"BRINKBURN is a parochial chapelry in the eastern division of Coquetdale Ward, and western division of Morpeth Ward, comprising the townships of Brinkburn High Ward, Brinkburn Low Ward, and Brinkburn South Side, whose united area is 3,377 acres. Its population in 1801, was 260; in 1811, 209; in 1821, 277; in 1831, 235; in 1841, 208; and in 1851, 225 souls. The soil in this district is generally fertile, and limestone and coal are found in considerable quantities. Brinkburn has been separated from the parochial chapelry of Long Framlington, with which it was returned prior to 1841." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].
Northumberland County Record Office holds copies of Census Returns 1841-1891 and provides a useful User Guide
Church of England Records.
- Brinkburn Priory, St Peter and St Paul: Records of baptisms 1865-1976, marriages 1867-1941 and burials 1874-1960 are available at Northumberland Record Office
- Bishops' Transcripts are included with those of Longframlington and are deposited at Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections, Palace Green, Durham City.
- Brinkburn Parish is not included on the IGI or in Boyd's Marriage Index.
- A transcript of monumental inscriptions at Brinkburn (microfiche TN78) 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.
- This area is within Northumberland North Second Registration District.
- Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be ordered from Northumberland County Council.
- The section of The National Gazetteer (1868) relating to this parish - transcribed by Colin Hinson.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Brinkburn to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Brinkburn has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- The history of Brinkburn Parish is included in:- Northumberland County History Committee, History of Northumberland, Volume 7. Newcastle, A. Reid, 1904.
- Brinkburn - Maps - links and information.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NZ122994 (Lat/Lon: 55.28876, -1.809011), Brinkburn which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- Brinkburn Parish was part of Rothbury Poor Law Union. The Union Workhouse was located in the town of Rothbury. Some records are held at Northumberland Record Office, but these are of limited genealogical value.
- Peter Higginbotham has provided details and maps of Rothbury Workhouse.