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|Holy Island, Northumberland|
Parish Church of St Mary Holy Island2
|Poor Law Union||Berwick PLU|
|Parish registers: 1578|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1765|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Northumberland Record Office|
HOLY-ISLAND, anciently Lindisfarn (St. John the Evangelist), a parish, in the union of Berwick, in Islandshire, N. division of Northumberland, 5½ miles (N. by E.) from Belford, and 10 (S. E.) from Berwick. The church is a small neat edifice.
Holy Island is a parish comprising Holy Island, Fenham and Goswick on the Northumberland coast. The church of St. Mary the Virgin is an ancient parish.
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.
Records of baptisms 1578-1960, marriages 1578-1958 and burials 1578-1959 are available at Northumberland Collections Service.
Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections DDR/EA/PBT/2/139 1765-1868. The parish is historically recorded as North Durham until 1844 then as Northumberland. North Durham references in the Durham Bishop’s Transcripts collection 1700-1900
Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at Family Search Historical Records.
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.
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 241358.
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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