Farnley near Leeds, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Yorkshire Parishes A-I
West Riding of Yorkshire
Farnley near Leeds

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

Here is a Complete List of Leeds' chapels, district churches and chapelries for researchers.

Farnley near Leeds, Yorkshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Leeds Borough
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Carlton Gilbert Union
Registration District Hunslet
Records begin
Parish registers: 1791
Bishop's Transcripts: 1813; For more records see Leeds [St Peter]
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

FARNLEY, a chapelry, in that part of the parish of St. Peter, Leeds, which is within the liberty of Leeds, though locally in the wapentake of Morley, union of Leeds, W. riding of York, 3½ miles (W. by S.) from Leeds; containing 1530 inhabitants. 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

Farnley near Leeds, 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


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1791-1812 1791-1812 1791-1812 1791-1812 1791-1812 1791-1812
FREG 1724-1912 1729-1730, 1839-1920 1724-1913
FS 1724-1833



For a full list of all those chapels comprising the whole ancient parish of Leeds to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the LEEDS 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. This ancient parish (AP) was created before 1813. Church of England records began in date.

Church records for St Michael's Parish Church, St James Chapel and Farnley Hill Methodist have been indexed at http://www.calverley.info/farn_home.htm.

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

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A range of miscellaneous records are indexed at [2]. The records for Farnley and surrounding villages can also be searched from the main Calverley parish site at [3] 


  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 216-220. Date Accessed: 11 November 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.