Kirklington, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Kirklington, Yorkshire
St Michael Kirklington Yorkshire.jpg
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Hallikeld
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Bedale
Registration District Bedale; Ripon
Records begin
Parish registers: 1568
Bishop's Transcripts: 1635
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Catterick
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Eastern Deaneries - Catterick
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Kirklington St Michael is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire. Other places in the parish include: East Tanfield, Howgrave, Kirklington cum Upsland, Sutton Howgrave, Nunwick, Nunwick cum Howgrave, Sutton cum Howgrave, and Kirklington with Upsland.

The civil parish is Kirklington cum Upsland see Kirklington cum Upsland and Kirklington Wikipedia for link to GENIUKI for further history of this place.

The Parish church of St Michael has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

KIRKLINGTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Bedale, wapentake of Hallikeld, N. riding of York.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Records from the Northallerton registration district held at the North Yorkshire Registration Service are included in the online index available at Yorkshire BMD for post 1837 events; view the coverage table to check progress on the availability of index search.

Marriages include

  • Church of England marriages.
  • Civil Marriages at register offices, or non-conformist churches where a registrar was required to be present at the ceremony.
  • Authorised Person marriages. These cover the non-conformist places of worship which applied to keep their own registers as a result of the Marriage Act, 1898 (bringing them into line with Jewish and Quaker marriages which had this status since 1837). In such cases an 'Authorised Person' (usually the minister or priest) recorded the ceremony instead of the registrar. Earlier weddings in these places would be included with civil marriage registers.

A secondary index of 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 however this secondary index may omit the event and may not contain the detail of the Yorkshire BMD index

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online data content from chapelry registers of Kirklington exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

FMP= findmypast - (£)[2]
FS = - free
IARC = Internet Archive - free
JOIN = - (£)
KIRKLINGTON PARISH (1568) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1568-1876 1568-1876 1569-1890 1569-1890 1569-1884 1569-1884
FS 1568-1870 1569-1844 1635-1870
IARC 1568-1812 1568-1812 1568-1812
JOIN None 1569-1812 None

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.

Records are also available at the North Yorkshire County Record Office.

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]

Bedale 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. 697-701. Date accessed: 21 October 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire Parish Records - Parish List,' findmypast, accessed 2 October 2014.