Scorborough, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Parish History

This ancient parish (AP) was created before 1813. Church of England records began in 1653.                   

SCORBROUGH (St. Leonard), a parish, in the union of Beverley, Hunsley-Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill, E. riding of York, 4½ miles(N. N. W.) from Beverley.[1]

To find the names of the neighboring 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.


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 Records

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

AO =
FS =
ANC = (£)
SCORBOROUGH PARISH (1644) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1654-1670, 1676-1715, 1720-1722, 1726-1731, 1735-1743, 1746-1835

1653-1691, 1699-1701, 1704-1706, 1721-1729, 1740-1747, 1763-1768, 1786-1816, 1822-1824, 1829-1836


JMI None



ANC (£) 1644-1800






AO 1653-1801

1653-1765, 1786-1799


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 464220.

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. Lewis Samuel, A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 30-34.