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Darfield, Yorkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Strafforth and Tickhill; Staincross
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Barnsley PLU
Registration District Barnsley; Hemsworth
Records begin
Parish registers: 1628
Bishop's Transcripts: 1598
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Doncaster
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Guide to Darfield, Yorkshire family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.


Parish History

DARFIELD (All Saints), a parish, partly in the wapentake of Staincross, and partly in the N. division of that of Strafforth and Tickhill, W. riding of York; comprising the chapelry of Worsbrough, and the townships of Ardsley, Billingley, Darfield, Great and Little Houghton, and Wombwell. This parish is mainly situated on the river Dearne, and on the road from Barnsley to Doncaster. A chapel at Houghton is licensed by the archbishop. The chapel of ease at Wombwell has been considerably enlarged; the chapel at Worsbrough has been rebuilt, and a newchurch has been erected at Ardsley. There are places of worship for dissenters.[1]


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Online Records

Online data content from chapelry registers of Darfield exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

IARC = Internet Archive - free
FS = FamilySearch.org
ANC = ancestry.co.uk (£)
HATH = HathiTrust.org - free
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)
 DARFIELD PARISH (1598) Online Records


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FS 1598-1892






AC None



List of Chapelry's in this Parish

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Warrington-Padgate Christ Church and comprising the whole ancient parish of Darfield to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the DARFIELD PARISH page.

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes

This ancient parish (AP) was created before 1813.  Church of England Records began in 1628.

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 464275.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Yorkshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Adapted; Date accessed: 9 April 2013.


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