Guisborough, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Guisborough, Yorkshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Langbaurgh
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Guisborough
Registration District Guisbrough
Records begin
Parish registers: 1661
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]

Guisborough St Nicholas is an Ancient parish. Other places in the parish include: Barnaby, Bellmangate, Carlinghour, Carlinghow, Commondale, Tocketts, Pinchingthorpe, Pinchinthorpe, Skelderskew Grange, Slapewath, Sleddale, and Hutton Lowcross.

GUISBOROUGH, or Guilsborough (St. Nicholas), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the E. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh, N. riding of York, 49 miles (N.) from York, and 244 (N. by W.) from London; comprising the townships of Commondale, Guisborough, Hutton-Locras, Pinchingthorpe and Tocketts; and containing 2015 inhabitants, of whom 1776 are in the town. [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 Guisborough exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
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GUISBOROUGH PARISH (1672) Online Records


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FREG 1600-1616 1600-1616, 1661-1681 1600-1613
FS 1672-1903






For a full list of all those chapels comprising the whole ancient parish of Guisborough to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the GUISBOROUGH 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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Guisborough 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, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 348-360. Date accessed: 22 November 2013
  2. 'Yorkshire North Riding,'] FreeREG, accessed 22 October 2014.