Kirby Sigston, Yorkshire Genealogy

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North Riding of Yorkshire
Kirby Sigston

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

Kirby Sigston, Yorkshire
Kirby Sigston St Lawrence Yorkshire.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Allertonshire
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Northallerton
Registration District Northallerton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1574
Bishop's Transcripts: 1639; 1692-93
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Cleveland
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Bishop of Durham and the Dean and Chapter in Allerton and Allertonshire
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History

Kirby Sigston St Lawrence is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire. Other places in the parish include: Hallikeld, Sigston Smithy, Sowerby under Catcliffe, Sowerby under Cotcliff, Winton with Hallikeld, Stank and Winton, Stank, Thimbleby, Winton, Winton, Stank and Hallikeld, and Sowerby under Cotcliffe

SIGSTON, KIRBY (St. Lawrence), a parish, in the union of Northallerton, wapentake of Allertonshire, N. riding of York. [1]

The parish church of St Lawrence has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

The civil parish is Kirby Sigston;see also Kirby Sigston Wikipedia


Civil Registration

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

Online Records

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

FMP= findmypast - (£)[2]
FS =
JOIN = - (£)
 KIRBY SIGSTON PARISH (1574) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1574-1812 1574-1812 1603-1839 1603-1839 1603-1812 1603-1812
FS 1574-1867 None None
JOIN None 1813-1837 None

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

Northallerton 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. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 107-110. Date accessed: 21 October 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire Parish Records - Parish List,' findmypast, accessed 2 October 2014.