Yafforth, Yorkshire Genealogy

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


Yafforth, Yorkshire
Yafforth All Saints Yorkshire.jpg
Type Chapelry (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred East Gilling
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Northallerton
Registration District Northallerton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1675; For more records see Danby Wiske
Bishop's Transcripts: 1675
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Richmond
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Eastern Deaneries - Richmond
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

YAFFORTH, a chapelry, in the parish of Danby Wisk, union of Northallerton, wapentake of Gilling-East, N. riding of York, 1½ mile (W. by N.) from Northallerton.[1]

Yafforth All Saints was originally a chapelry of Danby Wiske, Yorkshire Genealogy Ancient Parish in Yorkshire dating from 1208.

The Church of All Saints was rebuilt in 1870 and has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building

The village and civil parish of Yafforth is within the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire

See also Yafforth Wikipedia

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

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

FMP= FindMyPast - (£)[2]
FS = FamilySearch.org
YAFFORTH CHAPELRY (1674) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1673-1812 1673-1812 1671-1837 1671-1837 1633-1812 1633-1812
FS 1678-1870

1678 ,1698-1855


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Warrington-Padgate Christ Church and comprising the whole ancient parish of Danby Wiske to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the DANBY WISKE PARISH 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.  Church of England records began in 1603.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. 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[edit | edit source]

Northallerton Poor Law Union, Yorkshire

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 707-716. Date accessed: 11 October 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire Parish Records - Parish List,' findmypast, accessed 30 September 2014.