Bingley, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Bingley, Yorkshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Skyrack
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Keighley
Registration District Keighley
Records begin
Parish registers: 1577
Bishop's Transcripts: 1601
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Craven
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem in Manors of Crossley, Bingley, Cottingley and Pudsey
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BINGLEY (All Saints), a parish and market-town, in the union of Keighley, Upper division of the wapentake of Skyrack, West Riding,Yorkshire; The parish includes  the townships of East and West Morton, hamlets of Beckfoot, Cottingley, Cross-Flatts, CrossRoads, Cullingworth, Eldwick, Faweather, Gilstead, Hainworth, Harden, Priest-Thorpe, Riddlesden, and Ryshworth. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, Primitive Methodists, and Wesleyans.[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]

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

AC = Ancestry - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
FS =
JOIN = - (£)
BINGLEY PARISH (1577) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1576-1812 1576-1812 1576-1812 1576-1812 1576-1812 1576-1812
FREG 1577-1686 1577-1687 1577-1685
FS 1577-1847



HATH 1577-1686






List of Chapelry's in this Parish[edit | edit source]

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.  Church of England records began in 1577. 

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. Samuel A. Lewis,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 244-248.]. Date accessed: 15 December 2013.
  2. 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 12 May 2014.
  3. 'Yorkshire West Riding,' FreeREG, accessed 27 October 2014.