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Skipsea, Yorkshire Genealogy

Guide to Skipsea, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Skipsea, Yorkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Holderness
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Bridlington
Registration District Bridlington; Skirlaugh
Records begin
Parish registers: 1720
Bishop's Transcripts: 1599
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery North Holderness
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

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 the township of Bonwick, that of Dringhoe with Upton and Brough, and the chapelry of Ulrome, 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 RegistrationEdit

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 RecordsEdit

Online RecordsEdit

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

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS =
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SKIPSEA PARISH (1720) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1750-1832
FS 1728-1865
1728-1848, 1862



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.

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.



  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 115-118. Adapted. Date accessed: 16 October 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire East Riding,' FreeREG, accessed 20 October 2014.