Skelton in Cleveland, Yorkshire Genealogy
Guide to Skelton in Cleveland, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Skelton in Cleveland, Yorkshire|
|Poor Law Union||Guisborough|
|Parish registers: 1567; Separate registers exist for Brotton beginning 1641|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1600; Separate records exist for Brotton beginning 1600|
|Probate Court||Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York|
|Location of Archive|
|Yorkshire Record Office|
Skelton All Saints is an Ancient parish in Cleveland in the North riding of Yorkshire.The church built in 1785 is now redundant. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Other places in the parish included: Stanghow, Stranghow, Kilton, Manlees Green, Mooresholm cum Gerrick, Great Moorsholm, Skinningrove, Moorseholm, Girrick, Brotton, Moorsholm cum Girrick, Saltburn, Skelton with Manless Green, and Moorsholm.
SKELTON (All Saints), or Skelton near Guisborough or Skelton in Cleveland, is a parish, in the union of Guisborough, E. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh, North Riding of York; containing, with the township of Moorsholm with Girrick, and that of Stanghoe, 1053 inhabitants, of whom 628 are in Skelton township, 4 miles northeast by north from Guisborough. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. 
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 Skelton in Cleveland exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:
|IARC = Internet Archive - free|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|AC = http://www.ancestry.com/ (£)|
|HATH = HathiTrust.org - free|
|JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)|
|SKELTON IN CLEVELAND PARISH (1***) Online 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.
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, nonconformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the FamilySearch Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.
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
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.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 113-115. Adapted. Date accessed: 17 May 2013.