Longhoughton, Northumberland Genealogy

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

Longhoughton, Northumberland
Longhoughton Church 1836.JPG
Longhoughton Church 1836
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bambrough
County Northumberland, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Alnwick
Registration District Alnwick
Records begin
Parish registers: 1696
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 Archives

Parish History[edit | edit source]

HOUGHTON, LONG (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Alnwick, S. division of Bambrough ward, N. division of Northumberland; containing, with the townships of Little Houghton and Boulmer with SeatonHouse, The church, a plain structure, has a fine old tower with a beautiful Norman arch.[1]

Additional information:

The Ancient parish church of Longhaughton St. Peter and St. Paul dates from the Saxon era, although it was rebuilt in 1080 and now the only remaining Saxon stonework is seen in parts of the chancel and tower arches. During the 1080 rebuilding, a 44-foot (13 m) tower was added. This was for purposes of military defense, rather than religious use, and was used as such until the seventeenth century. Parish records go back as far as 1646.

Smugglers used to use the church as a distribution centre in the 1800s.

Nicholaus Pevsner mentioned the church favorably in his review of Northumbrian architecture.

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]

Longhoughton, 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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1646-1647, 1663-1863 1646-1647, 1663-1929
1646-1647, 1663-1877

Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections Reference number: DDR/EA/PBT/2/171 Date: 1765-1870 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.

Longhoughton, St Peter and St Paul: Records of baptisms 1646-1921, marriages 1696-1991 and burials 1696-1877 are available at Northumberland Collections Service.  The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes baptisms and marriages 1646-1812 for this parish, and Boyd's Marriage Index includes marriages 1646-1812 and banns 1751-1812. Transcripts of baptisms, burials and marriages 1646-1812 are available in the Local Studies Departments of Newcastle Central Library and Gateshead Central Library. A transcript of monumental inscriptions at Longhoughton (microfiche TN71) 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.

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]

Alnwick 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]

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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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