Ellingham Northumberland Family History Guide

Ellingham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northumberland.

Other places in the parish include: South Charlton, Preston near Alnwick, Preston, North Charlton, Doxford, and Chathill.

Parish church: St. Maurice

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1695
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1764

Nonconformists include: Methodist New Connexion and Roman Catholic.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Eglingham
  • Alnwick
  • Bamburgh
  • Embleton
  • Rock

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ELLINGHAM, a township in Belford district, and a parish partly also in Alnwick district, Northumberland. The township lies 2 miles WSW of Chathill r. station, and 6½ SSE of Belford; and has a post office under Chathill. Acres, 3,109. Pop., 280. Houses, 46. The parish contains also the townships of Chathill, Preston, Doxford, North Charlton, and South Charlton. Acres, 9,124. Real property, £8,790; of which £40 are in mines. Pop., 813. Houses, 157. The property is divided among a few. Ellingham Hall is the seat of Sir John Haggerston, Bart. The manor belonged, in the time of Henry III., to Ralph de Gangy. Coal and limestone occur. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £538. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church dates from the 12th century; and was recently rebuilt. The p. curacy of South Charlton is a separate benefice.

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


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Chathill, a township in Ellingham parish, Northumberland; on the Northeastern railway, 8 ½ miles N. of Alnwick. It has a station on the railway and a head post-office. Acres, 349. Pop., 55. Houses, 11.

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

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