Bawtry, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Bawtry, Yorkshire
Bawtry St Nicholas Doncaster Yorkshire.jpg
Type Chapelry (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Strafforth and Tickhill
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Doncaster
Registration District Doncaster
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653; For more records see Blyth
Bishop's Transcripts: 1627
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Retford
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Nottingham
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Chapel History[edit | edit source]

BAWTRY, a market-town and chapelry, in the parish of Blyth, union of Doncaster, S. division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, W. riding of York, 45 miles (S. by E.) from York, and 153½ (N. by W.) from London, containing 1083 inhabitants, of whom 741 are in the east, and 342 in the west, district. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans. [1]

BAWTRY, a small town, a chapelry, and a subdistrict in the district of Doncaster, W. R. Yorkshire. Two dissenting chapels, Independent and Wesleyan. [2]

Bawtry Methodist Chapel Doncaster Yorkshire.jpg

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Primary registration of births, marriages and deaths took place at the Doncaster registration district has been 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]

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

FMP = Nottinghamshire Parish Records (findmypast) - (£)[3]
FS =
Bawtry, Yorkshire Genealogy Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

FS 1812-1861


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.

Deposited records at Nottinghamshire Archives Baptisms 1653-1960 Marriages 1653-1961 Burials 1654-1947
Nottinghamshire County Council
County Hall
West Bridgford
NG2 7QP telephone: 08449 808080 online

Add links to the FamilySearch Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.

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.

Since the parish is in the diocese of Southwell it is necessary to search records of the Court of the Archdeaconry of Nottingham see Nottinghamshire Probate Jurisdictions, Parishes B-D for Blyth, Nottinghamshire Genealogy

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. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 177-181. Date accessed: 06 January 2014.
  2. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1870-72. Date accessed: 06th January 2014.
  3. 'Nottinghamshire baptisms 1538-1980,' 'Nottinghamshire marriages 1528-1929,' 'Nottinghamshire burials 1539-1905,' findmypast, accessed 12 January 2015.