"HOWICK parish is bounded on the north and west by Embleton, on the south by Long Houghton, and on the east by the German Ocean. It comprises an area of 1,692 acres, and its rateable value is £2,481. Population in 1801, 184; in 1811, 214; in 1821, 234; in 1831, 208; in 1841, 242; and in 1851, 315 souls. This parish possesses no dependent townships, and its soil is rich, fertile and well cultivated." [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 CN33) Embleton, Edlington, Whittingham, Eglingham (part), Longhoughton, Howick and Ellingham (PRO piece HO107/2419 folios 564-820) (Type B) (Book) published by the https://www.ndfhs.org.uk/ may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.

Church Records

Church of England Records.
  • Howick, St Michael and All Angels: Records of baptisms 1678-1995, marriages 1686-1991 and burials 1686-1995 are available at Northumberland Record Office
  • Bishops' Transcripts for the period 1763-1874 are deposited at Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections, Palace Green, Durham City.
  • The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes baptisms 1679-1814 and marriages 1686-1812 for this parish
  • Boyd's Marriage Index includes marriages 1686-1812 and banns 1754-1812.
  • Transcripts of baptisms 1678-1812 and marriages and burials 1686-1812 are available at Newcastle Central Library, Local Studies Dept. A transcript of monumental inscriptions at Howick (microfiche TN71) 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.
Adjacent Parishes.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

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Historical Geography

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





You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NU246179 (Lat/Lon: 55.45447, -1.612672), Howick which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Howick 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.