Birkin, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Birkin, Yorkshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Barkstone-Ash
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Pontefract
Registration District Pontefract; Selby
Records begin
Parish registers: 1649
Bishop's Transcripts: 1631
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery New Ainsty
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BIRKIN (St. Mary), a parish, in the Lower division of the wapentake of Barkstone-Ash, W. riding of York; comprising the townships of  Birkin, West Haddlesey, Chapel- Haddlesey, Temple-Hurst, and Hurst-Courtney;  A chapel of ease was erected, in 1836, at Chapel Haddlesey, The Wesleyan Methodists have small places of worship at Chapel Haddlesey and Temple-Hurst.[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 the parish registers of Birkin exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

FMP= findmypast - (£)[2]

FS =

BIRKIN PARISH (1651) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1599-1780 1599-1780 1599-1901 1599-1901 1599-1936 1599-1936
FS 1651-1699, 1718-1873

1654-1698, 1718-1901


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 1649.

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]