Hanging Heaton, Yorkshire Genealogy

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England  Gotoarrow.png  Yorkshire Gotoarrow.png West Riding Gotoarrow.png Heaton Hanging

Parish History

HEATON, HANGING, or Upper Soothill, an ecclesiastical district with a chapel, in the parish of Dewsbury, wapentake of Morley, W. riding of York, 1½ mile (N. E.) from Dewsbury. This district, which derives the affix to its name from the earls of Warren having had a gallows here, is on the road from Dewsbury to Leeds. The church, dedicated to St. Paul, was erected in 1825.[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

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.

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

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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Web sites



  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 459-462. Adapted. Date accessed: 04 December 2012.