Ancestry.com. Northumberland, England History [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.Original data:
Bateson, Edward. A History of Northumberland, Volume 2. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Company, Limited, 1895. Hinds, Allen B. A History of Northumberland, Volume 3. Hexhamshire: Part I. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Company, Limited, 1896.
Northumberland is the northernmost county in England, located along the England-Scotland border. This database contains a history of the following parishes in Northumberland: Embleton, Ellingham, Howick, Long Houghton, and Lesbury. Items of interest that may be found in this history include pedigrees and genealogical information of prominent citizens, information on geological features, townships, and churches in each parish, and subsidy and muster rolls. This database also contains a history of Hexhamshire, an area that used to be its own county, but became part of Northumberland in 1571. Items discussed in the history of this ancient county include geology, agriculture, dialect, history of the regality, and the history of Hexham Borough. Although this collection contains some names of individuals from the past, this database would be primarily useful for learning more about the places in which your ancestors lived.