Emley, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Emley, Yorkshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Agbrigg
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Wakefield
Registration District Huddersfield; Wakefield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1600
Bishop's Transcripts: 1598
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]

EMLEY, or Elmley (St. Michael), a parish, in the Upper and Lower divisions of the wapentake of Agbrigg, W. riding of York, 8 miles (S. W.) from Wakefield; containing, with part of the township of Cumberworth Half, 2568 inhabitants, of whom 1575 are in Emley township. There are places of worship for Primitive and Wesleyan Methodists.[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]

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = findmypast (£)
FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS = FamilySearch.org
EMLEY (1600) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1754-1910 1754-1910 1754-1935 1754-1935 1754-1892 1754-1892
FMP 1601-1918 None None None None None
FREG 1601-1677, 1775-1779 1601-1731 1601-1723
FS 1600-1846 None 1601-1837 None None
SCISSETT CHAPELRY (1844) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1845-1904



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 was created before 1813.  Church of England records began in 1600.

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,fckLRA Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 173-177. Adapted: Date accessed: 27 September 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire West Riding,' FreeREG, accessed 22 October 2014.