Wales, Yorkshire Genealogy

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West Riding of Yorkshire

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

Wales, Yorkshire
Wales St John the Baptist Rotherham Yorkshire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Strafforth and Tickhill
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Worksop
Registration District Worksop
Records begin
Parish registers: 1578
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Doncaster
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Chancellor of York with the Prebendal Jurisdiction of Laughton en le Morthen
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History

WALES (St. John), a parish, in the union of Worksop, S. division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, W. riding of York, 10 miles (E. by S.)from Sheffield. [1]

Wales St John the Baptist is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the Rotherham district of South Yorkshire, created in 1723 from chapelry in  Laughton en le Morthen, Yorkshire Ancient Parish.Other places in the parish include: Norwood and Bedgralve, Kiveton Park, Kiveton, and Waleswood.

The Parish church of St John the Baptist has been designated a grade II* listed building British listed building

See Wales South Yorkshire Wikipedia Kiveton Park Wikipedia

Neighboring Parishes

Beighton, Derbyshire Killamarsh, Derbyshire Harthill, Yorkshire Anston cum Membris, Yorkshire Todwick, Yorkshire Aston cum Aughton, Yorkshire


Civil Registration

For history of civil registration in this area see Worksop Registration District


Online Records

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

FMP= FindMyPast - (£)[2]
FS =
WALES PARISH (1720) Online Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1692-1756 1692-1756 1687-1753 1687-1753 1692-1757 1692-1757
FS 1720-1874 1720-1842, 1881-1882 None

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.

See Yorkshire Census

Parish Records

This ancient parish (AP) was created before 1813.  Church of England records began in 1579.

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue and the films in their collection. Wales

Poor Law Unions

Worksop Poor Law Union, Nottinghamshire


Genealogy and History Websites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 436-439. Date accessed: 14 October 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire Parish Records - Parish List,' findmypast, accessed 30 September 2014.