Hawes, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Yorkshire Parishes A-I
North Riding of Yorkshire
Guide to Hawes, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Hawes, Yorkshire
St Margaret Hawes Yorkshire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Hang
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Bainbridge Gilbert
Registration District Askrigg
Records begin
Parish registers: 1695
Bishop's Transcripts: 1687
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Catterick
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 - Catterick
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History

Hawes is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1739 from chapelry in Aysgarth, Yorkshire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Appersett, Bartersett, Bertersett, Widdale, Snaysholme, Wether Fell, and Mossdale.

HAWES, a market-town and chapelry, in the parish of Aysgarth, wapentake of Hang-West, N. riding of York, 17¼ miles (W.) from Middleham and 251½ (N W. by N.) from London; containing 1611 inhabitants. There are places of worship for Independents, Wesleyans, Sandemanians, and the Society of Friends. [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

Online data content from chapelry registers of Hawes exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS = FamilySearch.org
HAWES CHAPELRY (1622) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1695-1937 1696-1914 1695-1812
FS 1622-1848



For a full list of all those chapels comprising the whole ancient parish of Aysgarth to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the AYSGARTH 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.

Poor Law Unions

Bainbridge Gilbert Poor Law Union, Yorkshire

Aysgarth Poor Law Union, Yorkshire

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. 447-450. Date accessed: 2013.
  2. http://www.freereg.org.uk/parishes/nry.htm 'Yorkshire North Riding,'] FreeREG, accessed 22 October 2014.