Adel, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Guide to Adel, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Adel, Yorkshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Skyrack
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Carlton Gilbert Union
Registration District Otley
Records begin
Parish registers: 1606
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Old Ainsty
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

ADEL, a township and a parish in Otley district, is a northern suburb of Leeds, West Riding Yorkshire. Adel's population is 19,430 (ward. Adel and Wharfedale).[1] This ancient parish was created before 1813.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Church of England records began in 1606.
Online data content from chapelry registers of Adel exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

AC = Ancestry - (£)[2][3][4][5]
FREG = FreeREG - free[6]
FS =
JOIN = - (£)
Adel (1600) Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1813-1822
FS 1600, 1606-1847
1606-1847 None

JOIN None 1606-1836
AC 1606-1858
1606-1858 1606-1836 1606-1876 1606-1876

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Chapelry and comprising the whole ancient parish of Adel to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the Adel page.

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.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Adel, Leeds," Wikipedia, The Free Encylopedia,,_Leeds, accessed 2 December 2020.
  2. 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 10 May 2014.
  3. 'West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910,' Ancestry, accessed 12 May 2014.
  4. 'West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935,' Ancestry, accessed 12 May 2014.
  5. 'West Yorkshire, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985,' Ancestry, accessed 12 May 2014.
  6. 'Yorkshire West Riding,' FreeREG, accessed 27 October 2014.