Grinton, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Grinton, Yorkshire
Grinton St Augustine Yorkshire.jpg
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Gilling; West Hang
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Reeth
Registration District Reeth
Records begin
Parish registers: 1640
Bishop's Transcripts: 1674
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Catterick
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Eastern Deaneries - Catterick
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Grinton St Augustine is an extensive Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.Other places in the parish include: Oxnop, Low Row, Reeth High Moor, Reeth with Fremington and Henalaugh, Satron, Summer Lodge, Thwaite, West Grinton, West Stones Dale, Whitaside, Whiteaside, Winterings, Angram, Birkdale, Cogden, Crackpot, East Stones Dale, Feetham, Fremington, Gunnerside with Lodge Green, Harkerside, Harkerside Moor, Ivelet and Calvert House, Keld and Thornes, and Reeth.

GRINTON (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Richmond, partly in the wapentake of Hang-West,and partly in that of Gilling-West, N. riding of York, 9½ miles (W. by S.) from Richmond; containing 4811 inhabitants, of whom 594 are in the township of Grinton. The parish includes the townships of Melbecks, Muker, and Reeth. [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]

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

FMP= findmypast - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
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GRINTON PARISH (1640) Online Records


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FMP 1640-1866 1640-1866 1640-1876 1640-1876 1640-1871 1640-1871
FREG 1640-1807 1640-1807 1640-1802
FS 1640-1875



IARC 1640-1807






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.

Records are also available at the North Yorkshire County Record Office.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

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]

Richmond Poor Law Union, Yorkshire Genealogy

Reeth Poor Law Union, Yorkshire

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,fckLRSamuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 344-347. Date accessed: 22 November 2013
  2. 'Yorkshire Parish Records - Parish List,' findmypast, accessed 7 October 2014.
  3. 'Yorkshire North Riding,'] FreeREG, accessed 22 October 2014.