Kirkburton, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Kirkburton, Yorkshire
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Agbrigg
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Huddersfield
Registration District Huddersfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1540
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
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]

BURTON, KIRK (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Huddersfield, Upper division of the wapentake of Agbrigg. W. riding of York. This parish comprises the townships of Cartworth, Foulston, Hepworth, Kirk-Burton, Shelley, Shepley, Thurstonland, Wooldale, and part of Cumberworth-Half. Kirk-Burton, includes the hamlets of DogbyLane, Green-Grove, Linfit-Lane, Spring-Grove, and Paddock, and the village of High Burton. There are places of worship for Independents, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists.[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 Kirk Burton exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

AC = Ancestry - (£)[2]
BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[3]
FREG = FreeREG - free[4]
FS = FamilySearch.org
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)
KIRK BURTON PARISH (1540) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1541-1812 1541-1812 1541-1812 1541-1812 1541-1812 1541-1812
BIVRI
1737-1778, 1810, 1812

FREG 1541-1711 1540-1711 1540-1711
FS 1540-1882 None 1722-1835 None 1821-1837
None
HATH 1541-1654

1541-1654

1541-1654

JOIN None None 1541-1654,
1813-1837
None None None
HEPWORTH CHAPELRY (1863) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1863-1909

1863-1923

1863-1985
  NEW MILL CHAPELRY (1832) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1832-1837

1840, 1847

None

  SHELLEY CHAPELRY (1868) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1868-1910

1869-1915

1868-1973

FS None

1840, 1847

None

SHEPLEY CHAPELRY (1853) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1853-1910

1853-19
None

1853-1910

None
None

THURSTONLAND CHAPELRY (1862) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS None
1862-1921
None
1871-1991
None
1862-1915
AC 1859-1910
1864-1935
1863-1985

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.

Kirkburton, ancient parish (AP) was created about 1540.

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. 448-452. Date accessed: 21 October 2013.
  2. 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 10 May 2014.
  3. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 28 October 2014.
  4. 'Yorkshire West Riding,' FreeREG, accessed 22 October 2014.