Rennington, Northumberland Genealogy

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

Rennington, Northumberland
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bambrough
County Northumberland
Poor Law Union Alnwick
Registration District Alnwick
Records begin
Parish registers: 1768
Bishop's Transcripts: 1768
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Alnwick
Diocese Durham
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Northumberland Record Office

Parish History

RENNINGTON, a chapelry, in the parish of Embleton, union of Alnwick, S. division of Bambrough ward, N. division of Northumberland, 3¾ miles (N. E. by N.) from Alnwick. The chapel, dedicated to All Saints.[1]


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

Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections Reference number: DDR/EA/PBT/2/210 Date: 1768-1847 Related material at DULASC: A transcript for March 1773 to March 1774 survives with the visitation papers for Rennington, reference DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774/11/1. 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. Rennington, All Saints: Records of baptisms 1765-1975, marriages 1769-1982 and burials 1769-1992 are available at Northumberland Collections Service. The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes baptisms 1768-1812 and marriages 1769-1779 for this parish, and Boyd's Marriage Index includes marriages 1769-1775. Transcripts of baptisms 1768-1814, marriages 1769-1779 and burials 1769-1812 for Rennington are available at Newcastle Central Library, Local Studies Dept. A transcript of monumental inscriptions at Rennington (microfiche TN74) 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

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

Alnwick 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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