Hessle, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Hessle, Yorkshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Kingston-upon-Hull
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Sculcoates
Registration District Sculcoates
Records begin
Parish registers: 1560
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Harthill and Hull
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]

HESSLE (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Sculcoates, county of the town of Hull, locally in the East Riding of York, 4 miles WSW from Hull. This place was anciently called Hest, and its church was the mother church of the Holy Trinity, in Hull, which town was separated by act of parliament, in 1661. The village is on the River Humber, across which is a royal ferry to Barton, on the opposite shore; the first station on the line of the Hull and Selby railway is also situated here. Church of England records began in 1560. There are places of worship for Methodists of the Old and the New Connexion. [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 Hessle exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS = FamilySearch.org
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)
Hessle (1720) Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1795-1812 1795-1812
FS 1720-1902






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

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. 491-497. Date Accessed: October 31, 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire East Riding,' FreeREG, accessed 20 October 2014.