- source: Family History Library Catalog
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Fairnley from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
FAIRNLEY, Farnlaws, or Farinley, a township in Hartburn parish, Northumberland; 12 miles WNW of Morpeth. Acres: 203. Population: 10. Houses: 2.
Fairnley was originally a township in the ancient parish of Hartburn, Northumberland. It became a separate civil parish in 1866, but in 1955 it was abolished and absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Rothley.
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