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Kirknewton

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"KIRKNEWTON parish is bounded on the north by the parishes of Ford, Carham, and Branxton, on the west by Scotland, on tbe south by Coquetdale Ward, and on the east by Doddington and Wooler parishes. It comprises the townships of Akeld, Coldsmouth and Thompson's Walls, Coupland, Crookhouse, Grey's Forest, Heathpool, Howtell, Kilham, Kirk Newton, Lanton, Milfield, Newton West, Paston, Selby's Forest, and Yeavering, whose united area is 37,976 acres. Its population in 1801, was 1,406; in 1811, 1,472; in 1821, 1,701; in 1831, 1,674; in 1841, 1,726; and in 1851, 1,732 souls. The principal landowners are Sir William Davison, Sir F. Blake. Matthew Culley, Esq., George A. Grey, Esq., the Earl of Tankerville, ---- Morton, Esq., Percival Clennell, Esq., George Rea. Esq., Frank Sitwell, Esq., Lady Stanley, Johu Ord, Esq., Alexander Thompson, Esq., and Robert Thompson, Esq. This parish occupies an extensive but thinly populated tract, in the south-western part of Glendale Ward." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].

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Census

  • Northumberland County Record Office holds copies of Census Returns 1841 - 1891 and provides a useful User Guide  
  • The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN34 and CN35) published by the Northumberland and Durham Family History Society may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.
  • 1891Census Northumberland – Ford (Carham, Wark, Downham, Presson, Branxton, Ford, Etal and New Etal, Crookham, Kimmerston, Berryhill, Lowick, Bowsden, Barmoor, Holburn, Millfield, Crookhouse, Lanton, Coupland, Coupland, Howtell, Kilham, Paston, Coldsmouth and Thompsons Wall, Kirknewton, Westnewton, Yeavering, Hethpool and Greys Forest) (PRO piece RG12/4270) (Type B) (Book) (Volume 80) published by the Northumberland and Durham Family History Society may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.

Churches

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

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Church Records

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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.
     
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Description and Travel

  • Photographs of College Valley and Trowupburn from Les Bell's Northumberland Cam website.
  • The Northumberland Communities website includes pages relating to Howtel, Kirknewton and Milfield. 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."

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Gazetteers

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Click here for a list of nearby places.

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Historical Geography

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

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History

  • A history of the village of Kirknewton from the Northumberland National Park website.
  • A history of the village of Akeld from the Northumberland National Park website.
  • A history of the village of Hethpool from the Northumberland National Park website.
  • A history of the village of Kilham from the Northumberland National Park website.
  • A history of the village of Westnewton from the Northumberland National Park website.
  • The history of Kirknewton Parish is included in:- Northumberland County History Committee, History of Northumberland, Volume 11. Newcastle, A. Reid, 1922.
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Military Records

LEST WE FORGET
Kirknewton St Gregory
 
1 Nov 1918   T. N.Shell, L/Cpl 290960 1/4th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers age 23  [grave S.E. of Chancel]
6 Nov 1942   George Harry Neate, W/O 1st Class R/61198 Royal Canadian Air Force,  son of Harry Herbert and Emma Neate, Husband of Hazel Neate of Alberta Canada [grave 2]
10 Nov 1944   Anthony Bethune Ewart Rutherford, D.F.C. Flying Officer 174074 RAF Volunteer Reserve 182 squadron son of Robert Ewart and Marjorie Rutherford of Coltesloe W Australia [grave12]
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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Kirknewton 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.