Topcliffe, Yorkshire Genealogy
Guide to Topcliffe, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Thirsk|
|Registration District||Ripon; Thirsk|
|Parish registers: 1570|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1600|
|Probate Court||Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York; Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York; Court of the Peculiar of St Leonard's Hospital, York|
|Location of Archive|
|Yorkshire Record Office|
Topcliffe with Dalton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.Other places in the parish include: Baddersby, Azenby, Catton, Crakehill, Dalton, Dalton near Thirsk, Eldmire, Eldmire with Crakehill, Elmer with Crakhall, Elmire, Elmire with Crakenhill, Elmyre with Crakehall, High and Low Catton, Rainton cum Newby, Rainton with Newby, Asenby, and Baldersby.
TOPCLIFFE (St. Columb), a parish, in the union of Thirsk, partly in the wapentake of Birdforth, and partly in the wapentake of Hallikeld, N. riding of York; containing 2964 inhabitants, of whom 706 are in the township of Topcliffe, 4½ miles (S. S. W.) from Thirsk. There are separate incumbencies at Dishforth, Marton, and Skipton. The Wesleyans have a place of worship. 
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 Topcliffe exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:
|FMP= FindMyPast - (£)|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|HATH = HathiTrust.org - free|
|JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)|
|TOPCLIFFE PARISH (1654) Online Records|
Baldersby registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Baldersby 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.
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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