Baildon, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Baildon, Yorkshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Skyrack
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Carlton Gilbert Union
Registration District Otley
Records begin
Parish registers: 1621
Bishop's Transcripts: 1603
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pontefract
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
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]

BAILDON (St John), a chapelry, in the parish of Otley, In the wapentake of Skyrack, West Riding, Yorkshire, 4½ miles (N. by W.) from Bradford; containing 3280 inhabitants. The chapelry is divided into Upper and Lower Baildon, and includes the hamlets of Moorside, Charlestown, Gill's-Mills, Trench, and the Green. There are places of worship for Primitive Methodists, Moravians/United Brethren, and Wesleyans Methodist.[1]

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]

Baildon, Yorkshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

AC = Ancestry - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
FS =
JOIN = - (£)
BAILDON PARISH (1621) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1621-1812 1621-1812 1621-1812 1621-1812 1621-1812 1621-1812
FREG 1621-1633 1621-1633 1621-1633
FS 1621-1846






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.

This ancient parish (AP) was created before 1813.

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 Date accessed: 07 January 2014. Adapted. Date accessed: 07 January 2014.
  2. 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 12 May 2014.
  3. 'Yorkshire West Riding,' FreeREG, accessed 27 October 2014.