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Halifax St Ann in the Grove, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Guide to Halifax St Ann in the Grove, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Halifax St Ann in the Grove, Yorkshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Morley
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Halifax
Registration District Halifax
Records begin
Parish registers: 1813
Bishop's Transcripts: 1813
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pontefract
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

OWRAM (South), a village, a township, and a sub-district, in Halifax parish (also known as Halifax St. Ann in the Grove) and district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on an eminence overlooking the vale of Calder, the Calder and Hebble navigation, and the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, 1½ mile S of Hipper-holme r. station, and 2 S E of Halifax; and has a post-office under Halifax. The township contains also the hamlets of Cromwell-Bottom, Brook-Foot, Barker-Royd, Bank-Top, Binns-Bottom, Salterhebble, and Siddal, and part of the village of Kings-Cross; and is partly within Halifax borough. Acres, 2, 280. Real property, £17, 728; of which £1, 280 are in mines, and £1,090 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 7, 380; in 1861, 7, 245. Houses, 1, 542. Pop. of the part within Halifax borough, in 1861, 2, 690. Houses, 569. The manor of Cromwell-Bottom belongs to H. and H. Freeman, Esqs. Ashday Hall, Ash Grove, and St. Anne's are chief residences. Beacon hill is an eminence overlooking the town of Halifax; and is surmounted by a beacon, which was used to commemorate the peace rejoicings in May 1856. Stone of fine quality is quarried, and coal is worked. There are card, wire, and woollen manufactories, and copperas works. The church of St. Anne was rebuilt in 1818; is a stone structure, in plain pointed style; and consists of nave and chancel, with a tower. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, and a national school. The sub-district is conterminate with the township. (John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

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]

Halifax St Ann in the Grove 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) - ($)
FMP Marr = Yorkshire, Archbishop Of York Marriage Licences Index, 1613-1839 (FindMyPast) - ($)
ANC 1 = West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812 (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC 2 = West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Records (Ancestry) - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[1]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Halifax St Ann in the Grove Online Parish Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
FMP 1538-2000
FMP BTs 1558-1914
FMP Banns


FMP Marr


ANC 1 1512-1812
ANC 2 1813-1910




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 West Yorkshire Archive Service.

Census records[edit | edit source]

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]

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Websites[edit | edit source]