Kyloe, Northumberland Genealogy

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Parish History

KYLOE, a parish, in the union of Berwick-upon-Tweed, in Islandshire, N. division of Northumberland, 5 miles (N.) from Belford; containing, with the townships of Beal with Lowlin, Berrington, Buckton, and Fenwick,[1]

Kyloe St Nicolas was created as a parochial chapelry in 1738 within the ancient parish of Holy Island, Northumberland An ancient chapel on the site since the 12th century was replaced in 1792. St Nicholas Kelloe includes Beal with Lowlin, Berrington, Buckton, Fenwick and Kyloe.


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.

Parish Records

Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections DDR/EA/PBT/2/162  1762-1836 Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at FamilySearch Historical Records. The designation "North Durham" appears in the transcript collection for Northumberland parishes prior to 1844.North Durham references in the Durham Bishop’s Transcripts collection 1700-1900

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.

Kyloe, St Nicholas: Records of baptisms 1682-1982, marriages 1675-1980 and burials 1674-1900 are available at Northumberland Collections Service. Baptisms 1682-1745, marriages 1675-1745 and burials 1674-1737 can also be seen at Tyne and Wear Archives Service.  Kyloe is not included in the IGI or in Boyd's Marriage Index. A transcript of monumental inscriptions at Kyloe (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.

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

Berwick 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 711-713.

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.