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Guide to York Minster, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|York Minster, Yorkshire|
|Poor Law Union||Not Applicable PLU|
|Parish registers: 1634|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1814|
|Rural Deanery||Not Applicable|
|Probate Court||Court of the Dean and Chapter of York; This cathedral has several associated courts not listed.|
|Location of Archive|
|Yorkshire Record Office|
YORK, a city and county of itself, having exclusive jurisdiction, and the head of a union, locally in the E. riding of York, of which it is the capital, 193 miles (N. N. W.) from London; containing 28,842 inhabitants. This link provides a listing of Parishes in the city.
York Cathedral, or otherwise known as York Minster, from ancient times (1136 A.D.) is known as St Peter with registers that commence from 1634-onward. Within the city proper--and within St Peter's boundaries, are the following ecclesiastical parishes and chapels by about 1870:
- All Saints, North-Street - 1574
- All Saints, Pavement - 1554 - united with St Peter the Little 1586
- All Saints in Peaseholm - demolished in 1586
- Holy Trinity, or Christ-church, King's-ct - 1616
- Holy Trinity, Micklegate - 1586
- Holy Trinity, Goodramgate - 1573
- St. Andrew - demolished in 1586; see also St Saviour
- St. Aidan -
- St. Crux - 1539
- St. Cuthbert - 1581 - FHL has Bts only from 1598
- St. Denis in Walmgate - 1558
- St. George - closed by 1644; see St Dennis
- St. Giles - 1586 united to St Olave
- St. Gregory - united to St Martin on Micklegate 1586
- St. Helen on the Walls - in 1549, united to St Cuthbert
- St. Helen Fishergate - united with St Lawrence 1586
- St. Helen, Stonegate - 1568
- St. John Hungate - closed by 1586
- St. John at Ousebridge-end - 1570
- St. John Delpike - united with that of Holy Trinity, Goodramgate in 17th C.
- St. Lawrence - 1606
- St. Maurice without Monkbar - 1626
- St. Margaret, Walmgate - 1578
- St. Martin, Coney-street - 1557
- St. Martin, Micklegate - 1539
- St. Mary Bishopshill Senior - 1598
- St. Mary Bishopshill Junior - 1602
- St. Mary, Castlegate - 1604
- St. Michael-le-Belfry - 1565
- St. Michael, Spurrier-gate, or Ouse-bridge - 1598
- St. Nicholas - 1600 - chapel to St Nicholas Hospital; closed by 1644
- St. Olave - 1538
- St. Paul - 1852 - see also St Mary Bishophill Senior
- St. Peter-le-Willows - see St Margaret, Walmgate
- St. Peter the Little - dissolved by 1549; united 1586 to All Saints Pavement
- St. Sampson - 1626
- St. Saviour - 1567
- St Stephen - closed by 1600
- St Thomas - 1855
- St. Thomas, the Archbishop of York -
- St. Wilfred - closed in 1585
- Acaster Melbis - 1631
- Acomb - 1634 - incorporated into the City of York by 1663; see also St Mary Bishophill-Senior, Holy Trinity Micklegate
- Clifton - 1867 - see also St Olave, Marygate
- Copmanthorpe - 1759 - see also St Mary Bishophill Junior
- Dringhouses - 1824 - also St. Mary-Bishophill-Senior, Holy Trinity-Micklegate, and Acomb parishes
- Heworth - 1869
- Naburn - 1653; was annexed to the rectory of St Dennis, York (City), which see
- Upper Poppleton - 1846
- Wells Hospital -
Noconformist places of worship as of 1870 included the following:
- Independents - 2 (chapels)
- Quakers 1 (chapel)
- Unitarians 1 (chapel)
- Wesleyan Methodist 4 (chapels)
- Primitive Methodist 3
- Wesleyan Association 1
- Wesleyan Reformers 2
- New Church 1
- Baptists 1
- New Connexion Methodist 2
- United Free Methodist 2
- Roman Catholic 4
Records from York Registration District held at York are included in the online index available at Yorkshire BMD for post 1837 events; view the coverage table to check progress on the availability of index search.
- Church of England marriages.
- Civil Marriages at register offices, or non-conformist churches where a registrar was required to be present at the ceremony.
- Authorised Person marriages. These cover the non-conformist places of worship which applied to keep their own registers as a result of the Marriage Act, 1898 (bringing them into line with Jewish and Quaker marriages which had this status since 1837). In such cases an 'Authorised Person' (usually the minister or priest) recorded the ceremony instead of the registrar. Earlier weddings in these places would be included with civil marriage registers.
A secondary index of Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these . There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD however this secondary index may omit the event and may not contain the detail of the Yorkshire BMD index
Online data content from chapelry registers of York Cathedral exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:
|BMI = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)|
|IARC = Archive.org|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|AC = Ancestry - (£)|
|HATH = HathiTrust.org|
|JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)|
|YORK CATHEDRAL (1685) Online 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 464294.
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.
- ↑ http://maps.familysearch.org/
- ↑ Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 719-742. Date accessed: 11 October 2013.
- ↑ 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' Origins.net (WayBack Machine), accessed 16 October 2014.
- ↑ 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 10 May 2014.
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