Bilton Genealogical Records

Bilton Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Diocese of Chester Bishop's Transcripts Baptisms (1576-1906)

A searchable database of 964,765 records, linked to original images of baptism registers. The records provide proof of parentage, occupations, residence and other details.

Yorkshire Birth Index (1837-2010)

A growing index of births registered in the county. Records include a reference to the sub-registration district, making it easier to order the correct certificate.

FreeBMD Births (1837-1957)

An index to births registered at the central authority for England & Wales. The index provides the area where the birth was registered, mother's maiden name from September 1911 and a reference to order a birth certificate.

British Army Birth Index (1761-2005)

An index to births registered to British Army personal at home and abroad.

Bilton Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Archdeaconry of Richmond Marriage Bonds (1734-1755)

Marriage bonds from the deaneries of Lonsdale, Kendal, Furness and Copeland.

Archdeaconry of Richmond Marriage Bonds (1648-1710)

Marriage bonds from the deaneries of Lonsdale, Kendal, Furness and Copeland.

Diocese of Chester Bishop's Transcripts Marriages (1576-1906)

A searchable database of over 380,000 marriages, linked to original images of marriage registers. The records may include fathers' names, age, residence, occupations and more.

Yorkshire Marriage Index (1837-2011)

A growing index of marriages registered in the county. Records include a reference to the sub-registration district, making it easier to order the correct certificate.

Bilton Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

St John the Evangelist, Bilton Burial Records (1780-1837)

An index of burials recorded at St John the Evangelist, Bilton_. The index includes the name of the deceased, the date of burial, age (where available) and occasionally other notes.

Diocese of Chester Bishop's Transcripts Burials (1576-1906)

A searchable database of 720,459 records, linked to original images of burial registers. The records may include date of burial and/or death, residence, age and other details.

Yorkshire Death Index (1837-2010)

A growing index of deaths registered in the county. Records include a reference to the sub-registration district, making it easier to order the correct certificate.

Yorkshire Burial Transcripts (1441-1909)

Transcripts of Anglican burial registers from over 100 churches in Yorkshire.

Bilton Church Records

Cheshire Clergy List (1541-1542)

A list of 16th century Anglican clergy in the Diocese of Chester.

Chester Diocese Ordination Book (1542-1558)

A transcription of a book recording early ordinations in the Diocese of Chester.

West Yorkshire Confirmations (1859-1915)

Records recording teens and young adults commitment to the Christian faith.

England Parish Registers (1914-2013)

Documentation for those baptised, married and buried at England. Parish registers can assist tracing a family back numerous generations.

England Parish Registers (1538-1934)

The primary source of documentation for baptisms, marriages and burials before 1837, though extremely useful to the present. Their records can assist tracing a family back numerous generations.

Bilton Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

West Riding of Yorkshire Hearth Tax (1672)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

West Riding of Yorkshire Hearth Tax (1672)

A name index to records recording taxes levied against owners of hearths in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Lay Subsidy (1301)

A tax on the county's wealthier residents, ordered by wapentake or liberty and settlement.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Bilton Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Chester Diocese Probate Images & Index (1492-1857)

A searchable index of testators connected to original images of their will and any probate documents. These records can help trace your Cheshire ancestors back to the 15th century.

Chester Diocese Probate, Admons & Depositions (1487-1620)

A calendar of probate, admon and testamentary depositions from Chester Diocese. The latter, deposition, are sworn statements at testamentary trials.

Derbyshire Will Index (1858-1928)

An index to wills, proved by the Derby Probate Registry. Index includes name, residence and year of probate. Contains entries for Yorkshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and other counties.

North Country Wills (1383-1558)

Transcripts of several hundred wills, contains an index to people named within.

Newspapers Covering Bilton

Bradford Observer (1834-1875)

Local news; notices of births, marriages and deaths; business notices; details on the proceedings of public institutions; adverts and a rich tapestry of other local information from the Bradford district. Every line of text from the newspaper can be searched and images of the original pages viewed.

Leeds Times (1833-1901)

This fully searchable newspaper will provide a rich variety of information about the people and places of the Leeds district. Includes family announcements.

