Shelley, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Shelley, Yorkshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Agbrigg
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Huddersfield
Registration District Huddersfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1848
Bishop's Transcripts: 1848
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pontefract
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
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]

SHELLEY, a scattered village and a chapelry in Kirkburton parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on an acclivity, near the river Dearne, and near Shepley r. station, 5½ miles SE of Huddersfield; and has a post-office under-Huddersfield. The chapelry contains-also three hamlets, and was constituted in 1868. Acres, 1,420. Real property, £4,035; of which £172 are in mines. Pop., 1,901. Houses, 383. The living is a p. curacy-Value, not reported. There are several woollen manufactories, chapels for Independents, Baptists, and New Methodists, and an endowed national school. [1]

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. The chapelry (of Shelley) was created and a building constructed by the year 1868.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

IARC = Internet Archive - free
FS =
ANC = (£)
HATH = - free
JOIN = - (£)

SHELLEY CHAPELRY (1868) Online Records


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AC 1868-1909


FS None


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

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.

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.

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]

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wilson, John M.,Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales (1870), Vol 6, pg 787. Date accessed: 5 March 2020.