Berwick on Tweed St Mary, Northumberland Genealogy

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Parish History

St. Mary's Church, a Victorian Gothic structure, was built and consecrated in 1858 exactly 300 years after the old St. Mary's, which stood near the Scotsgate, was demolished at the time that the Elizabethan walls were constructed. St. Mary's served a fishing community which lived in the area called 'the Greens'. [The Newcastle Diocesan Gazetteer (1982), page 124.]

Parish Records

Berwick on Tweed St Mary, Northumberland Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS PRs = FamilySearch Parish Registers - free[1]
Berwick on Tweed St Mary, Northumberland Genealogy Online Parish Records


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Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections DDR/EA/PBT/2/26 November 1858-April 1869 Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at Record Search. The image collection has not yet been loaded to Record Search.

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.

Berwick, St Mary: Records of baptisms 1858-1988 and marriages 1860-1988 are available at Northumberland Collections[[]] and at Berwick Record Office. Bishops' Transcripts for the period 1858-1869 are deposited at Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections, Palace Green, Durham City.

Transcripts of monumental inscriptions at Berwick St Mary (microfiche TN74) and Berwick, Holy Trinity (microfiche TN92) are published by Northumberland and Durham Family History Society and these records are apparently also available in book form at Newcastle Central Library, Local Studies Department.
  1. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 19 January 2016.