Heptonstall Genealogical Records

Heptonstall 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.

St Thomas, Heptonstall Baptism Records (1813-1904)

Baptism registers are the primary source for birth documentation before 1837, though are relevant to the present. They record the date a child was baptised, their parent's names, occupations, residence and more.

St Thomas, Heptonstall Baptism Records (1593-1812)

Name index attached to original images of the baptism registers of St Thomas, Heptonstall. Records document parent's names, date of baptism and/or birth, residence, occupations and more.

St Thomas, Heptonstall Baptism Registers (1813-1851)

Baptism records from people born in and around Heptonstall between 1813 and 1851. Lists the name of people's parent's and other details.

St Thomas, Heptonstall Baptisms (1594-1850)

Transcriptions of registers recording baptisms. Records may include parent's names, date of baptism, date of birth, place of residence and father's occupation.

Heptonstall 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.

St Thomas, Heptonstall Marriage Records (1813-1935)

The Marriage registers of St Thomas, Heptonstall, document marriages 1813 to 1935. Details given on the bride and groom may include their age, father's name, marital status and residence.

St Thomas, Heptonstall Marriage Records (1593-1812)

Details on those who married at St Thomas, Heptonstall between 1593 and 1812. Information given may include parent's names, ages, marital status, abode and more.

St Thomas, Heptonstall Marriages (1594-1837)

Transcriptions of registers recording marriages. Records may include the bride and groom's: names, their marital status, their place of residence and other details.

Heptonstall Marriage Records (1593-1660)

A searchable transcript of marriages solemnised at Heptonstall between 1593 and 1660.

Heptonstall 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 Thomas, Heptonstall Burial Records (1813-1898)

Burial records for people buried at St Thomas, Heptonstall, detail the deceased's name, residence and age from 1813 to 1898. Some records may contain the names of relations, cause of death and more.

St Thomas, Heptonstall Burial Records (1593-1812)

Burial registers record burials that occurred at St Thomas, Heptonstall. They are the primary source documenting deaths before 1837, though are useful to the present. Details given may include the deceased's name, residence, age, names of relations, cause of death and more.

St Thomas, Heptonstall Burial Registers (1813-1851)

Records of burial for people buried at St Thomas, Heptonstall between 1813 and 1851. Details include the deceased's name, residence and age.

St Thomas, Heptonstall Burials (1594-1850)

Transcriptions of registers recording burials. Records may include deceased's name, date of burial, date of death, place of residence, age and names of relations.

Heptonstall Church Records

Heptonstall Parish Registers (1593-1935)

The parish registers of Heptonstall are a collection of books documenting baptisms, marriages and burials from 1593 to 1935.

Heptonstall Parish Registers (1813-1851)

Prior to civil registration in 1837, the parish registers of Heptonstall are the most common place to turn for details on births, marriages and deaths.

Heptonstall Parish Registers (1500-1907)

The parish registers of Heptonstall are a collection of books essentially documenting births, marriages and deaths from 1500 to 1907.

Heptonstall Parish Registers (1593-1660)

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 as far back as 1593.

Heptonstall Parish Registers (1593-1660)

The parish registers of Heptonstall provide details of births, marriages and deaths from 1593 to 1660. Parish registers can assist tracing a family as far back as 1593.

Heptonstall 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.

Heptonstall 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.

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.

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.

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

An index and digital images of PCC wills, available on a subscription basis.

Newspapers Covering Heptonstall

The Burnley News (1913-1932)

An illustrated, liberal newspaper covering the Burnley area.

Burnley Express (1877-1904)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering local news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Burnley area.

Burnley Gazette (1863-1875)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering local news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Burnley area.

Bury Times (1858-1867)

A local paper including news from the Bury area, legal & governmental proceedings, family announcements, business notices, advertisements and more.

Rochdale Observer (1856-1866)

Original images of a local newspaper, searchable via a full text index. Includes news from the Rochdale area, business notices, obituaries, family announcements and more.

Heptonstall 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.

Heptonstall 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.

Heptonstall Directories & Gazetteers

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.

Post Office Directory, West Riding (1857)

Historical, topographical and contemporary descriptions of settlements, suffixed with lists of businesses and residents.

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.

Heptonstall 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.

Heptonstall 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.

Heptonstall 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.

Heptonstall 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 Heptonstall

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.

Heptonstall 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.

Heptonstall 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.

Heptonstall 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.

Heptonstall Histories & Books

Calderdale Companion (1500-Present)

An encyclopedia of people, places and things relating to the Calderdale area of Yorkshire.

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.

Biographical Directories Covering Heptonstall

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.

Heptonstall 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.

Heptonstall 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.

