Pontefract, Yorkshire Genealogy

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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" colspan="18" | <center>1544-1812 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2256 Ancestry] baptisms, marriages, and burials<ref>[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2256 West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1512-1812] at [http://www.ancestry.co.uk/ Ancestry] (£). Described as Pontefract, St Giles and St Mary. Partially indexed.</ref></center>
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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Knottingley and comprising the whole ancient parish of Pontefract to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the Pontefract page.<br>
  
 
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ 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.  
 
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ 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.  
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This ancient [[England Church Records|parish]] was created before 1813.&nbsp; Church of England records began in 1842.  
 
This ancient [[England Church Records|parish]] was created before 1813.&nbsp; Church of England records began in 1842.  
  
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.  
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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  ====

Revision as of 02:46, 15 November 2013

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Contents

Parish History

PONTEFRACT (St.Giles), a borough, market town, and parish, in the Upper division of the wapentake of Osgoldcross, W. riding of York; comprising the townships of Carleton, East Hardwick, Monkhill, Pontefract, and Tanshelf, and the chapelry of Knottingley; and containing 9851 inhabitants, of whom 4669 are in the borough, 23 miles (S.S. W.) from York, and 177½ (N. N. W.) from London. There are places of worship for the Society of Friends, Independents, Primitive Methodists, and Wesleyans, and a Roman Catholic chapel.[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 **Parish** 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
) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1588-1642, 1721-1910

1587-1909

1657-1903

JMI None
1585-1837

None
ANC (£) 1585-1651

1585-1651

1585-1651

HATH None

None

None

AO None

None

None

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

This ancient parish was created before 1813.  Church of England records began in 1842.

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 464267.


Genealogy

Neyt, E.  James Kersley, M.S.M. The Temperant Colour Sergeant.  Picture of the Kersley family, Pontefract. 1898 with names, and a history of the family.  The hampshire Family Historian, vol. XII,no.2, August 1985, pages 97-99. Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h v.12

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. 586-593. Date accessed: 23 October 2013.