Bradfield, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Bradfield, Yorkshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Strafforth and Tickhill
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Wortley
Registration District Wortley
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Doncaster
Diocese York
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]

BRADFIELD, a parochial chapelry, in the parish of Ecclesfield, union of Wortley, N. division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, W. riding of York, 6¾ miles (N. W. by W.) from Sheffield; containing 6318 inhabitants.[1]

BRADFIELD (St Nicholas), a village, two hamlets, a township, a chapelry, and a subdistrict, in Ecclesfield parish, West Riding, Yorkshire, 6¾ miles (N. W. by W.) from Sheffield; The hamlets are Nether-Bradfield and Bradfield-Dale. The township includes also the hamlets or divisions of Bolsterstone, Brightholmlee, Dungworth, Fairest-Green, Holdsworth, Midhope, Moorwood, Onesacre, OughtyBridge-with-Gate, Smallfield, Stannington, Stoves, UghillWigtwizzle, and Worral; The chaperly comprises only part of the township.There are district churches at Oughtibridge, Stainington, and Wadsley, and chapels at Bolsterstone and Midhope; There are places of worship for Independent and Wesleyan Methodist.[2]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

The Bradfield Archive records are a unique collection of books/documents which includes references to the working and administration of the Parish over the last 500 years and also the running of the Bradfield Workhouse/Poor House based in High Bradfield from 1759 to 1847. More than 40,000 records are now available online at this link.

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 Bradfield exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
FS =
ANC = (£)
JOIN = - (£)
TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)[4]
BRADFIELD CHAPELRY (1539) Online Records


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AC 1559-1722



FREG 1559-1722 1559-1722 1559-1722
FS 1539-1910



IARC 1559-1722






TGEN 1559-1722

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. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 326-331 Date accessed: 23 December 2013.
  2. John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. (1870). Date accessed: 14 Oct 2013.
  3. 'Yorkshire West Riding,' FreeREG, accessed 27 October 2014.
  4. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Genealogist, accessed 27 September 2013.