Heptonstall Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

HEPTONSTALL is a township and ecclesiastical parish formed in 1200, from the parish of Halifax, 1 ½ miles north from Hebden Bridge, 8 miles west from Halifax and 4 ¼ north-east from Todmorden, in the Northern division of the Riding, Morley wapentake, union and county court district of Todmorden, petty sessional division of West Morley, rural deanery of Halifax, archdeaconry of Craven and diocese of Ripon. The village is situated on the summit of a bleak hill. The parochial chapelry formerly comprised parts of Erringden, Langfield, Stanfield and Wadsworth. and the township extends to part of the village of Hebden Bridge. The ancient church of this parish was a building in the Early English style, erected towards the end of the twelfth century, and was dedicated to St. Thomas a Becket, the ruins of which are still standing. The present church of St. Thomas the Apostle is a handsome stone building, in the Perpendicular style, erected in 1854, consisting of chancel with aisles, nave with aisles, and a square tower containing 6 bells, dating from 1600, and a clock; the large east window was erected by public subscription, the west window by the Freemasons, and other windows in the chancel by Messrs. Eastwood and Foster and a former incumbent: there is also a small stained window over the chancel arch, two memorial windows in the south aisle and one in the north:-the organ was presented by Captain Sutcliffe, of The Lee. The register dates from the year 1593. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £300 with residence, in the gift of the vicar of Halifax and held by the Rev. Edwin Palmer Powell, of St. Bees. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans and Free Methodists. The poor have several small charities administered by trustees. Cotton spinning and manufacturing is carried on in the valleys.

Near this place is a romantic spot, called Hardcastle Craggs, much visited by tourists, on account of magnificent views of the surrounding country which it affords. Captain H. Savile is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are Captain Savile, William Foster esq. of Heptonstall slack, Gamaliel Sutcliffe, of Stonesheygate and John Sutcliffe, of slack house. The soil is light; the subsoil is sandy. There is a great deal of moor and common land in the north-west of the township. The population in 1871 was 3,595, and the area is 5,394 acres; rateable value, £1,550; the population of the ecclesiastical parish in 1871 was 5,397.

The Grammar school was founded in 1643 by the Rev. Charles Greenwood, & is endowed with land producing £70 yearly; Henry Jackson, master; James Hartley, second master. A Sunday school is also held.

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

Surnames Found in Heptonstall

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Greenwood7047.71
2Sutcliffe5285.78
3Crabtree1721.88
4Mitchell1671.83
5Helliwell1601.75
6Barker1531.68
7Crowther1451.59
8Pickles1391.52
9Fielden1361.49
10Stansfield1331.46
11Thomas1321.45
12Uttley1301.42
13Jackson1241.36
14Lord1161.27
15Walton1101.20
16Holt971.06
17Smith971.06
18Marshall921.01
19Dawson921.01
20Horsfall911.00
21Crossley900.99
22Shackleton890.97
23Law870.95
24Taylor840.92
25Hartley840.92
26Ackroyd820.90
27Hollinrake760.83
28Sunderland710.78
29Stephenson660.72
30Ashworth640.70
31Howorth630.69
32Hirst610.67
33Robertshaw610.67
34Wild600.66
35Pilling580.64
36Clegg570.62
37Cockroft570.62
38Wadsworth550.60
39Halstead530.58
40Parker510.56
41Gill500.55
42Cockcroft500.55
43Ogden500.55
44Gibson500.55
45Butterworth490.54
46Barnes460.50
47Whitham440.48
48Bentley440.48
49Judson420.46
50Fielding410.45
51Ingham400.44
52Heyworth390.43
53Moss380.42
54Farrar380.42
55Scholfield370.41
56Howarth360.39
57Redman360.39
58Akroyd360.39
59Barritt330.36
60Varley330.36
61Collinge320.35
62Whitehead320.35
63Dearden320.35
64Midgley310.34
65Speak300.33
66Shaw300.33
67Wilkinson290.32
68Holden290.32
69Dewhirst280.31
70Robinson280.31
71Rowland280.31
72Davies270.30
73Astin270.30
74Nowell270.30
75Spencer270.30
76Southwell260.28
77Mills260.28
78Cunliffe260.28
79Townsend260.28
80Heap240.26
81Lingard240.26
82Whitaker240.26
83Wheelhouse230.25
84Suthers230.25
85Webster230.25
86Binns220.24
87Brown220.24
88Haigh220.24
89Kershaw210.23
90Scott210.23
91Eastwood200.22
92Clark200.22
93Hargreaves200.22
94King200.22
95Charnley190.21
96Nuttall190.21
97Foster190.21
98Hurst180.20
99Lumb180.20
100Wilson180.20

* Statistics based on the 1881 census