South Cowton, Yorkshire Genealogy
Guide to South Cowton, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|South Cowton, Yorkshire|
|Poor Law Union||Northallerton|
|Parish registers: 1568|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1615|
|Diocese||Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Eastern Deaneries - Richmond|
|Location of Archive|
|Yorkshire Record Office|
The redundant church of St Mary is in an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1783 from Gilling near Richmond, Yorkshire Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: North Cowton, South Cowton with Pepper Hall, Pepperhall, and Pepper Hall. COWTON, SOUTH, a township and chapelry, in the parish of Gilling, union of Northallerton, wapentake of Gilling-East, N. riding of York, 5¼ miles (N. E. by E.) from Catterick. 
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 Gilling exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:
|FREG = FreeREG - free|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|ANC = ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|HATH = HathiTrust.org - free|
|JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)|
|SOUTH COWTON CHAPELRY (1615) Online Records|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding South Cowton and comprising the whole ancient parish of Gilling to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the Gilling 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.
This ancient parish (AP) was created before 1813.
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
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