Barton, Yorkshire Genealogy

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North Riding of Yorkshire

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

Barton, Yorkshire
Barton St Cuthbert with St Mary Yorkshire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred East Gilling
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Darlington
Registration District Darlington
Records begin
Parish registers: None; Separate registers exist for Barton St Cuthbert beginning 1582; Separate registers exist for Barton St Mary beginning 1619
Bishop's Transcripts: None; Separate records exist for Barton St Cuthbert beginning 1616 and for Barton St Mary beginning 1637
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

BARTON (St. Mary and St. Cuthbert), a parish, in the union of Darlington, wapentake of Gilling East, N. riding of York, 5 miles (S. W.) from Darlington; containing, with the township of Newton-Morrell and part of Stapleton, 631 inhabitants, of whom 567 are in the township of Barton. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.[1]


Civil Registration

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

Online Records

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

FMP= findmypast - (£)[2]
FS =
BARTON PARISH (1616) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1678-1871

1616, 1666-1667, 1669, 1679-1866
1616-1617, 1675-1871
Barton St Cuthbert, Yorkshire Parish Online Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1584-1871 1584-1871 1584-1930 1584-1930 1582-1892 1582-1892
Barton St Mary, Yorkshire Online Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1619-1840 1619-1840 1619-1835 1619-1835 1621-1870 1621-1870

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. 
Church of England records began in 1582 (St. Cuthbert) and 1619 (St. Mary)

Census records

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

Darlington Poor Law Union, Durham

Probate records

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

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 161-164. Date accessed: 07 January 2014.
  2. 'Yorkshire Parish Records - Parish List,' findmypast, accessed 7 October 2014.