Beverley, Yorkshire Genealogy
Guide to Beverley, Yorkshire, England ancestry, family history, and genealogy:parish records, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Parish History[edit | edit source]
BEVERLEY, a borough, market-town, and the head of a union, in the E. riding of York, 9 miles NW from Hull, 29 ESE from York, and 183 N from London; comprising the parishes of St. John, St. Martin, St. Mary, and St. Nicholas, the first of which includes the townships of Aike, Eske, Molescroft, Storkhill with Sandholme, Thearne, Tickton with Hull-Bridge, Weel, and Woodmansey with Beverley-Park. The town is the capital of the East riding of Yorkshire.
The church, formerly belonging to the monastery of St. John, is now the parochial church of the united parishes of St. John and St. Martin. There are places of worship in the town for Baptists, the Society of Friends, Independents, and Primitive and Wesleyan Methodists.
The ancient parish(AP) of Beverly, St. Mary was created before 1813. Church of England records began in 1561.
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]
Beverley parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Beverley Online Parish Records|
|FS Catalog PRs|
|FS Catalog BTs|
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.
Census records[edit | edit source]
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]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 223-228. Adapted. Accessed November 7, 2013.