Foston on the Wolds, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Yorkshire Parishes A-I
East Riding of Yorkshire
Foston on the Wolds

Guide to Foston on the Wolds, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Foston on the Wolds, Yorkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Dickering
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Driffield
Registration District Driffield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1599
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dickering
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Provost of the Collegiate Church of St John, Beverley
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History

FOSTON-upon-the-Wolds (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Driffield, wapentake of Dickering, E. riding of York; containing the townships of Brigham, Gembling, and Great Kelk, 6½ miles (E. S. E.) from Driffield. Church of England records began in 1563. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans.[1]

FOSTON-ON-THE-WOLDS, a township, a parish. and a sub-district in Driffield district, E. R. Yorkshire, The township lies on a headstream of the river Hull, 3½ miles S of Lowthorpe railway station, and 5 ESE of Great Driffield. The parish contains also the townships of Brigham, Gembling, and Great Kelk. There are chapels for Independents, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists. [2]


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 Foston on the Wolds exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

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FOSTON ON THE WOLDS PARISH (1720) Online Records


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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Warrington-Padgate Christ Church and comprising the whole ancient parish of Foston on the Wolds to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the FOSTON ON THE WOLDS 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

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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 253-255. Date Accessed: 7 November 2013.
  2. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Adapted 19 March 2013.