Darrington, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Darrington, Yorkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Osgoldcross
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Great Preston Gilbert Union
Registration District Pontefract
Records begin
Parish registers: 1567
Bishop's Transcripts: 1599
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery New Ainsty
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]

DARRINGTON (St. Luke And All Saints), a parish, in the union of Preston (under Gilbert's act), Upper division of the wapentake of Osgoldcross, W. riding of York, 3 miles (S. E. by E.) from Pontefract; containing, with the township of Stapleton, and the township of Darrington. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.[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]

Darrington, Yorkshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

AC = Ancestry - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
FS = FamilySearch.org
IARC = Archive.org
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)
 DARRINGTON PARISH (1567) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1568-1798 1568-1798 1568-1798 1568-1798 1568-1798 1568-1798
FREG 1568-1812 1567-1812 1567-1812
FS 1568-1871



IARC 1567-1812






To find the names of the neighboring 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 was created before 1813.  Church of England records began in 1567.

Census records[edit | edit source]

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[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.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848) Adapted; Date accessed: 9 April 2013.
  2. 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 10 May 2014.
  3. 'Yorkshire West Riding,' FreeREG, accessed 22 October 2014.