Gildersome, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Gildersome, Yorkshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Morley
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Bramley
Registration District Hunslet
Records begin
Parish registers: 1813
Bishop's Transcripts: 1813
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]

GILDERSOME, a village and a township-chapelry in Batley parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands adjacent to a branch of the Leeds, Bradford, and Halifax railway, 5 miles SW of Leeds; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Leeds.  The church is ancient, but good; and has a tower. There are chapels for Baptists, Quakers, and Wesleyans, and an endowed school.[1]

GILDERSOME, an ecclesiastical district, in the parish of Batley, wapentake of Morley, W. riding of York, 4½ miles (S. W. by W.) from Leeds; containing 1917 inhabitants. There are places of worship for the Society of Friends, Baptists, and Wesleyans. [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]

Online data content from chapelry registers of Gildersome exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

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GILDERSOME CHAPELRY (1754) Online Records


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

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. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Adapted 5 February 2013.
  2. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 291-294. Date Accessed: 11 November 2013