Sancton, Yorkshire Genealogy
Parish History[edit | edit source]
This ancient parish (AP) was created before 1813. Church of England records began in 1538.
SANCTON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Pocklington, Hunsley-Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill, E. riding of York; containing 505 inhabitants, of whom 431 are in the township of Sancton with Houghton, 1½ mile (S. E.) from Market Weighton. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans; also a Roman Catholic chapel at Houghton Hall.
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.
Online Records[edit | edit source]
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|JMI = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk|
|HATH = HathiTrust.org|
|AO = Archive.org|
|SANCTON PARISH (1728) Indexes|
|FS||1813-1857, 1864||1728-1839, 1843-1847, 1859-1860||None|
Census records[edit | edit source]
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[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.
Web sites[edit | edit source]
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any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.
References[edit | edit source]
- Samujel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 11-15. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51254