Scorborough, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Scorborough, Yorkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Harthill
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Beverly
Registration District Beverley
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1603
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Harthill and Hull
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Provost of the Collegiate Church of St John, Beverley
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

SCORBOROUGH (St. Leonard), a parish, in the union of Beverley, Hunsley-Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill, East Riding of York, 4½ miles NNW from Beverley.[1]

To find the names of the neighboring 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 1653.

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 parish registers of Scorborough exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years.

AC = ancestry.co.uk (£)
FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS = FamilySearch.org
IARC = Internet Archive - free
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)
Scorsborough (1644) Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1653-1803

1653-1803

1653-1803

FREG 1655-1801 1653-1800 1653-1803
FS 1654-1836, 1860-1861

1653-1836

1718

IARC 1653-1801

1653-1765, 1786-1799

1653-1803

JOIN None

1653-1777

None

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.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis Samuel, A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 30-34. Adapted. Date accessed: 18 October 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire East Riding,' FreeREG, accessed 20 October 2014.