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Acaster Malbis, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Acaster Malbis, Yorkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred York (Ansty)
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union York
Registration District York
Records begin
Parish registers: 1693
Bishop's Transcripts: 1631
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery New Ainsty
Diocese York
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]

ACASTER-MALBIS (Holy Trinity), a parish, in the union of York, partly in the Ainsty wapentake, West Riding, but chiefly in the wapentake of Ouse and Derwent, East riding, of York, 4½ miles S by W from York; containing 748 inhabitants, of whom 322 are in the township of Acaster-Malbis. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Records from York Registration District held at York are included in the online index available at Yorkshire BMD for post 1837 events; view the coverage table to check progress on the availability of index search. Each indexed marriage entry provides researchers with the name of the precise parish or chapel in which the marriage occurred.

Marriages include:

  • Church of England marriages.
  • Civil Marriages at register offices, or non-conformist churches where a registrar was required to be present at the ceremony.
  • Authorised Person marriages. These cover the non-conformist places of worship which applied to keep their own registers as a result of the Marriage Act, 1898 (bringing them into line with Jewish and Quaker marriages which had this status since 1837). In such cases an 'Authorised Person' (usually the minister or priest) recorded the ceremony instead of the registrar. Earlier weddings in these places would be included with civil marriage registers.

A secondary index of 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 however this secondary index may omit the event and may not contain the detail of the Yorkshire BMD index

Church records[edit | edit source]

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

FMP= findmypast - (£)[2]
FS =
JOIN = - (£)
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[3]
Acaster Malbis (1666) Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1694-1812 1694-1812 1694-1930 1694-1930 1693-1812 1693-1812
FS 1720-1865

1666, 1720-1847





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.

This ancient parish (AP) was created before 1813. Church of England records began in 1631.

Deposited records held at Borthwick Institute University of York include:

Baptisms: 1694-1949 Marriages: 1694-1977 Burials: 1693-1979
Bishop's Transcripts:
1631, 1635-1639, 1661-1673, 1675-1677, 1679, 1680, 1683-1690, 1692, 1696, 1698-1777, 1779-1783, 1785, 1788-1854, 1857-1861, 1864, 1865, 1870, 1871 (transcribed from the Institute catalogue)

The International Genealogical Index coverage was for Christenings 1720-1871 and marriages 1720-1837 (batch number year range)

Link to the Family History Library film numbers in their collection Acaster Malbis

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]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., [ A Topographical Dictionary of England] (1848), pp. 5-9. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 September 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire Parish Records - Parish List,' findmypast, accessed 30 September 2014.
  3. 'National Burial Index - Yorkshire (City and Ainsty) Coverage,' Federation of Family History Societies, accessed 16 October 2014.