Northallerton, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Northallerton, Yorkshire
All Saints' Church, Northallerton7.jpg
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Allertonshire
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Northallerton
Registration District Northallerton; Stockton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1592
Bishop's Transcripts: 1660
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[edit | edit source]

Northallerton All Saints is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Yorkshire. Deighton, Yorkshire Genealogy is a chapelry of Northallerton. Other places in the parish include: Romanby and Bank Head.

The market town and civil parish of Northallerton's history as the site of a Priory and development of the civil parishes of Romanby (near Northallerton),Yorkshire Brompton (near Northallerton), Yorkshire Genealogy Deighton, Yorkshire Genealogy High Worsall, Yorkshire Genealogy are described at Northallerton Wikipedia

The parish church of All Saints has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

The Congregational chapel dating from 1819 and now known as the Zion United Reformed Church has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building

NORTHALLERTON (All Saints), a borough, market-town, and parish, and the head of a union, in the wapentake and liberty of Allertonshire, N. riding of York; comprising the chapelries of Brompton, Deighton,and High Worsall, and the townships of Romanby and Northallerton; and containing 5273 inhabitants, of whom 3092 are in the town, 32 miles (N. W. by N.) from York,and 224 (N. N. W.) from London. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

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NORTHALLERTON PARISH (1592) Online Records


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FREG 1622-1841, 1844-1893 1622-1842 1622-1812
FS 1592-1875






BROMPTON CHAPELRY (1594) Online Records


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FS 1595-1874






DEIGHTON CHAPELRY (1757) Online Records


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FS 1783-1871






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.

See Bishop's Transcripts references in Durham Bishop's Transcripts: The Howe Manuscript Collection

Records are also available at the North Yorkshire County Record Office.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Northallerton Poor Law Union, Yorkshire

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 423-433. Date accessed: 23 October 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire North Riding,'] FreeREG, accessed 22 October 2014.