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== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
DRAX (St. Peter), '''a parish,''' in the union of Selby, Lower division of the wapentake of Barkstone-Ash, W. riding of York; including the townships of Camblesforth and Newland; and containing 1161 inhabitants, of whom 364 are in the township of Drax, 7 miles (S. E.) from Selby, and 171 in that of Long Drax. <ref> Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50926#s4 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 84-88. Date accessed: 11 October 2013.</ref>  
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DRAX (St. Peter), '''a parish,''' in the union of Selby, Lower division of the wapentake of Barkstone-Ash, W. riding of York; including the townships of Camblesforth and Newland; and containing 1161 inhabitants, of whom 364 are in the township of Drax, 7 miles (S. E.) from Selby, and 171 in that of Long Drax. <ref> Samuel A. Lewis, ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50926#s4 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 84-88. Date accessed: 11 October 2013.</ref>  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

DRAX (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Selby, Lower division of the wapentake of Barkstone-Ash, W. riding of York; including the townships of Camblesforth and Newland; and containing 1161 inhabitants, of whom 364 are in the township of Drax, 7 miles (S. E.) from Selby, and 171 in that of Long Drax. [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 Records[edit | edit source]

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

AO = Archive.org
FS = FamilySearch.org
ANC = ancestory.co.uk (£)
HATH = HathiTrust.org
JMI = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk
DRAX PARISH (1720) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1720-1874

1720-1880

None

JMI None

1720-1837

None

ANC (£) None

None

None

HATH None

None

None

AO None

None

None


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Warrington-Padgate Christ Church and comprising the whole ancient parish of Drax to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the DRAX PARISHpage.


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.

The Church of England church is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul

  • Christenings 1599-1947
  • Marriages 1597-1977
  • Burials 1597-1980

This ancient parish was created before 1813.  Church of England records began in 1599.

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, nonconformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.

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]

GENUKI - http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/index.html

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 84-88. Date accessed: 11 October 2013.