Skelton cum Newby, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Skelton cum Newby, Yorkshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Ripon
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Ripon
Registration District Ripon
Records begin
Parish registers: 1811
Bishop's Transcripts: 1840
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ripon
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]

SKELTON, or, Skelton cum Newby, or Skelton on Ure [River], a chapelry, in the parish and liberty of Ripon, West Riding of York, 4 miles (southeast by east) from Ripon. The chapelry is seated on the river Ure, about two miles and a half west-northwest of Boroughbridge. The chapel was erected [and chapel registers commence] in 1811.

Skelton cum Newby is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1749 from chapelry in Ripon Ancient Parish; refounded in 1815 from Skelton Ecclesiastical Parish. Wesleyan Methodist is the only identified non-Church of England denomination in Skelton cum Newby. Other places in the parish include: Newby with Mulwith and Newby.[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.

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 Ripon exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

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

Non Conformist Churches[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]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 113-115. Adapted. Date accessed: 17 May 2013.
  2. 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 10 May 2014.