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

Idle, Yorkshire Genealogy
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Morley
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union North Bierley PLU
Registration District Bradford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1788
Bishop's Transcripts: 1813
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pontefract
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office


Parish History

IDLE, a chapelry, in the parish of Calverley, union of Bradford, wapentake of Morley, W. riding of York, 3½ miles (N. by E.) from Bradford.  This township, which includes the village of Windhill, and the hamlets of Thackley, Thorpe, Simpson's-Green, Parkhill, Cross-Keys, Buckmill, and Wroose. There are places of worship for Independents, Baptists, and Primitive and Wesleyan Methodists.[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

Idle Holy Trinity chapelry registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

AC = Ancestry - (£)[2][3][4]
FS =
IDLE CHAPELRY (1696) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1788-1811 1788-1811 1788-1811 1788-1811 1788-1811 1788-1811
AC 1813-1910 1813-1910 1871-1935 1871-1935 1831-1965 1831-1965
FS 1760-1844



Idle St John chapelry registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

Idle St John Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1904-1910 1904-1910 1923-1935 1923-1935

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

To find the names of the neighbouring 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 date.

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 464258.

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.

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  1. Samuel A. Lewis,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 600-603 Date accessed: 26 October 2013.
  2. 'West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910,' Ancestry, accessed 12 May 2014.
  3. 'West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935,' Ancestry, accessed 12 May 2014.
  4. 'West Yorkshire, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985,' Ancestry, accessed 13 May 2014.


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