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Kirkwhelpington

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"KIRK WHELPINGTON is a parish, comprising the townships of Bavington (Great), Capheaton, Catcherside, Coldwell, Crogdean, Fawns, Hawick, Kirk Whelpington, and Whelpington (West). It is bounded by the parishes of Elsdon, Hartburn, Corsenside, and Thockrington, and comprises an area of 13,351 acres, The population in 1801, was 714; in 1811, 814; in 1821, 793; in 1831, 789; in 1841, 705; and in 1851, 679 souls. The township of Hawick was given to this parish in 1847, in exchange for the townships of Little Harle and West Harle, which were transferred to Kirk Harle parish. This extensive district consists principally of moorlands, which, however, afford excellent pasturage for sheep and cattle, and in some parts of the parish the soil is well suited for the purposes of the dairy The salubrity of the atmosphere in this part of the country is much celebrated, and instances of longevity are not at all uncommon." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].

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Census

  • Northumberland County Record Office hold copies of Census Returns 1841 - 1891 and provide a useful User Guide
  • The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN14 and CN20) Falstone, Thorneyburn, Greystead, Bellingham, Corsenbridge, Wark, Thockrington, Kirkharle, Elsdon (part), Kirkwhelpington and Birtley (PRO piece HO107/2417 folios 1-292) (Type A) (Book)
  • 1891 Census Northumberland – Kirkwhelpington (Corsenside, Redesdale, Birtley, Thockrington, West Harle, Kirkwhelpington, Coldwell, Kirkharle and Wark (PRO piece RG12/4253) (Type B) (Book) (Volume 63) BOTH published by the https://www.ndfhs.org.uk/ may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.

Churches

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Kirkwhelpington 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

  • The history of Kirkwhelpington Parish is included in:- Hodgson, J., History of Northumberland, Part 2, Volume 1. Newcastle, 1827. (Available on fiche from Ancestral Indexes).
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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Kirkwhelpington Parish was part of Bellingham Poor Law Union. The Union Workhouse was located in the town of Bellingham. Some records are held at Northumberland Record Office but these are of limited genealogical value.
  • Peter Higginbotham has provided details, a map and photographs of Bellingham Workhouse.