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LESBURY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Alnwick, partly in the S. division of Bambrough ward, and partly in the E. division of Coquetdale ward, N. division of Northumberland; containing, with the townships of Alnmouth, Bilton, Hawkhill, and Wooden, The church is a very ancient structure.
Lesbury St Mary is an Ancient Parish and Alnmouth, Northumberland was formerly a chapelry of Lesbury. Other places in the parish include: Bilton, Hawkhill, Wooden, and Worden.
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.
Lesbury, Northumberland parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|LESBURY PARISH Online Records|
Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections Reference number: DDR/EA/PBT/2/166 Date: 1765-1847 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.
Lesbury, St Mary: Records of baptisms 1690-1950, marriages 1689-1972 and burials 1691-1856 are available at Northumberland Collections Service. Bishops' Transcripts for the period 1765-1847 are deposited at Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections, Palace Green, Durham City. The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes baptisms 1690-1812 and marriages 1689-1812 for this parish, and Boyd's Marriage Index includes marriages 1689-1812 and banns 1751-1800. Transcripts of baptisms and burials 1690-1812 and marriages 1689-1812 are available in the Local Studies Departments of Newcastle Central Library and Gateshead Central Library
Alnmouth, St John the Baptist: Records of baptisms 1877-1903, marriages 1878-1901 and burials 1890-1904 are available at Northumberland Collections Service.
Early Wesleyan Methodist chapels in this area belonged to Alnwick W.M. Circuit. Records for 1791-1837 can be seen at Northumberland Collections Service and are included on the IGI.
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Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 438884. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) has all available census records including images, and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and some public and academic libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk ($) has now all available census records but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and at numerous public and academic libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk ($) has all available censuses and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
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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