Alnwick Poor Law Union, Northumberland Genealogy

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For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site:


Parishes in the union

Alnmouth, Northumberland

Alnwick, Northumberland

Alnwick St Paul, Northumberland

Edlingham, Northumberland

Eglingham, Northumberland

Embleton, Northumberland

Felton, Northumberland

Howick, Northumberland

Lesbury, Northumberland

Longhoughton, Northumberland

Rennington, Northumberland

Rock, Northumberland

Shilbottle St James, Northumberland

Warkworth, Northumberland


Surviving records at Northumberland Collections Service

Bastardy orders for Alnwick Union, 1841-1916 
Court of Petty Sessions of the Peace Microfilm of original records in the Morpeth Record office, Morpeth, Northumberland.
Morpeth Record Office no.: GAL 12 & 15

Bastardy orders register, 1852-1916; Application book, 1841-1843 FHL BRITISH Film
2193048 Items 4 -

Parish chest materials, 1768-1906 
Parish Church of Alnwick Microreproduction of originals at Northumberland Record Office, Gosforth.
The parish church was named for St. Michael, and the parish is commonly called Alnwick St. Michael to differentiate it from St. Paul's in Alnwick, which was established in 1846 as a chapelry.

Church rate books, 1786-1862. Lists residents of the parish and their assessments towards the relief of the poor. FHL BRITISH Film 1068692 Items 9-15
Church rate books, 1863-1882 -- Churchwarden's accounts, 1833-1906 -- Overseers' account books, 1768-1799. FHL BRITISH Film 1068693
Overseers' account books, 1785-1806. Alphabetical lists of payments to the poor. FHL BRITISH Film
1068694 Items 1-7
List of payments to the families of men in the militia and army reserves, 1804-1805. Includes list of payments to widows. Both lists in alphabetical order. FHL BRITISH Film 1068694 Item 8
Schedule book of recipients of charity payments, 1803 & n.d. In alphabetical order. FHL BRITISH Film
1068694 Items 9-10