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Grinton, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Grinton, Yorkshire
Grinton St Augustine Yorkshire.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Gilling; West Hang
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Reeth
Registration District Reeth
Records begin
Parish registers: 1640
Bishop's Transcripts: 1674
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Catterick
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Eastern Deaneries - Catterick
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Grinton St Augustine is an extensive Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.Other places in the parish include: Oxnop, Low Row, Reeth High Moor, Reeth with Fremington and Henalaugh, Satron, Summer Lodge, Thwaite, West Grinton, West Stones Dale, Whitaside, Whiteaside, Winterings, Angram, Birkdale, Cogden, Crackpot, East Stones Dale, Feetham, Fremington, Gunnerside with Lodge Green, Harkerside, Harkerside Moor, Ivelet and Calvert House, Keld and Thornes, and Reeth.

GRINTON (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Richmond, partly in the wapentake of Hang-West,and partly in that of Gilling-West, N. riding of York, 9½ miles (W. by S.) from Richmond; containing 4811 inhabitants, of whom 594 are in the township of Grinton. The parish includes the townships of Melbecks, Muker, and Reeth. [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]

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

FS = FamilySearch - free
FMP = Yorkshire Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP BTs = Yorkshire Bishop's Transcripts of Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP Banns = Yorkshire Banns (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP Marr = Yorkshire, Archbishop Of York Marriage Licences Index, 1613-1839 (FindMyPast) - ($)
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Grinton Online Parish Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
FMP 1538-2000
FMP BTs 1558-1914
FMP Banns


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FS Catalog PRs

FS Catalog BTs

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records are also available at the North Yorkshire County Record Office.

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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Richmond Poor Law Union, Yorkshire

Reeth Poor Law Union, Yorkshire

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,fckLRSamuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 344-347. Date accessed: 22 November 2013