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"MITFORD, a parish partly in the west division of Morpeth Ward, and partly in the west division of Castle Ward, comprehends the townships of Benridge, Edington, High and Low Highlaws, Mitford, Molesdon, Newton Park, Newton Underwood, Nunriding, Pigdon, Spittle Hill, and Throphill. It is bounded by the parishes and chapelries of Long Horsley, Hartburn, Meldon, Whalton, Morpeth, and Hebron, and comprises an area of 9,595 statute acres. The population in 1801, was 676; in 1811, 630; in 1821, 625; in 1831, 701; in 1841, 733; and in 1851, 700 souls. This district possesses rich and fertile soil, and is well watered by the rivers Font and Wansbeck." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].



  • "The Diaries of William Brewis of Mitford,Morpeth" by J.Foster & Dr M.Smith ISBN 978-0-9538443-8-8. Wagtail Press


  • Northumberland County Record Office holds copies of Census Returns 1841 - 1891 and provides a useful User Guide
  • The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN21) Hartburn, Netherwitton, Longhorsley, Hebron, Mitford and Meldon (PRO piece HO107/2418 folios 1-145) (Type B) (Book) 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 Mitford area or see them printed on a map.


Church Records


Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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  • The history of Mitford Parish is included in:- Hodgson, J., History of Northumberland, Part 2, Volume 2. Newcastle, 1832. (Available on fiche from Ancestral Indexes).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Mitford Parish was part of Morpeth Poor Law Union. The Union Workhouse was located in Newgate Street, Morpeth. Some records are held at Northumberland Record Office but these are of limited genealogical value.
  • Peter Higginbotham has provided details, a map and photograph of Morpeth Workhouse.