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"INGRAM is a parish, comprising the three townships of Fawdon, Clinch, and Hartside; Ingram, Linop, and Greenshaw Hill; and Reavealey. It is bounded by the parishes of Alnham, Eglingham, Ilderton, and Whittingham, and comprises an area of 11,304 acres. The number of inhabitants in 1801 was l71; in 1811, 180; in 1821, 228; in 1831, 205; in 1841, 220; and in 1851, 198 souls. This district, which is very irregular, mountainous and picturesque is very thinly peopled, and is intersected by the river Breamish." [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) published by the may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Ingram area or see them printed on a map.


Church Records


Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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



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

Military Records

Lest We Forget
Ingram St Michael
14 Nov 1918   A. J. Turnbull, Private 84483 3rd Bn Northumberland Fusiliers [grave nr east boundary wall]
7 Dec 1940   Robert Holywell,  Guardsman 2659496 Coldstream Guards, age 23 son of Robert and Jane Scott Holywell of Branton

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Ingram 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.