Silkstone Genealogical Records

Silkstone 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.

Silkstone & Sandal Magna Baptisms (1821-1908)

Baptisms records for children living in and around Silkstone, detail the names of their parents - their occupations and residence from 1821 to 1908.

Silkstone & Stainbrough Baptism Records (1813-1910)

Baptisms records for children living in and around Silkstone, detail the names of their parents - their occupations and residence from 1813 to 1910.

Silkstone Baptisms (BTs) (1811-1835)

A name index, connected to digital images of baptism registers. These records may help trace a family as far back as 1811.

Silkstone & Stainbrough Baptism Records (1558-1812)

Name index attached to original images of the baptism registers of Silkstone. Records document parents' names, date of baptism and/or birth, residence, occupations and more.

Silkstone 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.

Bretton, Silkstone Marriage Records (1870-1931)

Marriage registers are the primary source for marital documentation before 1837, though are relevant to the present. They typically record marital status and residence. Details may also be given on a party's parents, age and parish of origin.

Silkstone Marriage Records (1813-1935)

Marriage records from people who married at Silkstone between 1813 and 1935. Lists an individual's abode, marital status and more.

Silkstone Marriages (BTs) (1813-1835)

Details on those who were married at the church between 1813 and 1835. Information given usually includes abode and marital status. After April 1837 father's names and ages are recorded.

Silkstone & Stainbrough Marriage Records (1558-1812)

Marriage records from people who married at Silkstone between 1558 and 1812. Lists an individual's abode, marital status and more.

Silkstone 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.

Silkstone & Sandal Magna Burials (1822-1973)

Burial registers are the primary source for death documentation before 1837, though are relevant to the present. They record the date someone was buried, their age & residence. Details given may include the deceased's name, residence, age, names of relations, cause of death and more.

Silkstone & Stainbrough Burial Records (1813-1970)

Burial registers are the primary source for death documentation before 1837, though are relevant to the present. They record the date someone was buried, their age & residence. Details given may include the deceased's name, residence, age, names of relations, cause of death and more.

Silkstone Burials (BTs) (1813-1834)

Digital images of burial registers, searchable by a name index. They may detail the deceased's name, residence and age.

Silkstone & Stainbrough Burial Records (1558-1812)

Burial registers are the primary source for death documentation before 1837, though are relevant to the present. They record the date someone was buried, their age & residence. Details given may include the deceased's name, residence, age, names of relations, cause of death and more.

Silkstone Church Records

Silkstone Parish Registers (1558-1973)

Documentation for those baptised, married and buried at Silkstone. Parish registers can assist tracing a family as far back as 1558.

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.

West Yorkshire Bastardy Records (1690-1914)

Records of over 14,000 illegitimate births, which will typically name the child's father.

West Yorkshire Parish Registers (1512-1538)

Digital images of registers that record baptisms, which typically occur shortly after birth; marriages and burials. The registers can be searched by name and can help establish links between individuals back to the 16th century.

Silkstone 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 Yorkshire Tax Valuation (1910)

Digital images, searchable by a name index, of records recording over 600,000 properties in West Yorkshire, their owner, occupier, description and details of their taxable value.

West Yorkshire Land Tax Records (1704-1932)

Digital images, searchable by a name index, of registered recording almost 4 million tax payments on properties. They record land owners, occupiers, taxable value and sometimes a description of the property.

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.

Silkstone 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.

York Peculiar Probate Records (1383-1883)

Digital images, indexed by testor's name, of 28,716 wills, administrations, inventories and other probate documents. The records can shed light on an individual’s relations, possessions, land holdings, legal agreements and more. They cover various jurisdictions throughout the north of England.

York Prerogative & Exchequer Court Probate Index (1688-1858)

An index to 263,822 wills, administrations and other probate documents proved by an ecclesiastical court in York. The index included the testor's name, residence, year of probate, type of document and reference to order copies of the referenced document(s.).

York Prerogative & Exchequer Court Probate Index (1267-1500)

An index to 10,195 wills, administrations and other probate documents proved by an ecclesiastical court in York. The index included the testor's name, residence, occupation, will & probate year, language, type of document and reference to order copies of the referenced document(s.).

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.

