West Acklam, Yorkshire Genealogy

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England Gotoarrow.png YorkshireGotoarrow.png Yorkshire Parishes, S-Y Gotoarrow.png North Riding of Yorkshire Gotoarrow.png West Acklam

Acklam St Mary Middlesborough.jpg

Parish History

Acklam St Mary is an Ancient parish.  it should not be confused with Acklam, Yorkshire

ACKLAM-IN-CLEVELAND, a parish, in the union of Stockton-upon-Tees, W. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh, N. riding of York, 3 miles (S. E. by E.) from Stockton; containing 97 inhabitants. [1]

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described West Acklam like this:

ACKLAM (West), a parish in the district of Stock ton, and N. R. Yorkshire; 2 miles S of Newport r. station, and 4 ESE of Stockton. Post Town, Stainton under Stockton. Acres, 1,476. Real property, £1,029. Pop., 108. Houses, 19. The property is divided among a few. Acklam Hall is the seat of T. Hustler, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £77.* Patron, Y. Hustler, Esq. The church is good. Charities, £5.


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, non conformist 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

Bishop’s Transcripts Collection Ayrsome Friends in Ackland Yorkshire

The transcript collection reference DDR/EA/PBT/2/15 in the Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections cover the years 1875-1888 and are included in the FamilySearch Historical Records image collection of Durham Bishop’s Transcripts.
These images are of Quaker burials in the parish.

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.

Poor Law Unions

Stockton Poor Law Union, Durham

Middlesbrough Poor Law Union, Yorkshire from 1876

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. 5-9.