Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Claro
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Knaresborough
Registration District Knaresborough; Pateley Bridge
Records begin
Parish registers: 1603
Bishop's Transcripts: 1632
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pontefract
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Honour of Knaresborough
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

HAMPSTHWAITE (St. Thomas à Becket), a parish, in the Lower division of the wapentake of Claro, W. riding of York; containing, with the townships of Birstwith, Felliscliffe, Menwith with Darley, and Thornthwaite with Padside, 2500 inhabitants, of whom 455 are in the township of Hampsthwaite, 1½ mile (S. W. by W.) from Ripley. [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]

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP =findmypast (£)
FS = FamilySearch.org
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£) (£)
HATH = HathiTrust.org
IARC = Archive.org
HAMPSTHWAITE PARISH (1603) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1603-1794 None 1603-1807 None 1603-1794 None
FMP None None None None None None
FS 1603-1846 None 1603-1841 None Add None
JOIN None None 1603-1837 None None None
List of Chapelry's in this Parish[edit | edit source]

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.  Church of England records began in 1603.

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 Records and Indexes Online. 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. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 391-396. Date accessed: 6 December 2013.