Marsden, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Marsden, Yorkshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Agbrigg
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Huddersfield
Registration District Huddersfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1734
Bishop's Transcripts: 1831
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pontefract
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Marsden
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

MARSDEN, a chapelry, partly in the parish of Huddersfield, but chiefly in that of Aldmondbury, union of Huddersfield, Upper division of the wapentake of Agbrigg, W. riding of York, 7 miles (S. W. by W.) from Huddersfield. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans. [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 Marsden exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

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FMP =findmypast (£)
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MARSDEN CHAPELRY (1669) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1734-1812 1734-1812 1734-1812 1734-1812 1734-1812 1734-1812
FS 1734-1909



ALMONDBURY PARISH (1557) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1557-1910 1557-1910 1557-1935 1557-1935 1557-1979 1557-1979
FMP None None 1617-1629 None None None
FS 1557-1910 None 1557-1871 None 1734-1824, 1847-1856, 1889-1890 None
JOIN None None 1557-1682, 1813-1837 None None None

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Marsden and comprising the whole ancient parish of Almondbury to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the Almondbury, YorkshireALMONDBURY 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 <a href="Yorkshire Probate Records">Yorkshire Probate Records</a> 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. 260-263. Date accessed: 22 October 2013.