Redcar, Yorkshire Genealogy

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North Riding of Yorkshire

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

Redcar, Yorkshire
Redcar St Peter Yorkshire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Langbaurgh
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Guisborough
Registration District Guisbrough
Records begin
Parish registers: 1832
Bishop's Transcripts: 1832
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Cleveland
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

Redcar St Peter is and Ecclesiastical parish in Cleveland in the north Riding of Yorkshire, created in 1830 from Marske in Cleveland Ancient Parish.

REDCAR, a chapelry, partly in the parish of Upleatham, but chiefly in that of Marsk, union of Guisborough, E. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh, N. riding of York, 7 miles (N.) from Guisborough. There are places of worship for Primitive Methodists and Wesleyans.[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. Here are two important websites with birth, marriages, and deaths for Redcar. There are:

  1. FreeBMD.
  2. Tees Valley Indexes to BMDs

Church records

Online Records

Online data content from chapelry registers of Redcar exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

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AC = Ancestry - (£)[2]
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REDCAR CHAPELRY (1857) Online Records


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FS 1832-1878




AC None



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

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 464233.

Poor Law Unions

Guisborough Poor Law Union, Yorkshire

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

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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 645-652. Date accessed: 25 October 2013.
  2. 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 10 May 2014.