Burley in Wharfedale, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Yorkshire Parishes A-I
West Riding of Yorkshire
Burley in Wharfedale

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

Burley in Wharfedale, Yorkshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Skyrack
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Carlton Gilbert Union
Registration District Otley
Records begin
Parish registers: 1774
Bishop's Transcripts: 1786
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pontefract
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History

Burley-in-Wharfedale, township and village. with ry. sta., Otley par., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Wharfe, 10 miles N. of Bradford. Beside the church is Burley Hall.

From: John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)


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 Burley in Wharfedale exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[1]
FS = FamilySearch.org


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1774-1817
FS 1786-1846



For a full list of all those chapels comprising the whole ancient parish of Otley to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the OTLEY PARISH page.

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.

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.

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.


  1. 'Yorkshire West Riding,' FreeREG, accessed 22 October 2014.