Knapton, Yorkshire Genealogy

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England Gotoarrow.png Yorkshire Gotoarrow.png Yorkshire Parishes K-R Gotoarrow.png East Riding Gotoarrow.png Knapton

Parish History

KNAPTON, a township, partly in the parish of Holy Trinity, Micklegate, city of York, and partly in the parish of Acomb, E. division of Ainsty wapentake, W. riding of York, 3¼ miles (W. by N.) from York; containing 98 inhabitants. It comprises 860 acres: the river Ouse passes to the east of the village.

KNAPTON, a chapelry, in the parish of Wintringham, union of Malton, wapentake of Buckrose, E. riding of York, 7 miles (N. E. by E.) from Malton; containing 264 inhabitants. The Wesleyans and the Society of Friends have places of worship. [1]


Civil Registration

Records from the Ryedale registration district held at the North Yorkshire Registration Service are included in the online index available at Yorkshire BMD for post 1837 events; view the coverage table to check progress on the availability of index search.

Marriages include

  • Church of England marriages.
  • Civil Marriages at register offices, or non-conformist churches where a registrar was required to be present at the ceremony.
  • Authorised Person marriages. These cover the non-conformist places of worship which applied to keep their own registers as a result of the Marriage Act, 1898 (bringing them into line with Jewish and Quaker marriages which had this status since 1837). In such cases an 'Authorised Person' (usually the minister or priest) recorded the ceremony instead of the registrar. Earlier weddings in these places would be included with civil marriage registers.

A secondary index of 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 however this secondary index may omit the event and may not contain the detail of the Yorkshire BMD index

Church records

Online Records

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

AO =
FS =
ANC = (£)
  KNAPTON CHAPELRY (1760) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1827-1874



JMI None



ANC (£) None






AO None



ACOMB PARISH (1634) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1634-1639, 1661-1671, 1686-1886 1634-1639, 1661-1672, 1689-1885 None
JMI None None None
FMP None None None
HATH None None None
AO None None None

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Knapton and comprising the whole ancient parish of Acomb to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the ACOMB 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.

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.

Poor Law Unions

Malton Poor Law Union, Yorkshire

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

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

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 701-706. URL: