Ackworth, Yorkshire Genealogy

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England Gotoarrow.png YorkshireGotoarrow.png Yorkshire Parishes Gotoarrow.png West Riding Gotoarrow.png Ackworth

Parish History

This ancient parish (AP) was created before 1813. Parish registers began in 1558.

ACKWORTH (St. Cuthbert), a parish, in Hemsworth district, in the Upper division of the wapentake of Osgoldcross, West Riding Yorkshire 3¼ miles (S. S. W.) from Pontefract. There are chapels for Quakers, Wesleyans, and Roman Catholics.[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
AC = (£)
FS =
JMI = (£)
ACKWORTH PARISH (1558) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1558-1910 None 1558-1935 None 1558-1941 None
FS 1558-1587, 1600-1868 None 1600-1646, 1648-1840, 1844-1848 None 1796-1856 None
JMI None None 1813-1837 None None None

Here is a list of church records on microfilm at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City.

Parish Register Content FHL Content
Parish register, 1558-1599. BRITISH 1836438
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1558-1812. BRITISH 560152
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1803-1868. BRITISH 560153

Bishop Transcript Content FHL Content
Baptisms, marriages, and burials, 1600-1605, 1607, 1609-1610, 1612, 1614-1615, 1627, 1629-1630, 1632-1640, 1667-1669, 1671, 1673, 1677-1678, 1681-1684, 1688-1689, 1691-1695, 1697-1698, 1700, 1702-1746, 1748-1780, 1782-1838, 1843-1844, 1875-1887, 1889-1890. BRITISH 990852 Item 1

Non conformist Churches

Wesleyan Methodist Church

Ackworth is part of the Pontefract Methodist Circuit.

Other Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1858-1925
BRITISH Film 1657057 Item 32
Neighboring Parishes

The GENUKI: Church Database is helpful in determining the names of the churches in the area. By typing the name of the parish, a list will show the names and denominations of the other churches in a selected radius.

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, nonconformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.

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 Rutland 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

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

Web sites


  1. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales(1870-72)

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