Kirkburton, Yorkshire Genealogy

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West Riding of Yorkshire

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

Kirkburton, Yorkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Agbrigg
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Huddersfield
Registration District Huddersfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1540
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pontefract
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History

BURTON, KIRK (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Huddersfield, Upper division of the wapentake of Agbrigg. W. riding of York. This parish comprises the townships of Cartworth, Foulston, Hepworth, Kirk-Burton, Shelley, Shepley, Thurstonland, Wooldale, and part of Cumberworth-Half. Kirk-Burton, includes the hamlets of DogbyLane, Green-Grove, Linfit-Lane, Spring-Grove, and Paddock, and the village of High Burton. There are places of worship for Independents, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists.[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 Kirk Burton exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

AC = Ancestry - (£)[2]
BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[3]
FREG = FreeREG - free[4]
FS =
JOIN = - (£)
KIRK BURTON PARISH (1540) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1541-1812 1541-1812 1541-1812 1541-1812 1541-1812 1541-1812
1737-1778, 1810, 1812

FREG 1541-1711 1540-1711 1540-1711
FS 1540-1882 None 1722-1835 None 1821-1837
HATH 1541-1654



JOIN None None 1541-1654,
None None None
  NEW MILL CHAPELRY (1832) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1832-1837

1840, 1847


SHEPLEY CHAPELRY (1853) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1853-1886



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.

This ancient parish (AP) was created before 1813.  Church of England records began in 1540.

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.

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. 448-452. Date accessed: 21 October 2013.
  2. 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 10 May 2014.
  3. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 28 October 2014.
  4. 'Yorkshire West Riding,' FreeREG, accessed 22 October 2014.