Pickering, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Pickering, Yorkshire
St Peter & Paul Pickering Yorkshire.jpg
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Pickering-Lythe
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Pickering
Registration District Pickering; Whitby
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Riddal
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Pickering St Peter and St Paul is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Yorkshire.Ellerburne, Yorkshire Genealogy is a chapelry of Pickering.Other places in the parish include: The Marishes, Newton, Kingthorpe, and Marishes.

Pickering is a market town and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire Pickering Wikipedia

The parish church of St Peter and St Paul has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

The Methodist chapel at Potter Hill has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building

PICKERING (St. Peter), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in Pickering lythe, N .riding of York; containing, with the chapelries of Goadland and Newton, and the townships of Kingthorpe and Marishes, 3901 inhabitants, of whom 2992 are in the town, 26 miles (N. N. E.) from York, and 222 (N. by W.) from London. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Records from the Ryedale 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. Here are the three important links to websites with birth, marriages and death indexed data:

  1. FreeBMD
  2. Yorkshire BMD index - contains more details than FreeBMD
  3. Tees Valley Indexes to BMDs

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

IARC = Archive.org
FS = FamilySearch.org
ANC = ancestry.co.uk (£)
HATH = HathiTrust.org
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)
PICKERING PARISH (1658) Online Records


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FS 1709-1873






AC None



GOATHLAND CHAPELRY (1618) Online Records


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FS 1723-1867







For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Warrington-Padgate Christ Church and comprising the whole ancient parish of Pickering to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the Pickering/link 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.

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]

Pickering 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. 564-567. Date accessed: 23 October 2013.