Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire Genealogy

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North Riding of Yorkshire
Pateley Bridge

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

Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Ripon Liberty
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Ripon
Registration District Pateley Bridge
Records begin
Parish registers: 1551
Bishop's Transcripts: 1668
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ripon
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

PATELEY-BRIDGE, a market-town, and the head of a union, in the parish and liberty of Ripon, W. riding of York, 12 miles (W. S. W.) from Ripon, and 224 (N. N.W.) from London. A church, dedicated to St. Mary, was erected in 1827. There are places of worship for Independents and Primitive and Wesleyan 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 Pateley Bridge exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FS =
PATELEY BRIDGE (1551) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

FS 1551-1910



For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Pateley Bridge and comprising the whole ancient parish of Ripon to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the Ripon 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

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

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



  1. Samuel A. Lewis,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 537-540. Date accessed: 23 October 2013.
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 28 October 2014.