Barwick in Elmett, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Barwick in Elmett, Yorkshire
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Skyrack
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Barwick Gilbert Union
Registration District Hunslet; Tadcaster
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
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]

BARWICK-IN-ELMETT (All Saints), a parish, in the Lower division of the wapentake of Skyrack, West Riding, Yorkshire, 7 miles (N. E. by E.) from Leeds; containing 2275 inhabitants, of whom 1836 are in Barwick township. [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 Barwick in Elmett exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

AC = Ancestry - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
FS =
FMP = findmypast (£)
JOIN = - (£)
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[4]
BARWICK IN ELMETT PARISH (1600) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1600-1812 1600-1812 1600-1812 1600-1812 1600-1812 1600-1812
FMP 1600-1812



FREG 1600-1601, 1631-1812 1600-1812
FS 1600-1845







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 1653.

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.

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. 164-168. Date accessed: 07 January 2014.
  2. 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 12 May 2014.
  3. 'Yorkshire West Riding,' FreeREG, accessed 27 October 2014.
  4. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes.