Alverthorpe, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Chapel History

ALVERTHORPE (St Paul), a village, a township, a chapelry, comprising the ecclesiastical districts of Alverthorpe and Thornes, in the parish and union of Wakefield, Lower division of the wapentake of Agbrigg, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 1½ mile (W. N. W.) from Wakefield; The village of Alverthorpe is pleasantly situated, and the township includes also the village of Thornes, and the hamlets of Fanshaw, Kirkham Gate, and Silcoates.  There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.[1] [2]


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 =
Alverthorpe Chapelry (1825) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1825-1910 1825-1910 1834-1935 1834-1935 1825-1974 1825-1974
FREG 1825-1856 None None None None None
FS 1825-1901 None 1838-1890 None 1840-1905 None

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.

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non-conformist 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 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

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

Web sites


  1. 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales.
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 49-53