Fylingdales, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Fylingdales, Yorkshire
Fylingdales St Stephen Yorkshire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Whitby-Strand
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Whitby
Registration District Whitby
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Cleveland
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]

Fylingdales is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1786 from chapelry in  Whitby, Yorkshire Genealogy Ancient Parish.Other places in the parish include: Parkgate, Ramsdale, Robin Hood's Bay, Rowe, Stoupe Brow, Park Gate, Bay Ness, Fylingdales Moor, Fylingthorpe, Normanby, and Stow Brow.

Old St Stephens church, Fylingdales - geograph org uk - 199297.jpg

FYLINGDALES (St. Stephen), a parish, in the union of Whitby, liberty of Whitby-Strand, N. riding of York, 4½ miles (S. E. by S.) from Whitby; containing 1611 inhabitants. [1]

The older St Stephen's is maintained but the parish church is located elsewhere in the village.

The parish of Fylingdales contains two churches, the older standing isolated on the hill-side above the town of Robin Hood's Bay and the later in close proximity to the railway station. Both buildings are, however, modern, the ancient church of ST. STEPHEN having been pulled down about the year 1821. It contained features of considerable antiquity, the chancel arch being a reputed work of the Saxon period. The church which took its place is a semi-classical building with plain pointed windows and flat plaster ceilings. It consists of a nave of five bays, with galleries on the north and west sides, a shallow quire, south porch and wooden cupola over the west end of the nave.

The new church of ST. STEPHEN, built in 1870 from the designs of G. E. Street, is a handsome if somewhat heavy Gothic building, consisting of a nave with south aisle, quire and tower on the south side. The quire terminates in a semicircular apse, with a ribbed stone vault, and an arcade of four bays having octagonal piers with foliated capitals separates the nave and aisle. The clearstory above consists of two-light windows alternating with quatrefoils. The circular stone font, tapering towards the base, was rescued from a local farm-yard. It has a molded rim, and apparently dates from the 13th century.

The plate is all of modern date. The registers begin in 1653.

From A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 2 (1923), pp. 534-537. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=64704 Date accessed: 07 May 2011.

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

IARC = Archive.org
FS = FamilySearch.org
ANC = ancestry.co.uk (£)
HATH = HathiTrust.org
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)
FYLINGDALES PARISH (1728) Online Records


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AC None



For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Warrington-Padgate Christ Church and comprising the whole ancient parish of Fylingdales to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the FYLINGDALES 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 was created before 1813.  Church of England records began in 1653.

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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Whitby Poor Law Union, Yorkshire Genealogy

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. 272-275. Date Accessed: 11 November 2013