Wawne, Yorkshire Genealogy

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

Parish History

This ancient parish (AP) was created before 1813. Church of England records began in 1653.

Wawne is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.
Other places in the parish include: Melsa and Meaux.

Wawne Parish Records begin 1653 Bishops Trancrepts 1598

Non-Church of England denominations identified in Wawne include: Independent/Congregational and Methodist New Connexion.

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wawne like this: WAGHEN, or Wawn, a township and a parish in Beverley district, E. R. Yorkshire. The township lies 4¼ miles SE of Beverley r. station; contains a village of its own name; and has a post-office under Beverley. Acres, 3,695. The parish contains also Meaux township, and comprises 5,085 acres. Pop., 408. Houses, 60.


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 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.

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

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Web sites