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"The most northerly county of England. It lies next to Scotland, on the German Ocean, and is bounded by Durham and Cumberland. It extends about 70 miles in length, and 50 in breadth; and contains 12 market towns, and 460 parishes. The air is not so cold as might be imagined from the latitude in which it lies; and the snow seldom lies long in Northumberland, except on the tops of the hills, some of which are above 2000 feet high. The soil is various; the eastern part being fruitful, having very good wheat and most sorts of corn, with rich meadows on the banks of the rivers; but the western part is generally barren, it being mostly heathy and mountainous. It yields lead; and is one of the most productive and best coal-fields in England. Iron and glass-works are its principal manufactories; and it has some fisheries. This county is well watered by rivers, the principal of which are the Tyne, Tweed, and Coquet. Alnwick is the county-town, but the largest and richest is Newcastle. Population, 250,278. It returns 8 members to parliament." [From Barclay's Complete and Universal English Dictionary, 1842]


Title Category Places Name Count Estimate
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1774-1846: Schwaben Creek  Birth, Marriage & Death USA; Pennsylvania; Northumberland 128,859
Durham, Northumberland, and Yorkshire Royal National Commercial Directory, 1855  Directories & Member Lists England 50,800
Northumberland History and Directory, 1855  Stories, Memories & Histories England; United Kingdom; Northumberland; Europe 17,017
Northumberland, England History  Stories, Memories & Histories England; United Kingdom; Northumberland; Europe 16,575
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1777-1854: Stone Valley Lutheran and Reformed Congregations  Birth, Marriage & Death USA; Pennsylvania; Northumberland 13,409
History and topography of Northumberland, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Centre, Union, Columbia, Juniata and Clinton Counties, Pa. : emb  Stories, Memories & Histories USA; Pennsylvania 9,639
Local records, or, Historical register of remarkable events, which have occurred in Northumberland & Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyn  Stories, Memories & Histories England; United Kingdom; Durham; Northumberland; Europe 7,191
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1851-92: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church  Birth, Marriage & Death USA; Pennsylvania; Northumberland 6,465
Northumberland County records, 1652-1655 : containing abstracts from Court order book no. 2, 20th Sept. 1652-20th Oct. 1655, Re  Stories, Memories & Histories USA; Virginia; Northumberland 2,448
Northumberland Co. record of births, 1661-1810  Stories, Memories & Histories USA; Virginia; Northumberland 2,380
Descendants of Ah Daughhetee, Daughhetee, Daughity, Doherty, O'Dogherty, etc., families : of Northumberland County, Virginia  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 1,921
Some account of the rise of the Society of Friends in Cornwood in Northumberland  Stories, Memories & Histories England; United Kingdom; Devon; Europe 1,190
A sketch of the male descendants of Josceline de Louvaine, the second house of Percy, earls of Northumberland, barons Percy, &c  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 748
Life of Sir Edward Widdrington, Knt., & Baronet of Cartington, in Northumberland  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 561
Early days in the vicinity of Northumberland and Bacon Hill.  Stories, Memories & Histories USA; New York; Saratoga 357
The Strothers of Alnwick, Bilton, and Newton on the Moor, Northumberland  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 323
Another appeal to the inhabitants and rate-payers of the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham: being a continuation of the history of the proceedings and financial transactions of the Counties Council from the year 1862 to 1866  Stories, Memories & Histories Canada 323


Northumberland Record Office has burial and grave records from several cemeteries in the county.

Tyne & Wear Archives Service has useful records from many cemeteries in in Tyne and Wear.

Newcastle Local Studies Library has a large collection of Monumental Inscriptions.



  • The Northumberland and Durham Family History Society. (The society publishes a quarterly journal, and meets at Gateshead, Durham, Hexham, Newcastle, Fenwick, Blyth, South Shields, and Sunderland, and has a London Branch which meets at the Society of Genealogists.)

  • The Felton and Swarland Local History Society:- Membership enquiries should be sent to:- Mr David Bradbrook, 2 Kenmore Road, Swarland, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 9JS, United Kingdom.

  • The Association of Northumberland Local History Societies


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