|Type||Township, Civil parish|
|Located in||Northumberland, England|
|See also||Stamfordham, Northumberland, England||ancient parish in which it was a township|
|Tynedale Ward, Northumberland, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Castle Ward Rural, Northumberland, England||rural district of which it was part 1894-1955|
|Matfen, Northumberland, England||civil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Kearsley from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "KEARSLEY, a township in Stamfordham parish, Northumberland; 11 miles NE of Hexham. Population: 20. "
Kearsley was a township in the ancient parish of Stamfordham and became a separate civil parish in 1866. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed into the parish of Matfen.
Kearsley could not be found on Google Earth. The old Ordnance Survey maps (see below) locate the parish as bounded by Kirkheaton on the north, Ingoe on the east and south, and Ryal on the west.
- Northumberland Archives previously known as Northumberland Collections Service and Northumberland County Record Office. Now based within Woodhorn Museum in Ashington and providing free access to numerous records for local and family historians alike.
- Full postal address: Museum and Northumberland Archives, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF; Phone: 01670 624455
- There is a branch office in Berwick upon Tweed.
Categories: Northumberland, England | Kearsley, Northumberland, England | Stamfordham, Northumberland, England | Tynedale Ward, Northumberland, England | Castle Ward Rural, Northumberland, England | Matfen, Northumberland, England