"DODDINGTON parish is bounded on the north by Lowick, on the west by Kirk Newton, on the south by Wooler, and on the east by Chatton. It contains 9,110 acres, and its population in 1801, was 734; in 1811, 887; in 1821, 865; in 1831, 903; in 1841, 941; and in 1851, 825 souls. It comprises the townships of Doddington, Earle, Ewart, Humbleton, and Nesbit, and is remarkable for its fertlity." [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  
  • The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN35)
  • 1891 Census Wooler (Doddington, Nesbit, Fenton, Ewart, Earle, Humbleton, Middleton Hall, North and South Middleton, Ilderton, Roseden, Roddam, Selbys Forest, Akeld, Woller, Chatton, Chillingham, Hepburn, Newton, East and West Lilburn, Old and New Bewick, Brandon, Wooperton, Branton, Fawdon and Clinch, Reavley, Linhope, Greenside Hill and Hartside) (PRO piece RG12/4271) (Type B) (Book) (Volume 81) BOTH  published by the https://www.ndfhs.org.uk/ may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.

Church History


Church Records

Church of England Records.
  • Doddington, St Mary and St Michael: Records of baptisms 1688-1956, marriages 1694-1991 and burials 1700-1973 are available at Northumberland Record Office
  • Bishops' Transcripts for the period 1765-1881 are deposited at Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections, Palace Green, Durham City.
  • The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes baptisms 1688-1812 and marriages 1697-1801 for this parish
  • Boyd's Marriage Index includes marriages 1701-1713, 1727-1812 and banns 1751-1812.
  • Transcripts of baptisms, burials and marriages 1688-1812 for Doddington are available at Newcastle Central Library, Local Studies Dept.
Adjacent Parishes.

Civil Registration

  • This area is within Northumberland North First Registration District.
  • Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be ordered from Northumberland County Council.

Description & Travel

  • The Northumberland Communities website includes pages relating to Doddington. They provide "a range of learning resource material that reflects Northumberland's heritage, providing a base for studying the County's history. The website provides a starting point for understanding the development of communities in Northumberland. It also seeks to illustrate the range of sources for family and local history research that are available via Northumberland Archives Service."
You can see pictures of Doddington which are provided by:




Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Doddington has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



  • The history of Doddington Parish is included in:- Northumberland County History Committee, History of Northumberland, Volume 14. Newcastle, A. Reid, 1935. (Available on fiche from Ancestral Indexes).


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NT982314 (Lat/Lon: 55.575852, -2.029659), Doddington which are provided by:


Military Records


Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Doddington Parish was part of Glendale Poor Law Union. The Union Workhouse was located in the town of Wooler. Some records are held at Berwick on Tweed Record Office but these are of limited genealogical value.
  • Peter Higginbotham has provided details and photographs of Glendale Workhouse.