"FELTON, a parish, partly in the east division of Coquetdale Ward, and partly in the east division of Morpeth Ward, comprises the townships of Acton and Old Felton, Bockenfield, Elyhaugh, Eshott, Felton, Greens and Glantlees, Swarland, and Thirston East and West with Shothaugh. It is bounded by the parishes of Warkworth, Hebburn, Long Framlington, Alnwick, and Shilbottle, and comprises an area of 12,830 acres Population in 1801, 1,393; 1811, 1,409; in 1821, 1,491; in 1831, 1,576; in 1841, 1,585; and in 1851, 1,574 souls. The soil of this parish is various but chiefly incumbent upon strong clay, and is well suited for grain crops. There are some coal seams here, but they are not much worked." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].
- A History of Northumberland by John C Hodgeson volume 7 includes Felton 1840, reprinted 2016
- The Felton and Swarland Local History Society have published an Index of Monumental Inscriptions of the Felton District of Northumberland - also includes War Memorials and Rolls of Honour.
- Northumberland County Record Office holds copies of Census Returns 1841 - 1891 and provides a useful User Guide
- The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN24, CN31) Warkworth, Felton, Shilbottle and Lesbury (PRO piece HO107/2419 folios-275) (Type B) (Book) and Woodhorn, Widdrington, Ulgham, Warkworth (part), Bothal, Hebron & Felton (part) (PRO piece HO 107/2418 folios 461-641) (Type B) (Book) published by the https://www.ndfhs.org.uk/ may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.
- The Felton and Swarland Local History Society have published the following:
- Index of Census Returns Vol 1, 1841 - 1851
- Index of Census Returns Vol 2, 1861 - 1871
- Index of Census Returns Vol 3, 1881 - 1891
- 1851 census Index compiled by J and E Ward includes Felton available at the Local Studies Centre Newcastle City Library shelf number [L312]
- Felton - Church Records - links and information.
- Felton R C Baptisms 1792-1858 available at the Local Studies Centre Newcastle City Library shelf number [LRS]
- Full transcripts of the Bishops Transcripts for Felton Baptisms Marriages and Burials 1765 to 1800 can be found on the link below please scroll down list to the parish required
- This area is divided between Northumberland North 2nd Registration District (Superintendent Registrar, Register Office, 6 Market Place, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1HP) and Northumberland Central Registration District (Superintendent Registrar, Register Office, 94 Newgate Street, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1BU). Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be obtained from the addresses shown. If ordering certificates from a District Office, please note the following:
- The cost of a certificate is currently (from 1st April 2003) £ 7.00 - send a Sterling cheque payable to the Superintendent Registrar plus return postage or two International Reply Coupons;
- The G.R.O. (St Catherine's) Index references are of no value;
- For marriage certificates, the precise place of marriage must be given;
- Civil Registration in England and Wales began on July 1st 1837.
- The Northumberland Communities website includes pages relating to Felton. 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."
- The section of The National Gazetteer (1868) relating to this parish - transcribed by Colin Hinson.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Felton to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Felton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- The history of Felton Parish is included in:- Northumberland County History Committee, History of Northumberland, Volume 7. Newcastle, A. Reid, 1904. (Available on fiche from Ancestral Indexes).
- Felton - Maps - links and information.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NU161010 (Lat/Lon: 55.302448, -1.747599), Felton which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- 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.)
- Felton Parish was part of Alnwick Poor Law Union. The Union Workhouse was located at Bondgate Without, Alnwick. Some records are held at Northumberland Record Office but these are of limited genealogical value.
- Peter Higginbotham has provided details and photographs of Alnwick Workhouse.