Salton, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

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Salton, Yorkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Ryedale
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Kirkby Moorside
Registration District Helmsley; Malton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1573
Bishop's Transcripts: 1634
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Riddal
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of Salton
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History

Salton (St. John of Beverley)

SALTON (St. John of Beverley), a parish, in the union of Malton, wapentake of Ryedale, N. riding of the county of York containing, with the township of Brawby and Saltontownship, 6¾ miles (W. S. W.) from Pickering.[1]

The 12th century parish church of St John of Beverley has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

See also Salton North Yorkshire Wikipedia and an 1848 Gazeteer entry : A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 5-11.  here


Civil Registration

Records from the Ryedale 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

Online Records

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

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SALTON PARISH (1575) Online Records


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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding **Chapelry** and comprising the whole ancient parish of Salton to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the Salton page.

Church records

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

Kirkby Moorside 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

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



  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 5-11. Date accessed: 16 April 2013.