Knaresborough, Yorkshire Genealogy
Guide to Knaresborough, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Knaresborough|
|Parish registers: 1561|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1670|
|Diocese||Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon|
|Probate Court||Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of Knaresborough; Court of the Peculiar of the Honour of Knaresborough; Court of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Eastern Deaneries - Boroughbridge; Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York|
|Location of Archive|
|Yorkshire Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
KNARESBOROUGH (St. John the Baptist), a borough, market-town, and parish, in the Lower division of the wapentake of Claro, W. riding of York; comprising the chapelries of Arkendale, and Bilton with High Harrogate, and the townships of Brearton, Knaresborough, and Scriven with Tentergate. The Independents, Wesleyans, and Roman Catholics have places of worship. 
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 (£)|
|FREG = FreeREG - free|
|FS = FamilySearch - free|
|JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)|
|KNARESBOROUGH PARISH (1653) Online Records|
|Harrogate Christ Church Chapelry (1653) Online Records|
|Harrogate St Mark Chapelry (1717) Online Records|
|Arkendale CHAPELRY (1769) Indexes|
|BREARTON CHAPELRY (1837) Online Records|
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 1691 (St. John), and 1856 (Holy Trinity).
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.