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Guide to Kirkhaugh, Northumberland family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Haltwhistle PLU|
|Parish registers: 1810|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1760|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Northumberland Record Office|
KIRKHAUGH, a parish, in the union of Haltwhistle, W. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 2½ miles (N. W. by N.) from AlstonMoor.
Kirkhaugh the Church of the Holy Paraclete . The Holy Paraclete is the Holy Spirit as embodied in the dove. “Paraclete” is translated from the Greek “paracletos” which means “the one who stands along side you to help you”. There is no other church in England bearing this dedication. The Church was designed by the rector, Octavius James, without the benefit of an architect in 1849 although it occupies a very ancient site and is mentioned in medieval writings. The 1851 census shows Octavius James and his family at Clarghyll Hall about two miles away from the Church but across the Ayle Bum in Cumberland.
Sadly Kirkhaugh lost both her rector and her records in a fire at Clarghyll Hall in 1898. Parish Records are therefore of limited use to those researching ancestors. The Bishop's Transcripts are therefore valuable due to the loss of material.
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.
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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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