Leeds, Yorkshire Genealogy

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England Gotoarrow.png Yorkshire Gotoarrow.png West Riding Gotoarrow.png Leeds Gotoarrow.png Leeds St Peter, Yorkshire Genealogy

See the Leeds St Peter, Yorkshire Genealogy for a complete listing of information and more about this large city and ancient parish boundary comprised of numerous churches and chapelries.

Parish History

To find the names of the neighboring 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.


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

Available now at Ancestry.co.uk are two databases to records containing information on West Yorkshire poor:

  1. Removal orders and (parish) settlement records for the poor who resided in West Yorkshire for the boroughs of Bradford, Calderdale (Pickering, ), Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield.
  2. Miscellaneous Select Poor Law and Township Records, 1663-1914 of West Yorkshire.
  3. West Yorkshire, England, Select Rate Books, Accounts and Censuses, 1705–1893

See the Wiki page on Leeds St Peter, Yorkshire Genealogy for a more complete listing of links to churches and chapelries christenings, marriages and burials online.


Leeds City Council The council maintains three crematoria and 22 cemeteries in Leeds. Main offices where registers are held:-

Lawnswood Cemetry Offices, Otley Road, Adel, Leeds, LS16 6AH Monday to Friday 08:00am to 4:45pm Closed Saturday, Sunday

Cemeteries Armley Hill Top, (opened 1892) Greenhill Road, Leeds, LS12 3PZ Beckett Street, (opened 1845) Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7AA Beeston, (opened 1859) Beeston Road, Leeds, LS11 8PZ Cottingley Hall, (opened 1938) Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0EU Garforth, (opened 1911)  Ninelands Lane, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 1NX Gildersome, (opened 1865)  Street Lane, Leeds, LS27 7HR Guiseley, (opened 1922) Netherfield Road, Leeds, LS20 9HL Harehills, (opened 1908) Kimberley Road, Leeds, LS9 6LZ Holbeck, (opened 1857) Fairfax Road, Leeds, LS11 8SY Horsforth, (opened 1881) Calverley Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 4DZ Hunslet, (opened 1845) Middleton Road, Leeds, LS10 3BN Lawnswood, (opened 1876) Otley Road, Adel, Leeds, LS16 6AH Lofthouse, (opened 1932) Jumbles Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3RU Morley, (opened 1884) Bruntcliffe Lane, Morley, Leeds, LS27 0LZ New Farnley, (opened 1860) Tong Road, Leeds, LS12 5PU New Wortley, (opened 1863) Grasmere Road, Leeds, LS12 4EX Otley, (opened 1862)  Pool Road, Otley, Leeds, LS21 1HE Pudsey, (opened 1875) Cemetery Road, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 7HH Rothwell, (opened 1918) Haigh Road, Rothwell, Leeds, LS26 0TD Upper and  Lower Wortley, (opened 1865) Oldfield Lane, Leeds, LS12 4EX Whitkirk, (opened 1881)  Selby Road, Leeds, LS15 0AA Yeadon, (opened 1875) Cemetery Road, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 7UR Grounds opening hours  Weekdays:   Summer   08:30am - 7:00pm                     Winter    08:30am - 4:00pm Weekends:   Summer   10:00am -  6:00pm                    Winter     10:00am -  4:00pm

They also maintain the grounds of 22 closed churchyards. The registers for closed churchyards should be available by contacting the minister of the church concerned or if church is closed you can find the information on the West Yorkshire Archive Service website.

Leeds Central Library, Calverley Street Leeds A recent acquisition is the microfilmed burial registers from Lawnswood Cemetery. These registers are of the records in all 22 Leeds municipal cemeteries, and cover both burials and cremations.

Census records

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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