Skelton, Yorkshire Genealogy

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England Gotoarrow.png Yorkshire Gotoarrow.pngYorkshire Parishes, S-Y Gotoarrow.png North Riding Gotoarrow.png Skelton

Parish History 

SKELTON (All Saints), a parish, in the wapentake of Bulmer, N. riding of York, 3¾ miles (N. N.) from York, on the road to Easingwould; containing 89 inhabitants. [1]


SKELTON, a chapelry, in the parish and liberty of Ripon, W. riding of York, 4 miles (S. E. by E.) from Ripon; containing 403 inhabitants. [2]

SKELTON,  a township, in the parish and union of Howden, wapentake of Howdenshire, E. riding of York, 2 miles (S. E. by S.) from Howden; containing 212 inhabitants.There is a Wesleyan meeting-house.[3]


Civil Registration

Records from York Registration District held at York are 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 . 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

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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.

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. The first film number is 464222.

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. 113-115.
  2. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 113-115.
  3. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 113-115.