Sowerby (near Halifax), Yorkshire Genealogy

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Guide to Sowerby (near Halifax), Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Sowerby (near Halifax), Yorkshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Morley
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Halifax
Registration District Halifax
Records begin
Parish registers: 1643
Bishop's Transcripts: 1664
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]

SOWERBY, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Halifax, Wapentake of Morley, W. riding of York, 4 miles (W. S. W.) from Halifax. [1]

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

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Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1651, 1668, 1694, 1709-1812 1651, 1668, 1694, 1709-1812 1651, 1668, 1694, 1709-1812 1651, 1668, 1694, 1709-1812 1651, 1668, 1694, 1709-1812 1651, 1668, 1694, 1709-1812
FS 1664, 1672, 1675, 1683, 1684, 1689, 1692, 1695, 1697, 1699-1709, 1711-1713, 1716-1719, 1721-1764, 1766-1837

1714; 1724; 1730-1753, 1865 (part.)

1801-1850 (part.)




For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Sowerby near Halifax and comprising the whole ancient parish of Halifax to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the Halifax 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 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]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 152-156. Date accessed: 16 October 2013.