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|Hundred||Staincliff and Ewcross|
|Poor Law Union||Clitheroe PLU|
|Registration District||Clitheroe; Settle|
|Parish registers: 1558|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1600|
|Diocese||Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon|
|Probate Court||Court of the Peculiar of St Leonard's Hospital, York|
|Location of Archive|
|Yorkshire Record Office|
GISBURN (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Clitheroe, W. division of the wapentake of Staincliffe and Ewcross, W. riding of York, 10½ miles (W. by S.) from Skipton; comprising the townships of Gisburn, Gisburn-Forest, Horton, Middop, Nappa, Newsholme, Paythorne, Rimmington, and Swinden. There is a chapel at Tosside, dedicated to St. Bartholomew; and the Wesleyans and Independents have places of worship.
GISBURN-FOREST, a township, in the parish of Gisburn, union of Clitheroe, W. division of the wapentake of Staincliffe and Ewcross, W. riding of York, 8 miles (S.) from Settle; containing 372 inhabitants.
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.
Online data content from chapelry registers of Gisburn 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 - (£)|
|GISBURN PARISH (1558) Online Records|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Warrington-Padgate Christ Church and comprising the whole ancient parish of Gisburn to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the GISBURN 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 1558.
Parish registers for Gisburn, 1558-1900 Microfilm copy of original records housed in the Lancashire Record Office, Preston, Lancashire.Text in Latin and English.
Lancashire Record Office no. PR 3432/1/1 - PR 3432/1/9, PR 3432/1/11 - PR 3432/1/18, PR 3432/4/1 - PR 3432/4/2
Bishop's transcripts for Gisburn, 1600-1865 Microfilm of original records in the Borthwick Institute, York, and the West Yorkshire Archive Service, Sheepscar.
Includes entries for Tosside intermixed with Gisburn records for the following years: 1749-1753, 1774-1776, 1787-1788.
Includes some Latin.
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 464272.
Stott, Brian: A Lancashire Family; Banks of Bridge End, Rimington. History and family tree of William Banke, and Sara wikinson 1716-1873 with the following surnames; Peel, Boardman, Bilsborough, Bond, Cook, Hague, Metcalfe, Smethurst, Latham, Duckworth, Nutter, Corsdale, Clarke, Brigg, Rawlinson, Slater, Wilson, Wilkinson, and Dixon. Article in Lancahsire Family History and Heraldry Soc. Magazine, vol. 10. no.4. pages 23-28 FHL Ref.942.72 B2r
Poor Law Unions
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.
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