Wykeham, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Wykeham, Yorkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Pickering-Lythe
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Scarborough
Registration District Scarborough
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1601
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Riddal
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History

WYKEHAM (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Scarborough, Pickering lythe, N. riding of York, 6½ miles (S. W. by W.) from Scarborough; containing,with the village of Ruston, and the township of Longdale-End, 597 inhabitants. [1] Wykeham was an Ancient Parish in North Yorkshire which included Ruston and Langdale End. Wykeham is a small village and civil parish on the outskirts of Scarborough and in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire.
See also Wykeham Scarborough Wikipedia

Wykeham All Saints Church which dates from 1853-1855 has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building.

A Methodist church at Rushton and Wesleyan Methodist church at Langdale End were within the Ancient Parish boundary. Langdale End is in the civil parish of Darncombe cum Langdale End Wikipedia
Wykeham should not be confused with the settlement of the same name in  Old Malton, Yorkshire Ancient Parish


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 chapelry registers of Wykeham exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FS = FamilySearch.org
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)
WYKEHAM PARISH (1653) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1653-1710, 1728-1743

FS 1661-1851






To find the names of the neighboring 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

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.

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 703-707. Date accessed: 11 October 2013.
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 28 October 2014.