Skipsea, Yorkshire Genealogy

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England Gotoarrow.png YorkshireGotoarrow.pngYorkshire Parishes, S-Y Gotoarrow.png East Riding of Yorkshire Gotoarrow.png Skipsea

Parish History

This ancient parish (AP) was created before 1813. Church of England records began in 1720.

SKIPSEA (All Saints), a parish, chiefly in the union of Bridlington, but partly in that of Skirlaugh,N. division of the wapentake of Holderness, E. riding of York; containing, with the township of Bonwick, that of Dringhoe with Upton and Brough, and the chapelry of Ulrome, 797 inhabitants, of whom 358 are in Skipsea township, 5 miles (N. N. W.) from Hornsea. The Independents and Wesleyans have places of worship.[1]

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.


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 Records

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

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ANC = (£)
SKIPSEA PARISH (1728) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1734-1865
JMI None



ANC (£) None
AO None

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.

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. A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 115-118. URL: