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

Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Agbrigg
County Yorkshire
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]

THURSTONLAND, a township-chapelry, with a village, in Kirkburton parish, W. R. Yorkshire; near Stocks-Moor r. station, and 4½ miles SSE of Huddersfield. Post town, Huddersfield. Acres, 2,050. Real property, £3,859; of which £600 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 1,320; in 1861, 1,116. Houses, 224. The manor belongs to H. Bill, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of York. Patron, the Vicar of Kirkburton. The church was originally a dissenting chapel, built in 1810; and became connected with the establishment in 1834. There are a 'Wesleyan chapel and an endowed school with £35 a year. [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. The chapelry (of Thurstonland) was created and a building constructed by the year 1862.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Online data content from Thurstonland Chapelry registers in Kirkburton Parish boundaries exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

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



Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1862-1910
1871-1935 1871-1935
FS None 1862-1921
None 1871-1991
None 1862-1915

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Thurstonland and comprising the whole ancient parish boundary of Kirkburton Parish 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 Conformist Churches[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]

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 and Wales (1870), Vol 6 p. 943. Date accessed: 5 March 2020.