Sleights, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Sleights St John the Evangelist

Parish History

See also Eskdaleside, Yorkshire

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Eskdaleside cum Ugglebarnby like this:

ESKDALESIDE, or Sleights, a township-chapelry in Whitby parish, N. R. Yorkshire; on the river Esk, and on the Pickering and Whitby railway, 4 miles SW by W of Whitby. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Whitby, both of the name of Sleights. Acres, 3, 740. Real property, £3, 060; of which £420 are in quarries. Pop., 814. Houses, 164. Building-stone is worked; mineral springs occur; and alum is found. There was anciently a small cell here to Whitby abbey. The living is a p. curacy, united with the p. curacy of Ugglebarnby, in the diocese of York. Value, £329.* Patron, the Rev. T. Walker. The church was built in 1767. Charities, £55.


Civil Registration

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Church records

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Census records

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.

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