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Chapel History

Austerfield (St Helena) is a chapelry of Bllyth Ancient Parish West Riding of Yorkshire. The township includes the hamlets of Brancroft and Finningley Park. There are denominations of Methodist and Primitive Methodists.[1][2]



Civil Registration

Primary registration of births, marriages and deaths took place at the Doncaster registration district has been 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. Marriages include

  • 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 records. 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

Church records

Online Records
AC = (£)
AO =
FMP = (£)
FS =
JMI = (£)
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[3]
AUSTERFIELD Chapelry (1653) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AO 1559-1812 (Gaps)[4] None 1560-1812 (Gaps)[5] None 1577-1812 None
FMP None None 1560-1812 None None None
FREG 1559-1812 None 1560-1812 None 1577-1812 None
FS 1559-1860 None 1563-1842 (Gaps)[6] None Add None
JMI None None 1560-1812 None None None

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.

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, nonconformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.

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 464275.

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


  2. Lewis, Samuel A., Topographical Dictionary of England, publ. London: 1831
  3. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  4. No entries for the years 1650-1652.
  5. No entries for the years 1620-1627, 1629-1632, 1645-1646, 1648, 1650-1652, 1753.
  6. Gaps 1565-1576, 1586, 1594-1596, 1602-1604, 1614-1637, 1647-1652, 1674-1681, 1685-1701, 1704-1715, 1717-1724, 1726-1729, 1732-1735, 1738-1741, 1744-1746, 1750-1753, 1757-1758, 1764-1766, 1777-1778, 1781-1785.


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