Folkton, Yorkshire Genealogy

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England Gotoarrow.png Yorkshire Gotoarrow.png Yorkshire Parishes, A-I [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]East Riding of Yorkshire Gotoarrow.png Folkton

Parish History

This ancient parish (AP) was created before 1813. Church of England records began in 1665.

FOLKTON, a township and a parish in the district of Scarborough and E. R. Yorkshire. The township lies near the coast, 3½ miles W by S of Filey r. station, and 5½ S by E of Scarborough. Acres. The parish contains also the township of Flixton. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, and a national school.[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

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.

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 Marius Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Adapted 2 April 2013.