Balby with Hexthorpe, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Balby with Hexthorpe, Yorkshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Doncaster Soke
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Doncaster
Registration District Doncaster
Records begin
Parish registers: 1848
Bishop's Transcripts: 1848
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Doncaster
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Balby St John the Evangelist( With Hexthorpe) was formed as an Ecclesiastical parish in 1846 from Doncaster, Yorkshire Genealogy St George Ancient Parish. Registers commence from 1848.

See Balby Wikipedia

Balby along with other areas of the town have had a Quaker history. For the history of Balby's Thomas Aldham see Thomas Aldham Wikipedia  and the Society of Friends website here

BALBY, with Hexthorp, a township and ecclesiastical parish, in the parish, union, and soke of Doncaster, W. riding of York, 1½ mile (S. S. W.) from Doncaster; containing 486 inhabitants. The parish was formed in August, 1846. [1]

BALBY-WITH-HEXTHORPE, a township-chapelry in Doncaster parish, W. R. Yorkshire. There is a Wesleyan chapel of 1868, and P. Methodist chapel. [2]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Primary registration of births, marriages and deaths took place at the Doncaster registration district has been included in the online index available at Yorkshire BMD for post 1837 events; view the coverage table to check progress on the availability of index search. Marriages include

  • Church of England marriages.
  • Civil Marriages at register offices, or non-conformist churches where a registrar was required to be present at the ceremony.
  • Authorised Person marriages. These cover the non-conformist places of worship which applied to keep their own registers as a result of the Marriage Act, 1898 (bringing them into line with Jewish and Quaker marriages which had this status since 1837). In such cases an 'Authorised Person' (usually the minister or priest) recorded the ceremony instead of the registrar. Earlier weddings in these places would be included with civil marriage registers.

A secondary index of 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 however this secondary index may omit the event and may not contain the detail of the Yorkshire BMD index

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]
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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. Church of England records began in date.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

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]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 132-136 Date accessed: 7 January 2014.
  2. John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales1870-72 Adapted. Date accessed: 07th January 2014