Alnwick St. Michael marriages 1782-1812

1,083 marriages at Alnwick St. Michael on the east coast of Northumberland, from the beginning of 1782 to the end of 1812. We now have all the marriages at this church from 1782 to 1853 inclusive.

This data set also includes banns that were called at Alnwick between 1782 and 1812, but the couple did not marry there. If the record-keeping in the parish in which they did marry was sloppy or a disaster later befell the parish register, sometimes the banns are the only record of a marriage, or at least the intent to marry.

Abodes mentioned besides Alnwick and Denwick include the nearby parishes or chapelries of Bamburgh, Belford, the confusingly similar Edlingham, Eglingham, and Ellingham, Embleton, Felton, Gateshead, Hexham, Howick, Lesbury, Longhoughton, Morpeth, Newcastle, Rothbury, Shilbottle, Tynemouth, Ulgham, Warkworth, Whittingham, and Wooler.

Sample marriages:

  • 9 Oct 1782 John Ferriar (of the parish of Stockton in the county of Durham) married Barbara Gair (of this parish), by licence
    Witnesses: Martha Burrell; Jane Catherine Gair; Elizabeth Lambton; Elizabeth Ferriar; Thomas Ilderton
  • 11 Jun 1797 John McPherson (widower, age 77, of this parish) married Margaret Towson (widow, age 62, of this parish), by banns
    Witnesses: Nichles Forster; James Taylor; Thomas Patterson
  • 4 Apr 1809 John Allan (bachelor, of this parish) married Hannah Scotland (spinster, a minor with consent of guardians, of this parish), by licence
    Witnesses: Catherine Davis; Joseph Daglish

Sample banns publication:

  • 28 Jun 1812 Ralph Turnbull (widower, of this parish) & Catherine Murray (spinster, of the parish of Embleton), [date is last banns publication date]