Sheffield, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Guide to Sheffield St Peter and St Paul, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Sheffield, Yorkshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Strafforth and Tickhill
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Sheffield
Registration District Ecclesall Bierlow; Sheffield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1560
Bishop's Transcripts: 1608
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Doncaster
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

"SHEFFIELD (St. Peter), a borough and parish, and the head of a union, partly in the N., but chiefly in the S., division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, W. riding of York and the township of Sheffield, 55 miles (S. W. by S.) from York.and 163 (N. N. W.) from London. [1] Sheffield St Peter is an ancient parish, erected in the reign of Henry I.

A Complete List of Sheffield Parish and Chapels[edit | edit source]

Sheffield had the following parish and chapels attached to it, all lying within its jurisdiction and boundaries as of 1880:

The following district churches and chapels were built within Sheffield parish and they include the following: 

In the town are eleven places of worship for various denominations of Methodists, six for Independents, and one each for Baptists, Quakers, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9 Roman Catholics - 1781

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

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  • Click on the location pin on the map
  • Choose Options from the pop up box
  • Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

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Sheffield Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
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Indexes and images
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FamilySearch Collections-Yorkshire
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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FamilySearch Parish Registers-Yorkshire
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past-Yorkshire ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1800s
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Find My Past Bishop's Transcripts-Yorkshire ($)
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Find My Past Banns-Yorkshire ($)
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1600s-1800s
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Ancestry Church of England (Early)-West Riding ($)
1500s-1800s
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1500s-1800s
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1500s-1800s
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Ancestry Church of England (Late)-West Riding ($)
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1800s
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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1600s-1900s

Other Websites These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Bibiography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

A rich website with several cemetery and churchyard burial grounds is found at:

Genealogy and History Websites [edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 58-66.