Sawley, Yorkshire Genealogy

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England Gotoarrow.png Yorkshire Gotoarrow.png Yorkshire Parishes, S-YGotoarrow.png West Riding of Yorkshire Gotoarrow.png Sawley

Parish History

Sawley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1843 from Ripon Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Cowbush, Eavestone, Risplith, North Pastures, and Hungate.

SAWLEY,  a chapelry, in the parish of Ripon, wapentake of Claro, W. riding of York, 5 miles (S. W.) from Ripon; containing 527 inhabitants.  There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.[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 neighboring 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.

FS =
AO =
SAWLEY PARISH (1745) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None 1745-1790 (various years) 1777-1793, 1799-1816
JMI None None None
FMP None None None
HATH None None None
AO None None None
Non Conformist Churches

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

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.


  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,  A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 23-26. URL: