Bawtry, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Bawtry St Nicholas Doncaster Yorkshire.jpg

Chapel History

Bawtry (St Nicholas) a market-town and chapelry, in the parish of Blyth, union of Doncaster, wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, West Riding, Yorkshire. There are Independent and Wesleyan Methodist congregations in the town. [1]
Bawtry Methodist Chapel Doncaster Yorkshire.jpg

Civil Registration

Primary registration of births, marriages and deaths took place at the Doncaster registration district has been included in the online index available at Yorkshire BMD for post 1837 events; view the coverage table to check progress on the availability of index search. Marriages include

  • Church of England marriages.
  • Civil Marriages at register offices, or non-conformist churches where a registrar was required to be present at the ceremony.
  • Authorised Person marriages. These cover the non-conformist places of worship which applied to keep their own registers as a result of the Marriage Act, 1898 (bringing them into line with Jewish and Quaker marriages which had this status since 1837). In such cases an 'Authorised Person' (usually the minister or priest) recorded the ceremony instead of the registrar. Earlier weddings in these places would be included with civil marriage registers.

A secondary index of 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 however this secondary index may omit the event and may not contain the detail of the Yorkshire BMD index

Church records

Online Records

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

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  BAWTRY CHAPELRY (1812) Online Records


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FS 1812-1861



FMP (£) None



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. 

Deposited records at Nottinghamshire Archives Baptisms 1653-1960 Marriages 1653-1961 Burials 1654-1947
Nottinghamshire County Council
County Hall
West Bridgford
NG2 7QP telephone: 08449 808080 online

 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.

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.

Since the parish is in the diocese of Southwell it is necessary to search records of the Court of the Archdeaconry of Nottingham see Nottinghamshire Probate Jurisdictions, Parishes B-D for Blyth, Nottinghamshire

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. Wilson, John M., Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, publ. London & Edinburgh: 1870.