Dunsforth, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

DUNSFORTH, LOWER, a chapelry, in the parish of Aldborough, union of Great Ouseburn (under Gilbert's act), Upper division of the wapentake of Claro, W. riding of York, 2¾ miles (S. E.) from Boroughbridge; containing 116 inhabitants. It comprises by computation 960 acres of land, partly the property of the Dean and Chapter of York: the village is seated on the south bank of the river Ure, and east of the road from Boroughbridge to York. The living is a perpetual curacy, with a net income of £51, and in the patronage of the Vicar of Aldborough; impropriators of the chapelry, the Dean and Chapter. The chapel is dedicated to St. Mary.[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]

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.

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Census records[edit | edit source]

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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]

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Web sites[edit | edit source]

Reference[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 105-110. Date accessed: 14 January 2013.