Newspapers Covering Silkstone

Sheffield Evening Telegraph (1887-1904)

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

Bradford Daily Telegraph (1868-1870)

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

Sheffield Daily Telegraph (1855-1904)

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

Huddersfield Chronicle (1850-1900)

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

Sheffield Independent (1819-1900)

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

Silkstone 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.

Silkstone 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.

Silkstone 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.

West Yorkshire Prison Records (1801-1914)

Digital images of various documents, searchable by an index of over 335,000 names. The records include registers that record prisoners' names, ages, occupation, crimes, criminal history, education, religion, genealogical information and more.

West Yorkshire Bastardy Records (1690-1914)

Records of over 14,000 illegitimate births, which will typically name the child's father.

West Yorkshire Coroners Notebooks (1852-1909)

Digital images, searchable by a name index, of registers recording over 19,000 deaths deemed suspicious or otherwise worth investigating.

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.

Silkstone Taxation Records

West Yorkshire Tax Valuation (1910)

Digital images, searchable by a name index, of records recording over 600,000 properties in West Yorkshire, their owner, occupier, description and details of their taxable value.

West Riding of Yorkshire Poll Book (1835)

A list of those who voted in the election, stating their residence and for who they voted.

West Yorkshire Land Tax Records (1704-1932)

Digital images, searchable by a name index, of registered recording almost 4 million tax payments on properties. They record land owners, occupiers, taxable value and sometimes a description of the property.

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.

Silkstone Land & Property Records

West Yorkshire Tax Valuation (1910)

Digital images, searchable by a name index, of records recording over 600,000 properties in West Yorkshire, their owner, occupier, description and details of their taxable value.

West Riding of Yorkshire Poll Book (1835)

A list of those who voted in the election, stating their residence and for who they voted.

West Yorkshire Land Tax Records (1704-1932)

Digital images, searchable by a name index, of registered recording almost 4 million tax payments on properties. They record land owners, occupiers, taxable value and sometimes a description of the property.

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.

Poll Book for Yorkshire (1868)

A list of those who voted in the election, stating their residence and for who they voted.

Silkstone Occupation & Business Records

West Yorkshire Police Records (1833-1914)

Digital images of registers recording appointments, promotions, disciplinary actions, transfers, applications, injuries and more. The records can be searched by an index of over 32,000 names.

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.

Silkstone School & Education Records

West Yorkshire Reformatory School Records (1856-1914)

Digital images, searchable by a name index, of registers recording admission, residence and discharges for schools that aimed to reform criminal youths. A great deal of detail may be gleaned on over 9,000 individual, including genealogical details, employment record and photographs.

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.

National School Admission & Log Books (1870-1914)

A name index connected to digital images of registers recording millions of children educated in schools operated by the National Society for Promoting Religious Education. Records contain a variety of information including genealogical details, education history, illnesses, exam result, fathers occupation and more.

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.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Silkstone

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.

Silkstone 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.

Silkstone 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.

West Yorkshire Militia Records (1779-1826)

Digital images of records that record those serving in and assessed for service in the militia and details of payments for the militia. The records can be searched by a name index.

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.

Silkstone 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.

Silkstone 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 Silkstone

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.

Silkstone 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.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Parish Maps of Britain (1832)

Maps of parishes in England, Scotland and Wales. They are useful in determining which parish records may be relevant to your research.

Silkstone 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.

Silkstone Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

SILKSTONE is a township, populous village, railway station, and extensive parish and polling place for the Southern division of the Hiding, in the upper division of Staincross wapentake, petty sessional division of Barnsley, union of Penistone, county court district of Barnsley, rural deanery of Silkstone, archdeaconry of Craven and diocese of Ripon, 4 miles west from Barnsley, 177 from London, 16 ½ north-west from Sheffield, 31 ¼ from Manchester, 20 from Doncaster and 4 north-east from Penistone. The parish of Silkstone comprises the townships of Barnsley, Cumberworth. Dodworth. Hoyland Swaine, Silkstone, stain borough, Thurgoland and West Bretton. The village, comprising one long street, lies in a valley through which flows a tributary of the Dearne.

