Ovenden, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Revision as of 03:06, 7 February 2014

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Contents

Parish History

OVENDEN, a township, in the parish and union of Halifax, wapentake of Morley, W. riding of York; adjoining the town of Halifax. This township is included in the ancient parochial chapelry of Illingworth. There are places of worship for Wesleyans, Independents, Primitive Methodists, and Methodists of the New Connexion. [1]

Resources

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

AO = Archive.org
FS = FamilySearch.org
ANC = http://www.ancestry.com/ (£)
HATH = HathiTrust.org
JMI = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk
OVENDEN TOWNSHIP (1737) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1734-1840

1827

1767, 1784

JMI None
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ANC (£) None

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HATH None

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AO None

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

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 464262.

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

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 495-498. Date accessed: 23 October 2013.