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Old Byland, Yorkshire
Old Byland All Saints Yorkshire.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Birdforth
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Helmsley
Registration District Helmsley
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1661
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Riddal
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish HistoryEdit

Old Byland All Saints is an Ancient Parish; the civil parish is Old Byland and Scawton in the Ryedale District of North Yorkshire.

The Church of All Saints dates from the late 11th century and has been designated as a grade I listed Building British listed building

The church of St Mary Scawton, Yorkshire is also in the civil parish.

BYLAND, OLD, a parish, in the union of Helmsley, wapentake of Birdforth, N. riding of York, 5 miles (W. N. W.) from Helmsley. [1]

See also Battle of Old Byland Wikipedia


Civil RegistrationEdit

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 recordsEdit

Online RecordsEdit

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

FMP= FindMyPast - (£)[2]
FS =
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OLD BYLAND PARISH (1654) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1777-1912 1777-1912 1772-1836 1772-1836
FS 1777-1874





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

Census recordsEdit

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 UnionsEdit

Helmsley Poor Law Union, Yorkshire

Probate recordsEdit

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 GazetteersEdit

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

Web sitesEdit


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 462-467. Date accessed: 23 October 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire Parish Records - Parish List,' FindMyPast, accessed 30 September 2014.