Thornton le Street, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

Thornton-le-Street St Leonard is an Ancient Parish.

THORNTON-LE-STREET (St. Leonard), a parish, in the union of Thirsk, wapentake of Allertonshire, N. riding of York, 3 miles (N. N. W.) from Thirsk; containing, with the township of North Kilvington, 224 inhabitants, of whom 161 are in Thornton 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]

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 Bishop's transcripts can be searched free online at FamilySearch Historical Records from the Durham Bishop's Transcripts at Thornton-le-Street (Yorkshire)
Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections
DDR/EA/PBT/2/252
Parish Register Transcripts Thornton-le-Street (Yorkshire)

  • [April 1669-April 1770]
  • April 1696-April 1697
  • March 1714-March 1715
  • [March] 1718- March [1720]
  • March 1721-March 1722
  • 1760-1812

Additional material is found in Durham Bishop's Transcripts: The Howe Manuscript Collection under reference HBT 51 for 25 March 1729- 25 March 1730.

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.


Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Thirsk Poor Law Union, Yorkshire Genealogy

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.

Web sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]