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Sleights, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Sleights St John the Evangelist

Parish History[edit | edit source]

See also Eskdaleside, Yorkshire

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Eskdaleside cum Ugglebarnby like this:

ESKDALESIDE, or Sleights, a township-chapelry in Whitby parish, N. R. Yorkshire; on the river Esk, and on the Pickering and Whitby railway, 4 miles SW by W of Whitby. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Whitby, both of the name of Sleights. Acres, 3, 740. Real property, £3, 060; of which £420 are in quarries. Pop., 814. Houses, 164. Building-stone is worked; mineral springs occur; and alum is found. There was anciently a small cell here to Whitby abbey. The living is a p. curacy, united with the p. curacy of Ugglebarnby, in the diocese of York. Value, £329.* Patron, the Rev. T. Walker. The church was built in 1767. Charities, £55.

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]

Sleights parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS = FamilySearch - free
FMP = Yorkshire Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP BTs = Yorkshire Bishop's Transcripts of Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP Banns = Yorkshire Banns (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP Marr = Yorkshire, Archbishop Of York Marriage Licences Index, 1613-1839 (FindMyPast) - ($)
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[1]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Sleights Online Parish Records
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FS 1538-1975
FMP 1538-2000
FMP BTs 1558-1914
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FS Catalog PRs

FS Catalog BTs

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. 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]

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]