Burnsall, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Burnsall, Yorkshire
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Staincliff and Ewcross
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Skipton
Registration District Skipton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559; Separate registers exist for Rylstone with Conistone beginning 1559 and for Conistone beginning 1567
Bishop's Transcripts: 1601; Separate records exist for Rylstone with Conistone beginning 1636 and for Conistone beginning 1636
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Craven
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
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]

BURNSALL (St. Wilfrid), a parish, in the union of Skipton, E. division of the wapentake of Staincliffe and Ewcross, W. riding of York, 9½ miles (N. N. E.) from Skipton; containing 2726 inhabitants, of whom 284 are in the township of Burnsall with Thorpe-subMontem. The parish comprises the townships of Appletree-wick, Burnsall with Thorpe-sub-Montem, Cracoe, Hartlington, and Hetton with Boardley; and the chapelries of Rilston, and Coniston with Kilnsay.[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 Burnsall exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

FMP= findmypast - (£)[2]
FS = FamilySearch.org
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)
BURNSALL PARISH (1559) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1694-1812 1694-1812 1601-1846 1601-1846 1601-1846 1601-1846
FS 1559-1900






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

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Warrington-Padgate Christ Church and comprising the whole ancient parish of Burnsall to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the BURNSALL PARISH page.

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 1559.

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. Lewis, Samuel A., Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 440-445. Date accessed: 14 December 2103.
  2. 'Yorkshire Parish Records - Parish List,' findmypast, accessed 7 October 2014.