Rothbury, Northumberland Genealogy

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

Rothbury, Northumberland
All Saints Church Rothbury.jpg
All Saints Church Rothbury
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Coquetdale
County Northumberland, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Rothbury
Registration District Rothbury
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1760
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Rothbury
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]

ROTHBURY (All Saints), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the W. division of Coquetdale ward, N. division of Northumberland. Independents have a place of worship.[1]

Additional information:

Rothbury is an Ancient Parish and includes: Bankhead, Newtown near Alnwick, Paperhaugh, Pauperhaugh, Raw, Rye Hall, Rye-Hill, Sandylands, Snitter, Thropton, Warton, Whitton, Wreigh Hill, Wreighill, Bickerton, Caistron, Cartington, Cartington with Bankhead and Sandylands, Debdon, Fallowlees, Flotterton, Great Tosson and Rye Hill, Great Tosson and Ryehill, Hellinghill, Hepple, Hepple Demesne, Hesley Hurst, Hesleyhurst, High and Low Trewhitt, Holdinghill, Hollinghill, Lee Ward, Little Tosson, Mount Healey, Newton, and Newtown.

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]

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

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


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PRTs 1840-1856

Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections Reference number: DDR/EA/PBT/2/212 Date: 1760-1831
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.

Rothbury, All Saints: Records of baptisms 1653-1916, marriages 1653-1965 and burials 1653-1970 are available at Northumberland Collections Service. The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes baptisms 1653-1812 and marriages 1653-1812 for this parish, and Boyd's Marriage Index includes marriages 1653-1812. Transcripts of baptisms 1653-1812, marriages 1658-1812 and burials 1654-1812 are available in the Local Studies Departments of Newcastle Central Library and Gateshead Central Library. A transcript of monumental inscriptions at Rothbury (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

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

Thropton, Northumberland Online Parish Records


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PRTs 1799-1837
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]

Rothbury 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 11 August 2013.
  2. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 19 January 2016.

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