Bradfield, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Chapel History

BRADFIELD (St Nicholas), a village, two hamlets, a township, a chapelry, and a subdistrict, in Ecclesfield parish, West Riding, Yorkshire, 6¾ miles (N. W. by W.) from Sheffield; The hamlets are Nether-Bradfield and Bradfield-Dale. The township includes also the hamlets or divisions of Bolsterstone, Brightholmlee, Dungworth, Fairest-Green, Holdsworth, Midhope, Moorwood, Onesacre, OughtyBridge-with-Gate, Smallfield, Stannington, Stoves, UghillWigtwizzle, and Worral; The chaperly comprises only part of the township. There are district churches at Oughtibridge, Stainington, and Wadsley, and chapels at Bolsterstone and Midhope; There are places of worship for Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.[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. 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 Bradfield exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

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 BRADFIELD CHAPELRY (1539) Online Records


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FS 1539-1910



JMI None



ANC (£)




AO 1559-1722



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 (AP) was created before 1813. Church of England records began in date.

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.

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 


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