Muker, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Muker, Yorkshire
St Mary Muker Yorkshire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Gilling
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Reeth
Registration District Reeth
Records begin
Parish registers: 1638
Bishop's Transcripts: 1636
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]

MUKER, a chapelry, in the parish of Grinton, wapentake of Gilling-West, N. riding of York, 20 miles (W. by S.) from Richmond. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans in the hamlet of Keld, 3 miles to the west of the village.[1]

Muker is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1719 from Grinton, Yorkshire Genealogy Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Angram, Thwaite, Birkdale, Calvert House, Calverthouse, Frith, Ivelet, Keld and Thorns, Oxnop, Rampsholme, Rash, Ravenseat, Salton, Saltron, Spring End, Springend, Stonesdale, Tan Hill, Tanhill, and Birckdale.

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 MUKER exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

FMP= FindMyPast - (£)[2]
FS =
MUKER CHAPELRY (1635) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1638-1855 1638-1855 1638-1894 1638-1894 1638-1880 1638-1880
FS 1635-1848

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Muker and comprising the whole ancient parish of Grinton to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the GRINTON 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.

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

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

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]

Reeth 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. 356-359. Date accessed: 23 October 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire Parish Records - Parish List,' findmypast, accessed 2 October 2014.