Ramshope, Northumberland Genealogy

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Northumberland Parishes

Guide to Ramshope, Northumberland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Ramshope, Northumberland
Type Extra-parochial
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Coquetdale
County Northumberland
Poor Law Union Bellingham
Registration District Bellingham
Records begin
Parish registers: For records see surrounding parishes
Bishop's Transcripts: For records see surrounding parishes
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not Applicable
Diocese Not Applicable
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
Location of Archive
Northumberland Record Office

Parish History

RAMSHOPE, an extra-parochial district, in the union of Bellingham, S. division of Coquetdale ward, N. division of Northumberland, 16¼ miles (N. N. W.) from Bellingham.[1]

Additional information:

Ramshope is an extra-parochial place and chapelry. Search surrounding parishes for records and information. Byrness, Northumberland is an adjacent parish. Ramshope is adjacent to the Scottish border.


Civil Registration

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.

Church Records

Census 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

Bellingham Poor Law Union, Northumberland

Probate records

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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  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 11 August 2013.
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