Stonegrave, Yorkshire Genealogy
Parish History[edit | edit source]
Stonegrave is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire. Other places in the parish include: East Newton and Laysthorp, West Ness, and Newton East and Laysthorpe.
STONEGRAVE, a parish, in the union of Helmsley,wapentake of Ryedale, N. riding of York; containing,with the townships of West Ness, and East Newtonwith Laysthorpe, 351 inhabitants, of whom 194 are inStonegrave township, 4¾ miles (S. E. by S.) from Helmsley. The township consists of about 900 acres, in equalportions of arable and pasture; the soil is rich, the surface undulated, and the scenery picturesque, and agreeably interspersed with wood. Stone of good quality isquarried for building and for burning into lime. Theliving is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £33. 6. 8.,and in the patronage of the Crown; net income, £495.The tithes of the townships of Stonegrave and West Nesswere commuted for land and money payments in 1776.The church, situated on the declivity of a hill, is partlyin the decorated and partly in the later English style,and has a square tower.
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 224-229. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51309 Date accessed: 29 April 2011.
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]
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.
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Census records[edit | edit source]
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Poor Law Unions[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]
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Web sites[edit | edit source]
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