Bradfield, Yorkshire Genealogy
Guide to Bradfield, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Hundred||Strafforth and Tickhill|
|Poor Law Union||Wortley|
|Parish registers: 1559|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1600|
|Probate Court||Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York|
|Location of Archive|
|Yorkshire Record Office|
BRADFIELD, a parochial chapelry, in the parish of Ecclesfield, union of Wortley, N. division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, W. riding of York, 6¾ miles (N. W. by W.) from Sheffield; containing 6318 inhabitants.
BRADFIELD (St Nicholas), a village, two hamlets, a township, a chapelry, and a subdistrict, in Ecclesfield parish, West Riding, Yorkshire, 6¾ miles (N. W. by W.) from Sheffield; The hamlets are Nether-Bradfield and Bradfield-Dale. The township includes also the hamlets or divisions of Bolsterstone, Brightholmlee, Dungworth, Fairest-Green, Holdsworth, Midhope, Moorwood, Onesacre, OughtyBridge-with-Gate, Smallfield, Stannington, Stoves, Ughill, Wigtwizzle, and Worral; The chaperly comprises only part of the township.There are district churches at Oughtibridge, Stainington, and Wadsley, and chapels at Bolsterstone and Midhope; There are places of worship for Independent and Wesleyan Methodist.
The Bradfield Archive records are a unique collection of books/documents which includes references to the working and administration of the Parish over the last 500 years and also the running of the Bradfield Workhouse/Poor House based in High Bradfield from 1759 to 1847. More than 40,000 records are now available online at this link.
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.
Bradfield parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Bradfield Online Parish Records|
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To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Records are also available at the West Yorkshire Archive Service.
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.
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.
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