Amotherby, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Amotherby, Yorkshire
Type Chapelry (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Ryedale
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Malton
Registration District Malton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1837; For more records see Appleton le Street
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Riddal
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Chapel History[edit | edit source]

AMOTHERBY (St Helen), a chapelry, in the parish of Appleton-le-Street, union of Malton, wapentake of Ryedale, in North Riding of Yorkshire, 3 miles (N. W. by W.) from Malton; containing 239 inhabitants.[1]

AMOTHERBY, a township in Appleton-le-Street parish, N. R. Yorkshire. A Church built in 1868.[2]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Records from the Ryedale registration district held at the North Yorkshire Registration Service 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 records. 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[edit | edit source]

Online data content from chapelry registers of Appleton le Street exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

FMP= findmypast - (£)[3]
FS =
AMOTHERBY CHAPELRY (1729) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1837-1887 1837-1887
FS None

1729, 1731, 1738, 1811, 1813, 1828, 1846, 1861


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

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records are also available at the North Yorkshire County Record Office.

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. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 53-58. Adapted. Date accessed: Date accessed: 10 January 2014
  2. John Marius Wilson,Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales1870-1872 Date accessed: 10th January 2014
  3. 'Yorkshire Parish Records - Parish List,' findmypast, accessed 13 October 2014.