Halifax Old St Paul, Yorkshire Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Guide to Halifax Old St Paul, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Halifax Old St Paul, was built as an ecclesiastical parish within Halifax Township in the year 1772. It subdivided the ancient parish of HALIFAX St. John the Baptist), and is partly in the union of Todmorden, but chiefly in that of Halifax, wapentake of Morley, W. riding of York; comprising the market-town and borough of Halifax, the parochial chapelries of Elland and Heptonstall, and the townships of Barkisland, Erringden, Fixby, Hipperholme with Brighouse, Langfield, Midgley, Norland, Ovenden, North and SouthOwram, Rastrick, Rishworth, Shelf, Skircoat, Sowerby, Soyland, Stainland with Old Lindley, Stansfield, Wadsworth, and Warley; the whole containing 130,743 inhabitants, of whom 19,881 are in the town, 42 miles(S. W.) from York, and 197 (N. N. W.) from London. Old St Paul's was destroyed by 1850, and a chapel called New St Paul's built in place of it. [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]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Online data content from chapelry registers of Halifax Old St Paul may exist at some of the following websites:

IARC = Archive.org
FS = FamilySearch.org
AC = Ancestry - (£)[2]
HATH = HathiTrust.org
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)
HALIFAX OLD ST PAUL (OLD CROSSTONE ) CHAPELRY (1772) Online Records Note: It has been determined that numerous FamilySearch Crosstone christening entries are attributed incorrectly to Heptonstall Chapelry (which also see), and to which Crosstone was attached at some point in its history. Entries start at least by 1787.Search all three churches as well as Standfield Chapelry


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS None


AC None



Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1538-1910 1538-1910 1538-1935 1538-1935 1538-1916 1538-1916
FS 1538-1593,
None 1538-1593,
None Add None
JOIN None None 1538-1599 None None None
HEPTONSTALL PARISH (1593) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1593-1904 1593-1904 1593-1935 1593-1935 1593-1898 1593-1898
FMP None None None None None None
FS 1599-1896 None 1593-1872 None Add None
JOIN None None 1594-1660 None None None

For a full list of all those chapels immediately surrounding Halifax Old St Paul and comprising the whole ancient parish of Halifax St John the Baptist to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the Halifax St John the Baptist 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.

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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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. 372-379. Date accessed: 04 June 2013.
  2. 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 10 May 2014.