Calverley, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Calverley, Yorkshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Morley
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Bradford
Registration District Bradford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1574
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pontefract
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]

CALVERLEY (St. Wilfrid), a parish, in the union of Bradford, wapentake of Morley, West Riding, Yorkshire; containing the chapelries of Idle and Pudsey; other places of worship include: Primative Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.[1]

CALVERLEY (St. Wilfrid), a parish, in the union of Bradford, wapentake of Morley, W. riding ofYork, 5 miles (N. E.) from Bradford; containing, withthe township of Bolton and the chapelries of Idle andPudsey, 21,039 inhabitants, of whom 4142 are in the township of Calverley cum Farsley. There are some places of worship for dissenters. [2]

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]

Calverley, Yorkshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

AC = Ancestry - (£)[3]
FMP = findmypast
FREG = FreeREG - free[4]
FS =
JOIN = - (£)
Calverley, Yorkshire Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1574-1812 1574-1812 1574-1812 1574-1812 1574-1812 1574-1812
FMP 1596-1720 1596-1720 1596-1720
FREG 1574-1720 1596-1720 1596-1930
FS 1574-1876 1596-1873 1813-1896
HATH 1574-1680 1574-1680 1596-1680
IARC 1574-1720 1596-1720 1596-1720
JOIN 1596-1837
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 1574.

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. Wilson John M., uk/descriptions, Imperial Gazetteer of England Wales, publ. London Edinburgh: 1870;
  2. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 474-479. URL: Date accessed: 04 December 2013.
  3. 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 10 May 2014.
  4. 'Yorkshire West Riding,' FreeREG, accessed 22 October 2014.