Leeds Mercury (1807-1900)

Fully text-searchable articles from a local newspaper covering the Leeds district. It includes family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more.

York Herald (1801-1900)

A searchable newspaper providing a rich variety of information about the people and places of the York district. Includes obituaries and family announcements.

Leeds Intelligencer (1754-1866)

Fully text-searchable articles from a local newspaper covering the Leeds district. It includes family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more.

Bilton Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Bilton Cemeteries

West Riding Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of West Riding's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Mausolea and Monuments (1500-Present)

Profiles of several hundred mausolea found in the British Isles.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribed memorials remembering those connected with the nautical occupations.

Bilton Directories & Gazetteers

York & Ainsty Directory (1822)

A directory of York & the Ainsty district, detailing their history, agriculture, topography, economy and leading commercial, professional and private residents.

Kelly's Directory of West Riding (1893)

A directory of residents and businesses; with a description of each settlement, containing details on its history, public institutions, churches, postal services, governance and more.

Kelly's Directory of West Riding of Yorkshire A-K (1881)

An exhaustive gazetteer, containing details of settlement's history, governance, churches, postal services, public institutions and more. Also contains lists of residents with their occupation and address.

Kelly's Directory of West Riding of Yorkshire L-Y (1881)

An exhaustive gazetteer, containing details of settlement's history, governance, churches, postal services, public institutions and more. Also contains lists of residents with their occupation and address.

White's Directory of Leeds & the West Riding (1870)

A comprehensive gazetteer of cities, towns and townships; to which are appended lists of their residents, trades and occupations.

Yorkshire Feet of Fines (1486-1503)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

Eyre Rolls for Yorkshire (1218-1219)

Transcriptions of pleas brought before a court. They largely concern land disputes.

Home Office Prison Calendars (1868-1929)

Records of over 300,000 prisoners held by quarter sessions in England & Wales. Records may contain age, occupation, criminal history, offence and trial proceedings.

Central Criminal Court After-trial Calendars (1855-1931)

Over 175,000 records detailing prisoner's alleged offences and the outcome of their trial. Contains genealogical information.

Prison Hulk Registers (1802-1849)

From the late 18th century many prisoners in Britain were kept on decommissioned ships known as hulks. This collection contains nearly 50 years of registers for various ships. Details given include: prisoner's name, date received, age, year of birth and conviction details.

Bilton Taxation Records

West Riding of Yorkshire Hearth Tax (1672)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

West Riding of Yorkshire Hearth Tax (1672)

A name index to records recording taxes levied against owners of hearths in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Lincolnshire Domesday & Lindsey Survey (1066-1118)

A transcription of the Lincolnshire section of the Domesday Book, which records land ownership, use and value in the late 11th century; and similar survey completed in 1118.

Yorkshire Lay Subsidy (1301)

A tax on the county's wealthier residents, ordered by wapentake or liberty and settlement.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Bilton Land & Property Records

West Riding Domesday Extracts (1066)

Extracts for West Riding settlements found in the Domesday book. Includes the modern & 11th century place name, land owners and details of later history.

Yorkshire Feet of Fines (1486-1503)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

Yorkshire Domesday Records (1086)

An English translation of Yorkshire domesday records. This transcripts details the county's landowners in 1086.

Lincolnshire Domesday & Lindsey Survey (1066-1118)

A transcription of the Lincolnshire section of the Domesday Book, which records land ownership, use and value in the late 11th century; and similar survey completed in 1118.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Bilton Occupation & Business Records

Collieries of The North (1869-1991)

Profiles of collieries in the north of England, with employment statistics, profiles of those who died in the mines and photographs.

Northern Mining Disasters (1705-1975)

Reports of mining distastes, includes lists of the deceased and photographs of monuments.

Smuggling on the East Coast (1600-1892)

An introduction to smuggling on the east coast of England, with details of the act in various regions.

Who's Who in Northern Mining (1852-1910)

Abstract biographies of people connected with mining in the North of England.

Yorkshire Rugby Union Commemoration Book (1914-1919)

A searchable book detailing the Yorkshire Rugby Football Union around the time of the Great War. Contains the names of many players and other persons associated with the sport.

