East Ardsley, Yorkshire Genealogy
Guide to East Ardsley, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|East Ardsley, Yorkshire|
|Poor Law Union||Wakefield|
|Parish registers: 1654|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1598|
|Diocese||Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon|
|Probate Court||Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York|
|Location of Archive|
|Yorkshire Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
ARDSLEY, EAST,a parish, in the union of Wakefield, Lower division of the wapentake of Agbrigg, W. riding of York, 3½ miles (N. W. by N.) from Wakefield; containing 900 inhabitants. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. 
ARDSLEY (East), a parish in Wakefield district, W. R. Yorkshire. Pop., 1,069. Houses, 219. There is a United Free Methodist chapel. 
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]
Online data content from chapelry registers of East Ardsley exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:
|AC = Ancestry - (£)|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)|
|EAST ARDSLEY PARISH (1598) Online Records|
|FS||1598, 1603-1634, 1663-1890
||1598, 1602-1633, 1665-1846
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding **Chapelry** and comprising the whole ancient parish of East Ardsleyto which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the East Ardsley 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.
East Ardsley is an 'ancient' parish (created before 1813). Church of England records for East Ardsley survive from 1662 (St.Michael's).
The original registers are deposited at theWest Yorkshire Archives in Wakefield.
The copies made by the minister (ordered by an Act of 1598) and sent each year to the Bishop of the diocese (known as parish register transcripts or Bishop's transcripts) survive from 1598 (with gaps) and are deposited at the West Yorkshire Archives branch in Sheepscar, Leeds.
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has both parish registers and bishop's transcripts on microfilm for East Ardsley which are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog. Many of these records are indexed in the International Genealogical Index available online through the 'Advanced Search' at www.familysearch.org.
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.
Websites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 66-69. Date accessed: 10 January 2014.
- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales1870-72 Date accessed: 10th January 2014
- 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 10 May 2014.
- 'West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910,' Ancestry, accessed 12 May 2014.
- 'West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935,' Ancestry, accessed 12 May 2014.
- 'West Yorkshire, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985,' Ancestry, accessed 13 May 2014.