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

Tankersley, Yorkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Staincross
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Wortley
Registration District Wortley
Records begin
Parish registers: 1598
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Doncaster
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

TANKERSLEY (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Wortley, wapentake of Staincross, W. riding of York; containing, with the chapelry of Wortley, 1802 inhabitants, of whom 812 are in Tankersley township, 5¼ miles (S.) from Barnsley. [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 parish registers of Tankersley exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

IARC = Archive.org
FS = FamilySearch.org
ANC = ancestry.co.uk (£)
HATH = HathiTrust.org
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)
TANKERSLEY PARISH (1729) Online Records


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FS 1729-1878






AC None



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

This ancient parish was created before 1813. Church of England records began in 1598.

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.

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.



  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 297-300. Date accessed: 16 October 2013.


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