Ponteland, Northumberland Genealogy
Guide to Ponteland, Northumberland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
St Marys church Ponteland Northumberland
|Poor Law Union||Castle Ward|
|Registration District||Castle Ward|
|Parish registers: 1602|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1762|
|Rural Deanery||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Northumberland Record Office|
PONTELAND (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and W. division of Castle ward, S. division of Northumberland; comprising the townships of BerwickHill, Little Callerton, Coldcoats, Darras-Hall, HighamDykes, Kirkley, Milburn, Milburn-Grange, Ponteland, part of High Callerton, and part of Prestwick. There is a place of worship for Scottish Presbyterians.
PONTELAND, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Castle Ward district, Northumberland. The village stands on the river Pont, 7 miles W of Dudley r. station, and 7½ N W of Newcastle; was formerly called Pont Island. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and an endowed school. The sub-district contains also 5 other parishes, and part of another.
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/2/207 Date: 1762-1844 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.
Ponteland, St Mary the Virgin: Records of baptisms 1602-1954, marriages 1602-1987 and burials 1602-1989 are available at Northumberland Collections Service. The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes baptisms 1602-1806 and marriages 1602-1812 for this parish and Boyd's Marriage Index includes marriages 1602-1812 and banns 1751-1812. Transcripts of baptisms, burials and marriages (1602-1812 incomplete) for Ponteland are available at Newcastle Central Library, Local Studies Dept. A transcript of monumental inscriptions at Ponteland (microfiche TN82 and TN88) 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.
- Northumberland Collections Service also has records of baptisms 1870-1923 and deaths 1899-1990 for Ponteland, St. Matthew (Roman Catholic).
- Early Wesleyan Methodist chapels in this area belonged to Newcastle West W.M. Circuit. Records for 1788-1837 can be seen at Northumberland Collections Service, Tyne and Wear Archives Service and are included on the IGI (listed as Brunswick Place or Orphan House).
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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