Halifax St Ann in the Grove, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Guide to Halifax St Ann in the Grove, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Halifax St Ann in the Grove, Yorkshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Morley
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Halifax
Registration District Halifax
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]

OWRAM (South), a village, a township, and a sub-district, in Halifax parish (also known as Halifax St. Ann in the Grove) and district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on an eminence overlooking the vale of Calder, the Calder and Hebble navigation, and the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, 1½ mile S of Hipper-holme r. station, and 2 S E of Halifax; and has a post-office under Halifax. The township contains also the hamlets of Cromwell-Bottom, Brook-Foot, Barker-Royd, Bank-Top, Binns-Bottom, Salterhebble, and Siddal, and part of the village of Kings-Cross; and is partly within Halifax borough. Acres, 2, 280. Real property, £17, 728; of which £1, 280 are in mines, and £1,090 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 7, 380; in 1861, 7, 245. Houses, 1, 542. Pop. of the part within Halifax borough, in 1861, 2, 690. Houses, 569. The manor of Cromwell-Bottom belongs to H. and H. Freeman, Esqs. Ashday Hall, Ash Grove, and St. Anne's are chief residences. Beacon hill is an eminence overlooking the town of Halifax; and is surmounted by a beacon, which was used to commemorate the peace rejoicings in May 1856. Stone of fine quality is quarried, and coal is worked. There are card, wire, and woollen manufactories, and copperas works. The church of St. Anne was rebuilt in 1818; is a stone structure, in plain pointed style; and consists of nave and chancel, with a tower. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, and a national school. The sub-district is conterminate with the township. (John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

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 Halifax St Ann in the Grove exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

IARC = Archive.org
FS = FamilySearch.org
AC = Ancestry - (£)[1]
HATH = HathiTrust.org
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS None






AC None





Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1538-1910 1538-1910 1538-1935 1538-1935 1538-1916 1538-1916
FS 1538-1593,
None 1538-1593,
None Add None
JOIN None None 1538-1599 None None None

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Halifax St Ann in the Grove and comprising the whole ancient parish of Halifax St John the Baptist to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the Halifax St John the Baptist 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]

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]