Stamfordham, Northumberland Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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


Stamfordham, Northumberland
St Mary's Stamfordham Northumberland.jpg
St Mary's Stamfordham Northumberland
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Tindale
County Northumberland
Poor Law Union Castle Ward
Registration District Castle Ward
Records begin
Parish registers: 1662
Bishop's Transcripts: 1769
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Corbridge
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]

STAMFORDHAM (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Castle ward, N. E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 12½ miles (W. N. W.) from Newcastle-upon-Tyne; There is a place of worship in the village for Presbyterians, at Matfen one for Wesleyans, and at Cheeseburn-Grange one for Roman Catholics.[1]

Additional information:

Stamfordham St Mary the Virgin is an extensive Ancient Parish which includes includes Bitchfield, Black-Heddon, Cheeseburn Grange, Fenwick, Hawkwell, Heugh, Ingoe, Kearsley, Matfen (East), Matfen (West), Nesbit, Ouston, Ryal, and Wallridge. It is bounded on the north by Bolam, on the west by St. John Lee and Halton, on the south by Corbridge and Ovingham, and on the east by Heddon-on-the-Wall and Newburn.

The church, erected about the 13th century, is in the early English style, and stands west of the market-cross; the chancel was built by the Fenwicks, of Fenwick Tower, and contains several monumental inscriptions to that family and the Swinburnes.

Ryall became a chapel of ease; and Holy Trinity Matfen, Northumberland was formed from the parish.

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]

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

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

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs

1865-2005

Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections Reference number: DDR/EA/PBT/2/238 Date: 1769-1836  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.

Stamfordham, St Mary the Virgin: Records of baptisms 1662-1978, marriages 1662-1962 and burials 1662-1865 are available at Northumberland Collections Service. The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes baptisms 1662-1812 and marriages 1727-1812 for this parish, and Boyd's Marriage Index includes marriages 1662-1812 and banns 1754-1812. Transcripts of baptisms 1662-1812, marriages 1662-1704 and 1727-1812 and burials 1662-1812 for Stamfordham are available at Newcastle Central Library, Local Studies Dept.

Matfen, Holy Trinity: Records of baptisms 1844-1974, marriages 1846-1979 and burials 1845-1972 are available at Northumberland Collections Service.

A transcript of monumental inscriptions at Stamfordham, Ryal and Matfen (microfiche TN87) 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.

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

Matfen, Northumberland Online Chapelry Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs

1845-1972

Nonconformist Records[edit | edit source]

  •  Cheeseburn Grange, St Francis Xavier (Roman Catholic): Records of baptisms 1775-1863, marriages 1787-1906 and deaths 1783-1797 are available at Northumberland Collections Service. The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes births/baptisms 1775-1840 and some marriages. Transcripts of baptisms 1775-1840 and deaths 1786-1797 are available at Newcastle Central Library, Local Studies Dept.
  •  Stamfordham (Presbyterian): Records of births/baptisms 1754-1896 are available at Northumberland Collections Service. The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes births/baptisms 1754-1875.

FamilySearch Historical Records includes England, Durham Diocese, Marriage Bonds and Allegations (FamilySearch Historical Records) | bgcolor="#ffffcc" |

| bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" |

Baptisms

| bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" |

Marriages

| bgcolor="#ccffff" colspan="2" |

Burials

|- | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Indexes | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Images | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | Indexes | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | Images | bgcolor="#ccffff" | Indexes | bgcolor="#ccffff" | Images |- | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | FS PRs | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | 1538-1950 | bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | 1538-1950 | bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | 1538-1950 | bgcolor="#ccffff" |
|- | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | FS Marr | bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | 1692-1900 | bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
|- | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | FS BTs | bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | 1639-1919 | bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | 1639-1919 | bgcolor="#ccffff" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | 1639-1919 |- | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | FS Misc | bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | 969-2007 | bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | 969-2007 | bgcolor="#ccffff" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | 969-2007 |- | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | FS | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | 1538-1975 | bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | 1538-1973 | bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | 1538-1991 | bgcolor="#ccffff" |
|- | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | FREG | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | 1538-1900s | bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | 1538-1900s | bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | 1538-1900s | bgcolor="#ccffff" |
|- | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | FMP | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | 1538-1990 | bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | 1538-1989 | bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | 1538-2000 | bgcolor="#ccffff" |
|- | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | TGEN | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | 1700s-1800s | bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | 1700s-1800s | bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | 1700s-1800s | bgcolor="#ccffff" |
|- | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | JOIN | bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | 1538-1837 | bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
|- | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | BOYD | bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | 1538-1850 | bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
|- | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | NBI | bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | 1574-1991 | bgcolor="#ccffff" |
|- | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | IGI | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | | bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | | bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
|- | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | FS Catalog PRs | bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | | bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | | bgcolor="#ccffff" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | |- | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | FS Catalog BTs | bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | | bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | | bgcolor="#ccffff" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | |}

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

Matfen Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1538-1950
1538-1950
1538-1950
FS Marr

1692-1900


FS BTs
1639-1919
1639-1919
1639-1919
FS Misc
969-2007
969-2007
969-2007
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FREG 1538-1900s
1538-1900s
1538-1900s
FMP 1538-1990
1538-1989
1538-2000
TGEN 1700s-1800s
1700s-1800s
1700s-1800s
JOIN

1538-1837


BOYD

1538-1850


NBI



1574-1991
IGI



FS Catalog PRs


FS Catalog BTs


To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records are also available at the Northumberland Archives.

Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections Reference number: DDR/EA/PBT/2/238 Date: 1769-1836.

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.

Stamfordham, St Mary the Virgin: Records of baptisms 1662-1978, marriages 1662-1962 and burials 1662-1865 are available at Northumberland Collections Service. The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes baptisms 1662-1812 and marriages 1727-1812 for this parish, and Boyd's Marriage Index includes marriages 1662-1812 and banns 1754-1812. Transcripts of baptisms 1662-1812, marriages 1662-1704 and 1727-1812 and burials 1662-1812 for Stamfordham are available at Newcastle Central Library, Local Studies Dept.

Matfen, Holy Trinity: Records of baptisms 1844-1974, marriages 1846-1979 and burials 1845-1972 are available at Northumberland Collections Service.

A transcript of monumental inscriptions at Stamfordham, Ryal and Matfen (microfiche TN87) 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.

Nonconformist Records[edit | edit source]

  •  Cheeseburn Grange, St Francis Xavier (Roman Catholic): Records of baptisms 1775-1863, marriages 1787-1906 and deaths 1783-1797 are available at Northumberland Collections Service. The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes births/baptisms 1775-1840 and some marriages. Transcripts of baptisms 1775-1840 and deaths 1786-1797 are available at Newcastle Central Library, Local Studies Dept.
  •  Stamfordham (Presbyterian): Records of births/baptisms 1754-1896 are available at Northumberland Collections Service. The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes births/baptisms 1754-1875.

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]

Castle Ward 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]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Date accessed: 13 August 2013.
  2. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 19 January 2016.

References[edit | edit source]

Add any relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.