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Thockrington

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"THOCKRINGTON parish comprises the townships of Bavington Little, Carrycoats, Sweethope, and Thockrington, and is bounded by the parishes of Kirk Whelpington, Kirkharle, and Chollerton. It is about four miles in length by two miles and a half in breadth, and comprises an area of 6,943 acres. Its population in 1801, was 182; in 1811, 158; in 1821, 201; in 1831. 203; in 1841, 193; and in 1851, 173 souls. The land in this parish is chiefly used for grazing purposes." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].

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Census

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

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History

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Thockrington 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.