About half a mile from the village is a station on a branch of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire railway, which passes through the parish from Penistone and forms a junction with the south Yorkshire line at Barnsley. The church of All Saints is an ancient cruciform structure of stone in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel with two chapels, nave and aisles and square embattled tower containing 6 bells, dating from 1626: the church contains brasses to Matthew Wentworth. of Bretton Hall (1639), Francis Morton (1732), Matthew Batterworth (1775) and Mary, wife of Rev. Joseph Purslove (1754), and a marble monument, erected in 1675, to Thomas Wentworth. a faithful follower of Charles I. and his wife, ancestors of the family of Beaumont of West Bretton; at the east end is a stained window to the memory of Robert Couldwell Clarke (1843), and another on the north side to Robert C. Clarke (1874): in the churchyard is a monument recording the names of twenty-six persons, who met their death July 4th. 1838, by a sudden irruption of water in one of the pits belonging: to R. C. Clarke esq. The register dates from the year 1540, and is in good condition. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £270 with residence and 52 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Bishop of Ripon and held by the Rev, William Stafford Barker M.A. of Clare College, Cambridge There are chapels belonging to the Wesleyan Reform and Primitive Methodists, both rebuilt in 1877. Some small charities are distributed among the poor. Coal of excellent quality abounds in the parish, and there are many extensive collieries. Thomas Ownsworth. David Johnson and the trustees of the late R.C. Clarke are lords of the manor. Noblethorpe Hall, the seat of Mrs. Clarke, is a handsome rectangular building of stone, with a Grecian portico, and stands in a park of 52 acres. The principal landowners are W, T. W. Spencer-Stanhope esq. J.P. and the trustees of the late R. C. Clarke esq. The soil is clay and loam; subsoil, sandstone. The chief crops are wheat, barley and oats. The area of the township is 1,497 acres; rateable value, £6,451; and the population in 1871 was 1,291; the area of the parish is 13,598 acres, and the population in 1861 was 25,288; in 1871, 31,354.

Schools: -

Clarkson’s Endowed, with free education for nine children; John Ford, master; Mrs. Martha Ford, mistress.

National (girls), Miss Elizabeth Fox, mistress.

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

Surnames Found in Silkstone

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Senior753.44
2Lockwood683.11
3Dyson532.43
4Chappell472.15
5Kilner391.79
6Hudson341.56
7Cooper341.56
8Bostwick341.56
9Jubb321.47
10Mellor321.47
11Stones311.42
12Crossland311.42
13Armitage291.33
14Clarkson291.33
15Hoyland281.28
16Bashforth271.24
17Newton271.24
18Wilson271.24
19Audin261.19
20Bailey251.15
21Beaumont231.05
22Gill221.01
23Garnett221.01
24Stringer221.01
25Haigh190.87
26Mann180.82
27Dalton180.82
28Wilkinson180.82
29Bottom170.78
30Foster170.78
31Batty160.73
32Schofield160.73
33Charlesworth160.73
34Sykes160.73
35Marshall160.73
36Ford150.69
37Laver150.69
38Hodgson150.69
39Hirst140.64
40Whitehead140.64
41Dickenson140.64
42Paget140.64
43Parker130.60
44Sisson130.60
45Walshaw130.60
46Horsfield130.60
47Hughes120.55
48Taylor120.55
49Yardley120.55
50Wood120.55
51Wright120.55
52Haynes110.50
53Pinder110.50
54Brook110.50
55Bell110.50
56Turner110.50
57Lawton110.50
58Fisher110.50
59Stead100.46
60Shaw100.46
61Horne100.46
62Mosley100.46
63Silverwood100.46
64Roebuck100.46
65Procter100.46
66Kenworthy100.46
67Firth100.46
68Woodcock90.41
69Blackburn90.41
70Crosland90.41
71Goodyear90.41
72Townend90.41
73Eastwood90.41
74Littlewood90.41
75Ashton90.41
76Whiteley90.41
77Carr90.41
78Holmes90.41
79Smith90.41
80Gummerson90.41
81Ardron80.37
82Naylor80.37
83Johnson80.37
84Goldthorpe80.37
85Marsden80.37
86Richardson80.37
87Tattershall80.37
88Ellis80.37
89Twigg80.37
90Hepenstall70.32
91Teasdale70.32
92Fields70.32
93Winnard70.32
94Peaker70.32
95Batley70.32
96Bray70.32
97Persley70.32
98Askey70.32
99Swainson70.32
100Aston60.27