Newton in Cleveland, Yorkshire Genealogy

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North Riding of Yorkshire
Newton in Cleveland

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

Newton in Cleveland, Yorkshire
Newton under Roseberry St Oswald Yorkshire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Langbaurgh
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Guisborough
Registration District Guisbrough
Records begin
Parish registers: 1725
Bishop's Transcripts: 1626
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Cleveland
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

Newton under Roseberry St Oswald is an Ancient parish in Cleveland in the North Riding of Yorkshire, created in 1735 from chapelry in Rudby, Yorkshire  Ancient Parish.

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Newton like this:

NEWTON-IN-CLEVELAND, a parish in Guisbrough district, N. R. Yorkshire; near the source of the river Tees; 1½ mile S S W of Pinchingthorpe r. station, and 3 S W of Guisbrough. Post-town, Guisbrough, Yorkshire. Acres, 1, 440. Real property, £1, 100; of which £17 are in quarries. Pop., 122. Houses, 30. Roseberry-Topping here is a pyramidal mountain, 1, 488 feet high; contains a thick stratum of aluminous rock; and commands an extensive view. Blue whinstone, chiefly for road-metal, is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £45. Patron, T. K. Staveley, Esq. The church is ancient; and there is a parochial school.

NEWTON-IN-CLEVELAND, a parish, in the union of Guisborough, W. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh, N. riding of York, 5 miles (N. E.) from Stokesley. [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 NEWTON-IN-CLEVELAND exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

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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

Guisborough 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. 409-413. Date accessed: 23 October 2013.
  2. 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 10 May 2014.