Alnham, Northumberland Family History Guide

Alnham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Unthank, Screnwood, Scrainwood, and Prendwick.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St Michael and All Angels

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1688
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1813

Adjacent Parishes

  • Kidland
  • Whittingham
  • Ingram
  • Alwinton with Holystone

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ALNHAM, a township and a parish in Rothbury district, Northumberland. The township lies near the source of Alne river, under the southern offsets of the Cheviots, 13 miles W of Alnwick r. station; and has a post office under Alnwick. Acres, 9,535. Pop., 119. Houses, 22. The parish includes also the townships of Prendwick, Unthank, and Screnwood. Acres, 12,389. Real property, £4,326. Pop., 295. Houses. 47. The property is divided among a few. Much of the surface is moor and mountain. A semicircular ancient camp 300 feet in diameter, with encircling double rampart and deep trench, occurs on a hill about a mile W of the village. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £200. Patron, the Duke of Northumberland. The church is cruciform and old. The parsonage was built in the time of Edward III., and restored in 1844, and includes a peel tower.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

Birth, Marriage, & Death Records – FamilySearch

England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
England Marriages, 1538–1973
BillionGraves Index
Find A Grave Index
World Miscellaneous Births and Baptisms, 1534-1983

Census Records – FamilySearch

England and Wales Census, 1861
England and Wales Census, 1881
England and Wales Census, 1871
England and Wales Census, 1841
England and Wales Census, 1851
England and Wales Census, 1911
England and Wales Census, 1901
England and Wales Census, 1891

Migration Records – FamilySearch

United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956

Military Records – FamilySearch

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Northumberland
  • Civil Registration District: Rothbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Durham
  • Rural Deanery: Rothbury
  • Poor Law Union: Rothbury
  • Hundred: Coquetdale
  • Province: York