Castleford, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Castleford, Yorkshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Osgoldcross
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Great Preston Gilbert Union
Registration District Pontefract
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
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]

CASTLEFORD, a township and a parish in Pontefract district, W. R. Yorkshire. The parish includes also the township of Glass-Houghton. There;is an Independent chapel of 1862 andfour Methodist chapels.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72).

CASTLEFORD (All Saints), a parish, in the Upper division of the wapentake of Osgoldcross, W. riding of York; containing 1850 inhabitants, of whom 1414 are in the township of Castleford, 3 miles (N. W.) from Pontefract. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans in each of the townships. [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]

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

AC = Ancestry - (£)[2]
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AC 1654-1812 1654-1812 1654-1812 1654-1812 1654-1812 1654-1812
FS 1731-1910






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

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., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 526-531. Date accessed: 11 December 2013.
  2. 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 10 May 2014.