Kilburn, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Kilburn, Yorkshire
Kilburn St Mary Yorkshire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Birdforth
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Easingwold
Registration District Helmsley; Thirsk
Records begin
Parish registers: 1575
Bishop's Transcripts: 1601
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bulmer
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History

Kilburn St Mary is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1732 from chapelry in  Coxwold, Yorkshire Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Hood Grange, Wass, Thorpe le Willows, and Oldstead.

KILBURN (St. Mary), a parish, in the unions of Thirsk and Helmsley, wapentake of Birdforth, N. riding of York, 7 miles (E. by S.) from Thirsk; comprising the townships of Kilburn, Oldstead, Thorpele-Willows, and Wass. 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

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

AC = Ancestry - (£)
FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS = - free
IARC = Internet Archive - free
JOIN = - (£)
KILBURN PARISH (1602) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1600-1812



FREG 1575-1812 1602-1812 1600-1812
FS 1575-1625, 1636-1867
1602-1660, 1666-1847, 1860-1861

IARC 1600-1812






Deposited registers at North Yorkshire Record Office

Baptisms: 1575-1898
Marriages: 1602-1994
Burials: 1600-1884

Bishop's Transcripts:

1601, 1602, 1604, 1605, 1608-1610, 1632-1639, 1661-1673, 1675, 1694,1696-1698, 1702, 1703, 1705-1718, 1720-1807, 1809-1864, 1867

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

Easingwold Poor Law Union, Yorkshire

Thirsk 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. 667-672. Date accessed: 21 October 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire North Riding,'] FreeREG, accessed 22 October 2014.