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

Skipton on Swale, Yorkshire
St John the Evangelist Skipton on Swale Yorkshire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Birdforth
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Thirsk PLU
Registration District Thirsk
Records begin
Parish registers: 1843
Bishop's Transcripts: 1843
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bulmer
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office


Parish History

Skipton on Swale St John the Evangelist was formed as an Ecclesiastical parish from Topcliffe, Yorkshire Ancient parish.

SKIPTON-BRIDGE, or Skipton-upon-Swale, a township and a chapelry in Topcliffe parish, N. R. Yorkshire. The chapelry was constituted in 1843. There is a Wesleyan chapel.[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 Topcliffe exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

IARC = Internet Archive - free
FS =
AC = (£)
HATH = - free
JOIN = - (£)
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1843-1872 None None
JOIN None None None
AC None None None
HATH None None None
AO None None None

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Skipton upon Swale and comprising the whole ancient parish of Topcliffe to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the Topcliffe 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.

Non Conformist Churches

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 464228.

Poor Law Unions

Thirsk Poor Law Union, Yorkshire

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. Date accessed: 16 October 2013.


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