Swillington, Yorkshire Genealogy

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West Riding of Yorkshire

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

Swillington, Yorkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Skyrack
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Great Preston Gilbert Union
Registration District Hunslet
Records begin
Parish registers: 1539
Bishop's Transcripts: 1631
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pontefract
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

SWILLINGTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the Lower division of the wapentake of Skyrack, W. riding of York, 7½ miles (E. S. E.) from Leeds. [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 parish registers of Swillington exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

AC = ancestry.co.uk (£)
FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS = FamilySearch.org
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)
SWILLINGTON PARISH (1540) Online Records


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AC 1540-1812



AC 1622-1812 1622-1812 1622-1812 1622-1812 1622-1812 1622-1812
FREG 1543-1812 1540-1812 1539-1812
FS 1543-1849






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.

Non Conformist Churches

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

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Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.


  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 286-289. Date accessed: 16 October 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire West Riding,' FreeREG, accessed 22 October 2014.