Ripon Holy Trinity, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Parish History

RIPON Holy Trinity, at Blossomgate, was created a chapel of ease by the year 1827 and stood within the city and ancient parish, of Ripon St Peter and St Wilfrid (the Cathedral), West Riding of York, 23 miles northwest by west of York. The parish comprised the townships of Aldfield, Aismunderby with Bondgate, Bewerley, Bishopside, Bishopton, Clotherholme, Dacre, Eavestone, Givendale, Grantley, Hewick-Bridge, Hewick-Copt, Ingerthorpe, Lindrick, Markington with Wallerthwaite, Bishop-Monkton, Newby with Mulwith, Nunwick, Ripon, Sawley, Sharrow, Skelding, Skelton, North Stainley with Sleningford, Studley-Roger, Studley-Royal, Sutton-Grange, Bishop-Thornton, Warsill, Westwick, Whitcliffe with Thorp, and Winksley. There are two places of worship in the town for Wesleyans, and one each for Independents and Primitive Methodists.[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

Online Ripon Holy Trinity, Yorkshire Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
Indexes 1576-1837 Joiner[2]

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.

This ancient parish was created in 1853.  Church of England records began in 1827 for Ripon, Holy Trinity.

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

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. 671-676. URL:
  2. 'Search Marriage Records in West Riding of Yorkshire,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 2 October 2012.