Topcliffe, Yorkshire Genealogy

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


Topcliffe, Yorkshire
St Columba Topcliffe Yorkshire.jpg
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Birdforth; Hallikeld
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Thirsk
Registration District Ripon; Thirsk
Records begin
Parish registers: 1570
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bulmer
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York; Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York; Court of the Peculiar of St Leonard's Hospital, York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Topcliffe with Dalton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.Other places in the parish include: Baddersby, Azenby, Catton, Crakehill, Dalton, Dalton near Thirsk, Eldmire, Eldmire with Crakehill, Elmer with Crakhall, Elmire, Elmire with Crakenhill, Elmyre with Crakehall, High and Low Catton, Rainton cum Newby, Rainton with Newby, Asenby, and Baldersby.

TOPCLIFFE (St. Columb), a parish, in the union of Thirsk, partly in the wapentake of Birdforth, and partly in the wapentake of Hallikeld, N. riding of York; containing 2964 inhabitants, of whom 706 are in the township of Topcliffe, 4½ miles (S. S. W.) from Thirsk. There are separate incumbencies at Dishforth, Marton, and Skipton. The Wesleyans have a place of worship. [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 Topcliffe exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

FMP= FindMyPast - (£)[2]
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HATH = - free
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TOPCLIFFE PARISH (1654) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1570-1887 1570-1887 1570-1867 1570-1867 1570-1851 1570-1851
FS 1714-1875



HATH 1654-1830






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

Baldersby Online Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1858-1876 1858-1876

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.

Records are also available at the North Yorkshire County Record Office.

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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Thirsk Poor Law Union, Yorkshire Genealogy

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]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 372-377. Date accessed: 16 October 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire Parish Records - Parish List,' findmypast, accessed 15 October 2014.