"NEWBURN, a parish in the west division of Castle Ward, and east division of Tindale Ward, is bounded on the north by Ponteland parish, on the west by Tindale Ward and Heddon-on-the-Wall, on the south by the river Tyne, and on the east by the parishes of Gosforth and St. John. It contains 11,566 acres, and the number of its inhabitants in 1801, was 4,142; in 1811, 3,993; in 1821, 4,166; in 1831, 4,582; in 1841, 4,156; and in 1851, 4,316 souls. This parish includes the townships of Black Callerton, Butterlaw, Dalton, East Denton, West Denton, North Dissington, South Dissington, Newbiggin, Newburn, Newburn Hall, Sugley, Throckley, Walbottle, and Whorlton East and West. A small portion of the township of Black Callerton, in the parish of Ponteland, containing two houses and nine persons in 1851, belongs to this parish. The Bishop of Carlisle is the owner of the tithes. This is a very fertile district, with a varied and beautiful surface. On the banks of the Tyne, in this parish, there are extensive iron works, coal staiths, brick and tile yards, chemical works, and other manufactories of various kinds." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].



  • Lemington then and Now,  George Nairn


  • The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN14) published by the https://www.ndfhs.org.uk/ may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.

Church Records


Civil Registration

  • This area is within Newcastle upon Tyne Registration District
  • Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be ordered by post.
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Description & Travel

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Historical Geography

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



  • The history of Newburn Parish is included in:- Northumberland County History Committee, History of Northumberland, Volume 13. Newcastle, A. Reid, 1930. (Available on fiche from Ancestral Indexes).


  • Newburn - Maps - links and information.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NZ149693 (Lat/Lon: 55.018124, -1.767854), Newburn which are provided by:


Military Records

24 August 1920  William Perry 2nd Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers, age 26 son of John and Mary Perry, husband of Margaret Perry, Store Street Lemingon [grave llU 719]
27 August 1916 Ernest Hardie Hodgson Private 24283 13th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers, age 19 son of John H and Isabell Hodgson Front Street Throckley [grave lllU 1574]
23 Oct 1919   M. Gray, Private 57967 8th Bn Yorks and Lancs Regiment, age 23  [grave 1.c.121]
19 Nov 1917  J. Elliott Stoker 1st Class SS/116610 (PO) RN HMS Victory II [grave II U 840]
21 Nov 1916   James Edward Hannant, Cpl 70120 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 11th Bn age 31 born Kyo Co Durham, son of Robert and Sarah Jane Hannant husband of Eleanor Hannant (nee Miller) of North Wallbottle [grave V.C. 3323]
8 Dec 1918  W. McGee,  Private 11922 14th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers, age 23  [grave 11 u 786]
8 Dec 1918   George Ramsey,  Private 45741 8th Bn Yorkshire Regiment, age 29 son of David and Margaret Ramsey of Westerhope [grave V.C 3110]
9 September 1942  William Cunnah Sergeant 4259667 Corps Military Police [grace Sec 2/1292]
16 August 1942  Ralph Brown W/O 2nd Class 4258671 4th Bn Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, age 46 son of John and Martha Brown,husband of Isabella Brown of Lemington [grave Sec 7/4140]
19 August 1944  Arthur Alan Young Pilot Officer 166218 RAF Volunteer Reserve, age 20 son of George L and Margaret Hilda Young of West Denton [grave Sec 7/3989
23 Oct 1944 Thomas Lawson, Sergeant 1590008 76 Squadron RAF Volunteer Reserve, age 20 son of Thomas William and Martha Lawson of Westerhope [grave 4595]
17 Nov 1945   Alfred Henry Bird, Sgt 535119 RAF, age 31 son of Andrew and Elizabeth Bird of Throckley [grave 7/4395]
25 Nov 1943   John Veitch Curry, Sgt 1567974 RAF Volunteer Reserve age 19 son of John Veitch and Margaret Jane Curry of Lemington [grave 4598]
Newburn St Michael
18 August 1915  Thomas Hepple  private 1330 Northumberland Fusiliers, age 18 son of Elizabeth Hepple of Laurie Street Throckley (and the late David Hepple) [grave NW Sec near Tower]
26 September 1944 Robert Coe Leading Aircraftsman 1388322 2792 Squadron RAF Volunteer Reserve, age 24 son of John George and Elizabeth Hannah Coe of Newburn [grave Sec A New ground]
8 Nov 1944   George Austin Marshall, Flight Leiutenant 60292 RAF Volunteer Reserve 264 squadron, age 30 son of George Henry and Priscilla Bendelow Marshall, husband of Julie Marshall of Coalville Leicestershire [grave B New part]
22 Nov 1945   James Davidson Nevin, Marine PO/X105139 Royal Marines No43 RM Commando, age 24 son of Thomas Henry and Agnes Nevin of Newburn [grave A]
Whorlton St John
25 July 1918  T W Young Private 89147 96th Field Ambulance Corps Royal Army Medical Corps. (born Gateshead) son of Mary Ann Porteous (formerly Young) of Widdrington and the late Andrew Young [grave I 19 3]
28 September 1914  Elliott Herdman Sapper 1181 Royal Engineers, age 19 son of Thomas F and Jane Herdman of Humshaugh [grave II 1.1]
14 October 1946  Ernest Parratt L/Sgt 1068929 13th Honorable Artillery Coy Regt Royal Horse Artillery, age 38 son of Benjamin and Laura Augusta Parratt, husband of Rachael Parratt of North Wallbottle
16 November 1918  John Edward Robson Private M2/080706 Army Service Corps, age 26 son of John and Ann Robson of Westerhope

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Newburn Parish was part of Castle Ward Poor Law Union. The Union Workhouse was located near the village of Ponteland. Some records are held at Northumberland Record Office, but these are of limited genealogical value.