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Guide to '''Great Driffield, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy''': parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
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=== Parish History  ===
 
=== Parish History  ===
  
DRIFFIELD, GREAT (All Saints), a market-town and '''parish''', and the head of a union, in the Bainton-Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill, E. riding of York, 29 miles (E. by N.) from York, and 193 (N.) from London. It contains the '''chapelry''' of Little Driffield and the township of Emswell with Kelley-thorpe. Church of England records began in 1556. There are places of worship for '''Baptists''', '''Independents''', and '''Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists'''. <ref>Samuel A. Lewis, [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50928#s6 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''](1848. Date Accessed: 7  November 2013.</ref>  
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DRIFFIELD, GREAT (All Saints), a market-town and '''parish''', and the head of a union, in the Bainton-Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill, E. riding of York, 29 miles (E. by N.) from York, and 193 (N.) from London. It contains the '''chapelry''' of Little Driffield and the township of Emswell with Kelley-thorpe. Church of England records began in 1556. There are places of worship for '''Baptists''', '''Independents''', and '''Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists'''. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50928#s6 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''](1848. Date Accessed: 7  November 2013.</ref>  
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
  
==== Church records ====
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'''''Online data content from chapelry registers of Great Driffield exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:'''''<br>  
 
'''''Online data content from chapelry registers of Great Driffield exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:'''''<br>  
  
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*[[Little Driffield, Yorkshire|Little Driffield]]
 
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<br> For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Warrington-Padgate Christ Church and comprising the whole ancient parish of Driffield to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Great_Driffield,_Yorkshire|<u>DRIFFIELD PARISH</u>]] page.
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To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ 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.  
 
 
<br> To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ 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.  
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 12:37, 10 September 2019

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

Great Driffield, Yorkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Harthill
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Driffield
Registration District Driffield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1556
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Harthill and Hull
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Precentor of York with Prebendal Jurisdiction of Driffield
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

DRIFFIELD, GREAT (All Saints), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the Bainton-Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill, E. riding of York, 29 miles (E. by N.) from York, and 193 (N.) from London. It contains the chapelry of Little Driffield and the township of Emswell with Kelley-thorpe. Church of England records began in 1556. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, and Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

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

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS = FamilySearch.org
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)
GREAT DRIFFIELD PARISH (1710) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1556-1618, 1710-1850
FS 1710-1875

1710-1882

1848-1890

JOIN None

1710-1837

None

List of Chapelry's in this Parish[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848. Date Accessed: 7 November 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire East Riding,' FreeREG, accessed 20 October 2014.


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