Featherstone, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Yorkshire Parishes A-I
West Riding of Yorkshire

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

Featherstone, Yorkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Agbrigg; Osgoldcross
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Barwick Gilbert Union
Registration District Pontefract
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery New Ainsty
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History

FEATHERSTONE (All Saints), a parish, partly in the Lower division of the wapentake of Agbrigg, and partly in the Upper division of that of Osgoldcross, union of Barwick (under Gilbert's act), W. riding of York; containing 1065 inhabitants, of whom 318 are in the township of Featherstone, 2 miles (W.) from Pontefract. [1]


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the g A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 225-228. 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

Featherstone, Yorkshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

AC = Ancestry - (£)[2]
FS = FamilySearch.org
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)
FEATHERSTONE PARISH (1558) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1693-1812 1693-1812 1693-1812 1693-1812 1693-1812 1693-1812
FS 1558-1907






For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Warrington-Padgate Christ Church and comprising the whole ancient parish of Featherstone to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the FEATHERSTONE 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.

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

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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 225-228. Date Accessed: 11 November 2013
  2. 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 10 May 2014.