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Bothal St Andrew Northumberland
|Poor Law Union||Morpeth PLU|
|Parish registers: 1678|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1760|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Northumberland Record Office|
BOTHAL (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Morpeth, E. division of Morpeth ward, N. division of Northumberland; containing the townships of Ashington with Sheepwash, Bothal-Demesne, Longhirst, Oldmoor, and Pegsworth; There is a chaple at Hebburn, rebuilt in 1793; but the church of Sheepwash no longer exists.
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Bothal, Northumberland parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|BOTHAL PARISH Online Records|
Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections DDR/EA/PBT/2/39 1760-1843 Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at FamilySearch Historical Records; however images for this series of transcripts have not been loaded pending engineering work to reload the whole series.
The dates of the post-1760 transcripts have been noted in detail and sometimes only cover years. For most parishes in the collection there are gaps in the sequence of transcripts. It is advisable to consult the original parish registers for these years and events.
Bothal, St Andrew: Records of baptisms 1680-1980, marriages 1678-1986 and burials 1678-1898 are available at Northumberland Collections Service. The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes baptisms 1680-1812 and marriages 1678-1812 for this parish, and Boyd's Marriage Index includes marriages 1678-1812 and banns 1751-1812. Transcripts of baptisms 1680-1812 and marriages and burials 1678-1812 are available in the Local Studies Departments of Newcastle Central Library and Gateshead Central Library. A transcript of monumental inscriptions at Bothal (microfiche TN77) is published by Northumberland and Durham Family History Society and these records are also available in book form at Newcastle Central Library, Local Studies Department.
Longhirst, St John the Evangelist: Records of baptisms 1876-1914, marriages 1877-1966 and burials 1876-1931 are available at Northumberland Collections Service Bishops' Transcripts Reference number: DDR/EA/PBT/2/169
Date: October 1876-1884 are available to search free online at FamilySearch Historical Records.
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 438893.
Poor Law Unions
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Northumberland Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
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