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Seamer with Cayton and East Ayton, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Guide to Seamer with Cayton and East Ayton, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Seamer with Cayton and East Ayton, Yorkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Pickering-Lythe
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Scarborough
Registration District Scarborough
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559; Separate registers exist for Seamer St John the Baptist beginning 1684
Bishop's Transcripts: 1601; Separate records exist for Seamer St John the Baptist beginning 1604
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dickering
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Seamer with Cayton and East Ayton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Seamer St John the Baptist, Cayton, Irton, Cayton with Deepdale and Killerby, East Ayton, and Cayton near Scarborough.

Non-Church of England denominations identified in Seamer with Cayton and East Ayton include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

SEAMER (St Martin), a parish, in the union of Scarborough, Pickering lythe, N. riding of York; containing, with the townships of East Ayton and Irton, 1121 inhabitants, of whom 625 are in Seamer township, 4½ miles (S. W. by S.) from Scarborough. This parish was annexed (united) with the parish of Cayton . There was also a chapel of ease built from at least the 14th century at East Ayton, called St John the Baptist . The Wesleyans have a place of worship here.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Seamer with Cayton and East Ayton parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS = FamilySearch - free
FMP = Yorkshire Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP BTs = Yorkshire Bishop's Transcripts of Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP Banns = Yorkshire Banns (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP Marr = Yorkshire, Archbishop Of York Marriage Licences Index, 1613-1839 (FindMyPast) - ($)
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Seamer with Cayton and East Ayton Online Parish Records
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FS 1538-1975
FMP 1538-2000
FMP BTs 1558-1914
FMP Banns


FMP Marr








FS Catalog PRs

FS Catalog BTs

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records are also available at the North Yorkshire County Record Office.

Non Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Probate records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 36-40. Adapted. Accessed: 16 Apr 2013.