Birkin, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Parish History

BIRKIN (St. Mary), a parish, in the Lower division of the wapentake of Barkstone-Ash, W. riding of York; comprising the townships of  Birkin, West Haddlesey, Chapel- Haddlesey, Temple-Hurst, and Hurst-Courtney;  A chapel of ease was erected, in 1836, at Chapel Haddlesey, The Wesleyan Methodists have small places of worship at Chapel Haddlesey and Temple-Hurst.[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

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

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BIRKIN PARISH (1651) Online Records


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CHAPPEL HADDLESEY Chapelry (1836) Online Records


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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 1649.

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

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

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Web sites


  1. 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales