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

Wawne, Yorkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Holderness
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Beverly
Registration District Beverley
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1598
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery North Holderness
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Chancellor of York with the Prebendal Jurisdiction of Laughton en le Morthen
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office


Parish History

WAGHEN, or Wawn (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Beverley, Middle division of the wapentake of Holderness, E. riding of York; containing 362 inhabitants, of whom 267 are in the township, 4 miles (S. E. by E.) from Beverley. This parish, including the hamlet of Meux or Meaux, comprises 5600 acres. [1]

This ancient parish (AP) was created before 1813. Church of England records began in 1653.

Wawne is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.
Other places in the parish include: Melsa and Meaux. Wawne Parish Records begin 1653 Bishops Trancrepts 1598 Non-Church of England denominations identified in Wawne include: Independent/Congregational and Methodist New Connexion.


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 Wawne exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

IARC = Archive.org
FS = FamilySearch.org
AC = Ancestry - (£)[2]
HATH = HathiTrust.org
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)
WAWNE PARISH (1707) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1707-1870

1707-1844, 1881



AC None



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

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 464222.

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. 429-432. Adapted. Date accessed: 14 October 2013.
  2. 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 10 May 2014.


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