Bilton School & Education Records

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Dissenting Academy Database (1660-1860)

Histories of schools operated by non-conformist clergy.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Bilton

Victoria County History: Yorkshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

Bilton Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

West Riding Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of West Riding's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Victoria County History: Yorkshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

The Visitation of Yorkshire: 1584-5 (1000-1585)

Pedigrees compiled from a late 16th century heraldic visitation of Yorkshire. This work records the lineage, descendants and marriages of families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

The Visitation of Yorkshire: 1612 (1000-1612)

Pedigrees compiled from a early 17th century heraldic visitation of Yorkshire. This work records the lineage, descendants and marriages of families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

Bilton Military Records

West Riding Yorkshire Territorials in the Great War (1908-1919)

Three books detailing the unit's history from the period before and during WWI. Also contains a list of members, with dates of service and a roll of honours and awards.

North East War Memorials (1882-1951)

An inventory of memorials commemorating those who served and died in military conflicts.

North-East Diary (1939-1945)

A chronicle of happenings in the counties of Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire relating to the war in Europe. Contains much detail on ship building.

Roll of Officers of the York and Lancaster Regiment (1756-1884)

Lists of officers by rank, regiment and name.

Officers of The Green Howards (1688-1931)

Biographies of hundreds of men who served as officers in The Green Howards, an infant regiment in the King's Division. Details given include parentage, date of birth, military career and later professional career.

Bilton Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Bilton Histories & Books

West Riding Domesday Extracts (1066)

Extracts for West Riding settlements found in the Domesday book. Includes the modern & 11th century place name, land owners and details of later history.

Yorkshire Domesday Records (1086)

An English translation of Yorkshire domesday records. This transcripts details the county's landowners in 1086.

Victoria County History: Yorkshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

North-East Diary (1939-1945)

A chronicle of happenings in the counties of Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire relating to the war in Europe. Contains much detail on ship building.

North Yorkshire Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in North Yorkshire.

Biographical Directories Covering Bilton

Yorkshire Who's Who (1912)

A listing of the prominent residents of the county of Yorkshire, giving details on family, education, careers, hobbies, associations and more. Also includes details on the county's government officials, military officers, members of parliament, religious leaders and demographics.

Officers of The Green Howards (1688-1931)

Biographies of hundreds of men who served as officers in The Green Howards, an infant regiment in the King's Division. Details given include parentage, date of birth, military career and later professional career.

Who's Who in Northern Mining (1852-1910)

Abstract biographies of people connected with mining in the North of England.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Bilton Maps

Maps of Yorkshire (1407-1922)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Collery Maps of The North (1807-1951)

A number of maps of northern England with the locations of collieries plotted.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Ordnance Survey One-inch to the Mile Maps (1945-1947)

High-quality digital reproductions of maps plotting, settlements, roads, natural features and other features in England & Wales.

Bilton Reference Works

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Bilton Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

