Great Smeaton, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Great Smeaton, Yorkshire
Great Smeaton St Eloy Yorkshire.jpg
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Allertonshire; East Gilling
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Northallerton
Registration District Northallerton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1573
Bishop's Transcripts: 1679
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Richmond
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Eastern Deaneries - Richmond
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Great Smeaton St Eloy is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.  Appleton Wiske, Yorkshire Genealogy is a chapelry of Great Smeaton. Other places in the parish include: Enter Common, Hornby near Northallerton, and Hornby.
SMEATON, GREAT, a parish, in the union of Northallerton, partly in the wapentake of Allertonshire, and partly in Gilling-East, N. riding of York, 6½ miles (N. by W.) from Northallerton; containing, with the township of Hornby, 517 inhabitants. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

  • Type the name of the parish in the search bar
  • Click on the location pin on the map
  • Choose Options from the pop up box
  • Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Records from the Northallerton registration district held at the North Yorkshire Registration Service are included in the online index available at Yorkshire BMD for post 1837 events; view the coverage table to check progress on the availability of index search.

Marriages include

  • Church of England marriages.
  • Civil Marriages at register offices, or non-conformist churches where a registrar was required to be present at the ceremony.
  • Authorised Person marriages. These cover the non-conformist places of worship which applied to keep their own registers as a result of the Marriage Act, 1898 (bringing them into line with Jewish and Quaker marriages which had this status since 1837). In such cases an 'Authorised Person' (usually the minister or priest) recorded the ceremony instead of the registrar. Earlier weddings in these places would be included with civil marriage registers.

A secondary index of 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 however this secondary index may omit the event and may not contain the detail of the Yorkshire BMD index

Church Records[edit | edit source]

'The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

Hover over the collection's title for more information

Great Smeaton Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
FamilySearch Collections-North Riding
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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FamilySearch Marriage Bonds and Allegations-North Riding
1600s-1800s
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1600s-1800s
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1600s-1800s
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FamilySearch Marriage Bonds and Allegations (Allertonshire)-North Riding
1600s-1800s
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1600s-1800s
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1600s-1800s
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Parish Registers - FamilySearch Catalog
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past-North Riding ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Find My Past Banns-North Riding ($)
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1600s-1900s
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Find My Past Marriage Licences-North Riding ($)
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1600s-1800s
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Ancestry Church of England Marriage Bonds-North Riding ($)
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1600s-1800s
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1800s
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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1600s-1900s

Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Northallerton Poor Law Union, Yorkshire

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]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 123-125. Date Accessed: 11 November 2013