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Holy Trinity Widdrington Northumberland
|Poor Law Union||Morpeth PLU|
|Parish registers: 1698|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1773|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Northumberland Record Office|
WIDDRINGTON, a parochial chapelry in the union, and E. division of the ward, of Morpeth, N. division of Northumberland, 8 miles (N. E. by N.) from Morpeth. The chapel had parochial limits so early as 1307. There is a place of worship for Presbyterians.
Widdrington Holy Trinity Parish was created in 1766 from a former chapelry in Woodhorn, Northumberland Ancient Parish and includes: Druridge, Dundridge, and Linton.
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.
Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections Reference number: DDR/EA/PBT/2/274 Date: 1773-1848 Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at FamilySearch 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.
Widdrington, Holy Trinity: Records of baptisms and burials 1698-1959 and marriages 1698-1975 are available at Northumberland Collections Service. The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes baptisms 1698-1875 and marriages 1698-1876 (with gaps) for this parish, and Boyd's Marriage Index includes marriages 1698-1741 and 1766-1781. Transcripts of baptisms 1698-1812, marriages 1698-1741, 1766-1781, burials 1698-1738, 1766-1812 and baptisms of dissenters 1754-1802 are available at Newcastle Central Library, Local Studies Dept. A transcript of monumental inscriptions at Widdrington (microfiche TN71) 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.
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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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