Romaldkirk, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Romaldkirk, Yorkshire
Romaldkirk St Romald Yorkshire.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Gilling
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Teesdale
Registration District Teesdale
Records begin
Parish registers: 1578
Bishop's Transcripts: 1615
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Richmond
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Eastern Deaneries - Richmond
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Romaldkirk is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire. Other places in the parish include: Bowbank, Birtle, Carbeck, Corn Park, Cotherston, Cotherstone, Grasholme, Holwick, Hunderthwaite, Hurry, Laith, Lartington, Lonton, Loup House, Lunedale, Mickleton, Nabby and Towler Hill, Newhouses, Thorngate Hill, Thwing Garth, Thwingarth, Unthank, Wemergill, Wooden Croft, Baldersdale, and Briscoe

ROMALD-KIRK (St. Romald), a parish, in the union of Teesdale, wapentake of Gilling-West, N. riding of York; containing, with the townships of Cotherstone, Holwick, Hunderthwaite, Lartington, Lune, and Mickleton, 2379 inhabitants, of whom 338 are in Romald-Kirk township, 6 miles (N. W.) from Barnard Castle. [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 Romaldkirk exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

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  ROMALDKIRK PARISH (1578) Online Records


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FREG 1578-1583, 1663-1717, 1753-1772 1578-1582, 1663-1717, 1753-1772 1578-1716, 1753-1772
FS 1578-1902





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.

FamilySearch Historical Records contains images of the Durham Bishop's transcripts entries for the Burial Ground Register Transcripts Cotherstone Friends (in Romaldkirk parish,Yorkshire) 1876-1878 The original transcripts are at Durham University Library (DUL) Archives and Special Collections reference DDR/EA/PBT/2/262.

Records are also available at the North Yorkshire County Record Office.

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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Teesdale Poor Law Union, Durham

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. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 690-695. Date accessed: 25 October 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire North Riding,'] FreeREG, accessed 22 October 2014.