Burton Leonard Genealogical Records

Burton Leonard 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.

West Yorkshire Non-conformist Baptisms (1646-1910)

A name index linked to images of birth and baptism registers from West Yorkshire non-conformist churches. These records document the birth or baptism of over 275,000 people.

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.

Birth Notices from The Times (1983-2003)

An index to over 100,000 birth and christening notices from The London Times.

Burton Leonard Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2005)

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.

West Yorkshire Non-conformist Marriages (1659-1935)

A name index linked to images of marriage registers from West Yorkshire non-conformist churches. These records document the marriage of over 250,000 people.

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.

UK Divorce Records (1858-1911)

Digital images of documents from civil divorce cases. The cases cover both the cause of the case and the outcome, such as division of property and visitation rights. These records also contain details of illegitimate children. Cases can be searched by a name index.

Burton Leonard 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.

West Yorkshire Non-conformist Burials (1646-1985)

A name index linked to images of burial registers from West Yorkshire non-conformist churches. These records document the death and burial of over 170,000 people.

Yorkshire Burial Transcripts (1441-1909)

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

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.

FreeBMD Deaths (1837-1964)

An index to deaths registered at the central authority for England and Wales. To 1866, only the locality the death was registered in was listed. Age was listed until 1969, when the deceased's date of birth was listed. Provides a reference to order a death certificate, which has further details.

Burton Leonard Church Records

West Yorkshire Non-conformist Parish Registers (1656-1985)

A name index linked to images of birth and baptism registers from West Yorkshire non-conformist churches. These records document the birth or baptism of over 275,000 people.

West Yorkshire Non-conformist Membership Records (1772-1973)

Tens of thousands of entries from non-conformist records detailing churches' membership. Records can include details such as date & place of birth, residence, familial relations and occupations. Records are indexed by name and connected to original images.

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.

Burton Leonard 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.

Yorkshire Lay Subsidy (1301)

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

North Riding of Yorkshire Hearth Tax (1673)

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

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.

Burton Leonard 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.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills (PPV) (1384-1858)

A index to testators whose will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. They principally cover those who lived in the lower two thirds of Britain, but contain wills for residents of Scotland, Ireland, British India and other countries. A copy of each will may be purchased for digital download.

Newspapers Covering Burton Leonard

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.

Yorkshire Evening Post (1890-1903)

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

Northern Echo (1870-1900)

Britain's most popular provincial newspaper, covering local & national news, family announcements, government & local proceedings and more.

The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer (1868)

An illustrated, conservative newspaper with a national focus.

Yorkshire Gazette (1819-1913)

A regional newspaper including news from the Yorkshire district, business notices, family announcements, legal & governmental proceedings, advertisements and more.

Burton Leonard 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.

Burton Leonard Cemeteries

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.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribe memorials of those connected with the nautical occupations.

Rail & Canal Photographs Catalog (1880-1970)

A searchable database of photographs relating to railways and canals in Britain.

Rail & Canal Monuments (1800-1950)

Details of monuments and plaques related to canals and railways. Contains some photographs.

Burton Leonard Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Yorkshire (1927)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Directory of the North and East Ridings of Yorkshire (1913)

A directory outlining the history of settlements in the North and East Ridings and listing their commercial, private and professional residents.

Kelly's Directory of N & E Ridings of Yorkshire (1913)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

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 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.

Yorkshire Feet of Fines (1486-1503)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

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.

England & Wales Criminal Registers (1791-1892)

This collection lists brief details on 1.55 million criminal cases in England and Wales between 1791 and 1892. Its primary use is to locate specific legal records, which may give further details on the crime and the accused. Details may include the accused's age, nature of crime, location of trial and sentence. Early records can contain a place of birth.

Burton Leonard 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.

Yorkshire Lay Subsidy (1301)

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

North Riding of Yorkshire Hearth Tax (1673)

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

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.

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.

Burton Leonard Land & Property Records

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.

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.

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem (1236-1291)

Abstracts of records detailing the estates and families of deceased tenants from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

Burton Leonard Occupation & Business Records

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.

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.

North England Mines Index (1896)

Profiles of coal and metal mines in the north of England.

Lost Pubs of Yorkshire (1750-Present)

Short histories of former public houses, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

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.

Burton Leonard 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 Burton Leonard

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.

Burton Leonard Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

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.

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.

Burton Leonard 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.

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

Lists of officers by rank, regiment and name.

19th Foot Regiment (North Riding) Historical Records (1688-1844)

A general history of the regiment, including biographies of its colonels.

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.

15th Foot Regiment (East Riding) Historical Records (1685-1848)

A general history of the regiment, including biographies of its colonels.

Burton Leonard 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.

