Osmotherley, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Osmotherley, Yorkshire
Osmotherley St Peter Yorkshire.jpg
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Allertonshire
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Northallerton
Registration District Northallerton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1696
Bishop's Transcripts: 1660
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Cleveland
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Bishop of Durham and the Dean and Chapter of Allerton and Allertonshire Post-1835 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Osmotherley St Peter is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire. Other places in the parish include: Harlsey Castle, Harsley Castle, Foxton, West Harlsey, Ellerbeck, and Thimbleby.

OSMOTHERLEY (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Northallerton, wapentake of Allertonshire, N. riding of York, 7 miles (E. N. E.) from Northallerton. Here are places of worship for Quakers, Wesleyans, and Roman Catholics. [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 Osmotherley exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

FMP= FindMyPast - (£)[2]
FS = FamilySearch.org
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[3]
OSMOTHERLEY PARISH (1666) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1696-1893 1696-1893 1696-1912 1696-1912 1696-1878 1696-1878
FS 1696-1875


1666, 1783



1696-1717, 1720-1931

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.

The Durham Bishop's transcripts for the parish may be searched free online at FamilySearch Historical Records.See also Durham Bishop's Transcripts: The Howe Manuscript Collection

Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections
Parish Register Transcripts Osmotherley Yorkshire

  • March [? 1660]-March [1663]
  • [April 1668]-April 1669 this is a photocopy of the [April 1668]-April 1669 transcript the original being held elsewhere as noted on the photocopy. The original is held at the Borthwick Institute York but their reference is not shown on their photocopy.
  • 1697-[?February 1698]
  • [March 1712-March 1713]
  • [March] 1714-[March 1715]
  • [March] 1718-[March 1719]
  • [March 1721- March 1722]
  • [March] 1726-[March 1727]
  • March 1759-March 1760
  • March 1760-1812

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]

Northallerton 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. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 486-491. Date accessed: 23 October 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire Parish Records - Parish List,' findmypast, accessed 30 September 2014.
  3. 'National Burial Index - Yorkshire (North Riding) Coverage,' Federation of Family History Societies, accessed 20 October 2014.