Wales, Yorkshire Genealogy

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


Wales, Yorkshire
Wales St John the Baptist Rotherham Yorkshire.jpg
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Strafforth and Tickhill
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Worksop
Registration District Worksop
Records begin
Parish registers: 1578
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Doncaster
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Chancellor of York with the Prebendal Jurisdiction of Laughton en le Morthen
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

WALES (St. John), a parish, in the union of Worksop, S. division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, W. riding of York, 10 miles (E. by S.)from Sheffield. [1]

Wales St John the Baptist is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the Rotherham district of South Yorkshire, created in 1723 from chapelry in  Laughton en le Morthen, Yorkshire Genealogy Ancient Parish.Other places in the parish include: Norwood and Bedgralve, Kiveton Park, Kiveton, and Waleswood.

The Parish church of St John the Baptist has been designated a grade II* listed building British listed building

See Wales South Yorkshire Wikipedia Kiveton Park Wikipedia

Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Beighton, Derbyshire Genealogy Killamarsh, Derbyshire Genealogy Harthill, Yorkshire Genealogy Anston cum Membris, Yorkshire Genealogy Todwick, Yorkshire Genealogy Aston cum Aughton, Yorkshire Genealogy

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

For history of civil registration in this area see Worksop Registration District

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online data content from chapelry registers of Wales exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

FMP= FindMyPast - (£)[2]
FS =
WALES PARISH (1720) Online Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1692-1756 1692-1756 1687-1753 1687-1753 1692-1757 1692-1757
FS 1720-1874 1720-1842, 1881-1882 None

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.

See Yorkshire Census

Parish Records[edit | edit source]

This ancient parish (AP) was created before 1813.  Church of England records began in 1579.

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue and the films in their collection. Wales

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Worksop Poor Law Union, Nottinghamshire Genealogy

Bibiography[edit | edit source]

Genealogy and History Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 436-439. Date accessed: 14 October 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire Parish Records - Parish List,' findmypast, accessed 30 September 2014.