Burton Leonard Histories & Books

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.

History of the East and North Ridings (1840)

A general history of the area and its divisions.

North Yorkshire Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in North Yorkshire.

The Annals of Yorkshire (2000 BC-1860)

A chronological rendering of the county's history.

Biographical Directories Covering Burton Leonard

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.

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.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

Burton Leonard Maps

Maps of Yorkshire (1407-1922)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

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.

Speed's Maps of Britain (1612)

County and national maps covering the British Isles, extracted from John Speed's landmark work, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.

Maps of England (1360-1922)

Digital images of maps covering the country.

Burton Leonard 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.

Burton Leonard Information

Ecclesiastical Juristiction:

  • York province
    • Chester diocese
      • Richmond archdeaconry
        • Boroughbridge deanery

    Historical Description

    BURTON LEONARD is a township and parish, 2 miles north-west from Wormald Green railway station and 5 south-east from Ripon, in the Eastern division of the Riding, lower division of Claro wapentake, Knaresborough union, Ripon county court district, Knaresborough rum deanery, Richmond archdeaconry and Ripon diocese. The church of St. Leonard is a stone edifice, in the Decorated style of Gothic, from the designs of Mr. G. H. Fowler, of Durham, with a nave and chancel both having open timbered roofs: the church was consecrated in Nov. 1878, and will seat nearly 200 persons, all the seats being free: an organ has been erected. The register dates from the year 1672, and is in a very perfect state of preservation. The living; is a discharged vicarage, yearly value £300, with residence, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of York, and held by the Rev. Thomas Falkner M.A. of Caius College, Cambridge, formerly sub-chanter and librarian of York Minster. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have chapels here. The poor’s land of 7a. 1r. 7p. produces £21 yearly. The Duke of Devonshire is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are the trustees of the late James Brown esq. of Copgrove Hall. The soil is clayey; the subsoil clay. The chief crops are wheat and barley. The area is 1,796 acres; rateable value £2,794; population (1871) 460.

    National School, Chas. Wilson, master; Mrs. Wilson, mlstrs.

    Kelly's Directory of the West Riding of Yorkshire (1881)

    Surnames Found in Burton Leonard

    RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
    1Wilkinson133.02
    2Denison122.78
    3Watson122.78
    4Hardy112.55
    5Hymas112.55
    6Wilson112.55
    7Spence112.55
    8Bilton102.32
    9Barker102.32
    10Buck102.32
    11Jackson92.09
    12Fletcher92.09
    13Scaife81.86
    14Harker81.86
    15Calverley81.86
    16Light71.62
    17Swales71.62
    18Foster71.62
    19Geldart71.62
    20Burnett71.62
    21Wells71.62
    22Kay61.39
    23Gillott61.39
    24Walker61.39
    25Fisher61.39
    26Lupton61.39
    27Lee61.39
    28Chambers61.39
    29Call51.16
    30Pennington51.16
    31Jacques51.16
    32Knowles51.16
    33Rushworth51.16
    34Keetley51.16
    35Hodgson51.16
    36Yates51.16
    37Imeson51.16
    38Brown51.16
    39Dearlove40.93
    40Bean40.93
    41Horner40.93
    42Ward40.93
    43Dennison40.93
    44Callam40.93
    45Mills40.93
    46Collier40.93
    47Elsworth40.93
    48Simpson30.70
    49Farmery30.70
    50Robinson30.70
    51Appleton30.70
    52Yellow30.70
    53Plummer30.70
    54Burton30.70
    55Wigglesworth30.70
    56Annakin20.46
    57Kitching20.46
    58Purchon20.46
    59Righton20.46
    60Waud20.46
    61Falkner20.46
    62Smith20.46
    63Patrick20.46
    64Hewitt20.46
    65Holdsworth20.46
    66Thorpe20.46
    67North20.46
    68Miller20.46
    69Young20.46
    70Thompson20.46
    71Schofield20.46
    72Lambert10.23
    73Manchester10.23
    74Hutchinson10.23
    75Pickerdike10.23
    76Brunskill10.23
    77Secker10.23
    78Gelder10.23
    79Hardisty10.23
    80Thackeray10.23
    81Cleminson10.23
    82Hammond10.23
    83Davies10.23
    84Gospel10.23
    85Holmes10.23
    86Thirlwall10.23
    87Armstrong10.23
    88Nicholson10.23
    89Richman10.23
    90Baxter10.23
    91Learoyd10.23
    92Coulston10.23
    93Stephenson10.23
    94Saddler10.23
    95Laxton10.23
    96Coop10.23
    97Brooker10.23
    98Land10.23
    99Frankland10.23
    100Metcalfe10.23

    * Statistics based on the 1881 census