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Longwood, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Longwood, Yorkshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Agbrigg
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Huddersfield
Registration District Huddersfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1797
Bishop's Transcripts: 1813
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 HistoryEdit

LONGWOOD, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Huddersfield, Upper division of the wapentake of Agbrigg, W. riding of York, 2¼ miles (W.) from Huddersfield. There are places of worship for Wesleyans, and Methodists of the New Connexion. [1]


Civil RegistrationEdit

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 recordsEdit

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

FS =
AC = Ancestry - (£)[2]
JOIN = - (£)
LONGWOOD CHAPELRY (1770) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1797-1812 1797-1812 1797-1812 1797-1812 1797-1812 1797-1812
FS 1786-1789, 1807, 1816-1870


1790-1809, 1816-1828






Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1562-1910 1562-1910 1562-1935 1562-1935 1562-1925 1562-1925
FMP 1749-1819 None None None None None
FS 1566-1824 None 1724-1824 None Add None

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Longwood and comprising the whole ancient parish of Huddersfield to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the HUDDERSFIELD PARISH page.

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.

Census recordsEdit

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 recordsEdit

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 GazetteersEdit

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.



  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 175-179. Date accessed: 22 October 2013.
  2. 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 10 May 2014.