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Revision as of 00:46, 10 April 2014

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Parish History

BADSWORTH (St. Mary), a parish, in the Upper division of the wapentake of Osgoldcross, W. riding of York; containing 750 inhabitants, of whom 200 are in the township of Badsworth, 5 miles (S.) from Pontefract. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.[1]

BADSWORTH, a township and a parish in Hems worth district, West Riding, Yorkshire.The parish includes also the townships of Upton and Thorpe-Audlin. There are three Methodist chapels.[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

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

AO = Archive.org
FS = FamilySearch.org
ANC = http://www.ancestry.com/ (£)
HATH = HathiTrust.org
JMI = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk
BADSWORTH PARISH (1583) Online Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1585, 1636-1844, 1848 1610-1650, 1685-1860, 1866, 1880 1583-1812
JMI None 1813-1837 None
ANC (£) None None None
HATH None None None
AO None None None

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding **Chapelry** and comprising the whole ancient parish of Badsworth to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the Badsworth 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 1538.

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 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. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 128-132. Date accessed: 07 January 2014.
  2. Wilson, John M., Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales1870-72. Adapted. Date accessed: 07th January 2014