BILTON is a township, parish and village, 5 miles east-north-east from Wetherby railway station and 9 west from York: the parish comprises the townships of Bilton and Bickerton, and is in the Northern division of the Riding, but is for parliamentary purposes included in the North Riding, ainsty of York, Wetherby union, Tadcaster county court district, West Ainsty petty sessional division, rural deanery of Ainsty and archdeaconry and diocese of York. The church of St. Helen, standing alone on the rood from Wetherby to York, is a stone edifice of the 12th century, erected about 1166, and consists of chancel, nave, north and south aisles, vestry, north porch and a turret at the west end containing 1 bell: the church was restored in 1871, at a cost of £1,600, and refitted with benches of pitch pine and an open roof of the same material, the chancel being at the same time re-floored with encaustic tiles, and having the organ and choir stalls on the south side, the north being still unhappily blocked up by a large and unsightly square pew belonging to the lay rector: the east window is stained and was presented in 1879 by John Miles Dawson esq. of Brook Hall, Wighill: the church contains memorial tablets to several members of the Fawcett family, late of Bilton Grange (1836—46), and to George Iveson and bis wife (1872—9) t in the south aisle remains the effigy of a lady in the costume of the 14th century and supposed to represent an abbess of the Syningthwaite Nunnery, formerly existing in this parish; and at the west end, mounted on a stone bracket, is a curious old Runic cross of stone, believed by the late Sir Gilbert Scott to he the work of a very remote period: the font dates from the re-erection of the church, the parish register from the year 1571, and is complete from that date: among other interesting records it contains entries of the burial of Captain John Carmichael and Captain Daniel Ashton, two officers slain at the battle of Marston Moor, fought in the adjoining parish July 2nd, 1644; and of collections made in the parish for the relief of sufferers by the Great Plague and Fite of London in the years 1665 and 1666 as follows Collected in the Parish Church of Bilton for the visit of the Plague, and returned at York on the 10th Oct the som of 2 6/6, 1665.” “Collected in the parish of Bilton concerning the great fire of London, the some of four pounds sixteen shillings and paid to my Lord Mayor of York the sixth of Nov. 1666.” The living is a discharged vicarage, yearly value £300 with residence, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Ripon and held by the Rev. Bagenal Burdett Newenham T.A.L.C. Here is a Wesleyan chapel, Bilton Hall, the residence of Charles Burgoyne Lamb esq. Stands in about 86 acres. Syningthwaite Nunnery, formerly belonging to the sisterhood of the Cistercian order, is now occupied as a farm house. Andrew Montagu esq. who is lord of the manor, Richard Skilbeck, Richard Wilson Skilbeck, Richard Lomley and Mrs. Henry Nicholson are the chief landowners. The soil is loamy; subsoil, sand and clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats, beans and turnips. The area is 1,923 acres; rateable value, £3,207; and the population of the township (1871) 238. The area of the entire parish is 4,810 acres, and the population (1871) 378.

Parochial school, Robert Miller, master; Miss Mary Ann Miller, mistress.

Kelly's Directory of the North and East Ridings of Yorkshire (1913)

Surnames Found in Bilton

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Young606.30
2Wilson242.52
3Chapman212.21
4Atkinson202.10
5Barnes202.10
6Potter181.89
7Benson151.58
8Robinson141.47
9Ridsdale131.37
10Holmes131.37
11Norfolk131.37
12Hewick131.37
13Wood121.26
14Hemsley121.26
15Foster121.26
16Bootland121.26
17Johnson121.26
18Knapton121.26
19Clarkson111.16
20Parker111.16
21Britton101.05
22Webster101.05
23Anderson101.05
24Bradley101.05
25Daniel90.95
26Arnold90.95
27Hall90.95
28Horner90.95
29Milner90.95
30Lumley90.95
31Prentice90.95
32Buckle80.84
33Brogden80.84
34Summerton70.74
35Lamb70.74
36Triffitt70.74
37Thomlinson70.74
38Pawson70.74
39Downing70.74
40Dalton70.74
41Somerton70.74
42Sweeting70.74
43Poole70.74
44Skilbeck70.74
45Goodburn70.74
46Humphrey60.63
47Guest60.63
48Hawkes60.63
49Kitching60.63
50Illingworth60.63
51Ripley60.63
52Kendrew60.63
53Mollett60.63
54Puckering60.63
55Burton60.63
56Saynor60.63
57Dewse60.63
58Scott60.63
59Walker60.63
60Carlill50.53
61Hopwood50.53
62Prentis50.53
63Lee50.53
64Mouncey50.53
65Snowdon50.53
66Hull50.53
67Eastwood50.53
68Tilford50.53
69Skirrow50.53
70Dunwell50.53
71Lisle50.53
72Swires40.42
73Nicholson40.42
74Brittain40.42
75Ibbetson40.42
76Hardy40.42
77Tennant40.42
78Acomb40.42
79Sanor40.42
80Wray40.42
81Backhouse40.42
82Fletcher40.42
83Butterworth40.42
84Kilvington40.42
85Battye40.42
86Adams40.42
87Little40.42
88Colton40.42
89Lingen30.32
90Newenham30.32
91Gaythorp30.32
92Dearlove30.32
93Smith30.32
94Pitts30.32
95Halloway30.32
96Pullan30.32
97Bellerby30.32
98Fryatt30.32
99Lofthouse30.32
100Rydill30.32