Moorfields, Yorkshire Genealogy
Guide to Moorfields, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Hundred||Strafforth and Tickhill|
|Poor Law Union||Sheffield|
|Registration District||Ecclesall Bierlow; Sheffield|
|Parish registers: 1855|
|Bishop's Transcripts: None|
|Probate Court||Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York|
|Location of Archive|
|Yorkshire Record Office|
MOORFIELDS, a chapelry in Sheffield parish, W. R. Yorkshire; within Sheffield borough. It was constituted in 1846. 
Moorfields is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1846 from Sheffield [St Peter and St Paul] Ancient Parish Moorfields , eccl. dist., in par. and bor. of Sheffield, S. dir. West-Riding Yorkshire, pop. 5793. From: Bartholomew
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.
Online data content from chapelry registers of Moorfields exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:
|IARC = Archive.org|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|AC = Ancestry - (£)|
|HATH = HathiTrust.org|
|JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)|
|MOORFIELDS CHAPELRY (1859) Online Records|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Moorfields and comprising the whole ancient parish of Sheffield to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the SHEFFIELD 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 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.
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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. Adapted. Date accessed: 23 October 2013.
- 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 10 May 2014.