Meldon, Northumberland Genealogy
Guide to Meldon, Northumberland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
DownloaMeldon Northumberland St John
|Poor Law Union||Morpeth|
|Parish registers: 1706|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1769|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Northumberland Record Office|
MELDON (St. John the Evangelist), a parish, in the union of Morpeth, W. division of Castle ward, S. division of Northumberland, 6½ miles (W. S. W.) from Morpeth.
St John the Baptist, Meldon 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.
Meldon parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)|
|MELDON PARISH Online Records|
Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections Reference number: DDR/EA/PBT/2/177 Date: 1769-1835
Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at FamilySearch Historical Records however engineers have not yet downloaded images for this parish.
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.
Meldon, St John the Baptist: Records of baptisms 1706-1908, marriages 1727-1939 and burials 1716-1812 are available at Northumberland Collections Service. The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes baptisms 1706-1812 for this parish, and Boyd's Marriage Index includes marriages 1727-1812 and banns 1751-1812. Transcripts of baptisms 1706-1812, marriages 1727-1812 and burials 1716-1812 are available in the Local Studies Departments of Newcastle Central Library and Gateshead Central Library. A transcript of monumental inscriptions at Meldon (microfiche TN76) 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.
FamilySearch Historical Records includes England, Durham Diocese, Marriage Bonds and Allegations (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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.
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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