumberland
Poor Law Union Alnwick
Registration District Alnwick
Records begin
Parish registers: 1689
Bishop's Transcripts: 1765
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]

LESBURY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Alnwick, partly in the S. division of Bambrough ward, and partly in the E. division of Coquetdale ward, N. division of Northumberland; containing, with the townships of Alnmouth, Bilton, Hawkhill, and Wooden, The church is a very ancient structure.[1]

Additional information:

Lesbury St Mary is an Ancient Parish and Alnmouth, Northumberland was formerly a chapelry of Lesbury. Other places in the parish include: Bilton, Hawkhill, Wooden, and Worden.

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]

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

FS PRs = FamilySearch Parish Registers - free[2]
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[3]


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1689-1930 1689-1837

Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections Reference number: DDR/EA/PBT/2/166 Date: 1765-1847 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.

Lesbury, St Mary: Records of baptisms 1690-1950, marriages 1689-1972 and burials 1691-1856 are available at Northumberland Collections Service. Bishops' Transcripts for the period 1765-1847 are deposited at Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections, Palace Green, Durham City. The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes baptisms 1690-1812 and marriages 1689-1812 for this parish, and Boyd's Marriage Index includes marriages 1689-1812 and banns 1751-1800. Transcripts of baptisms and burials 1690-1812 and marriages 1689-1812 are available in the Local Studies Departments of Newcastle Central Library and Gateshead Central Library

Alnmouth, St John the Baptist: Records of baptisms 1877-1903, marriages 1878-1901 and burials 1890-1904 are available at Northumberland Collections Service.

Nonconformist Records[edit | edit source]

Early Wesleyan Methodist chapels in this area belonged to Alnwick W.M. Circuit. Records for 1791-1837 can be seen at Northumberland Collections Service and are included on the IGI.
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 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]

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: 07 August 2013.
  2. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 19 January 2016.
  3. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.

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