fonds PR/Ac/M - Parish records of Acaster Malbis

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Parish records of Acaster Malbis


  • 1694-1991 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.07 cubic metres

4 boxes

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Name of creator

(fl 12th century-)

Administrative history

There was a church at Acaster Malbis from at least the twelfth century. The church and advowson were held by the Malbys family, from whom the township derives part of its name. In 1348 the church was appropriated to the Abbey of Newbo in Lincolnshire, and a vicarage ordained, by the Malbys'. The benefice was augmented in 1772 and 1788 through Queen Anne’s Bounty and received additional funds from a parliamentary grant in 1810.

The present parish church, which is dedicated to Holy Trinity, dates to the fourteenth century when it was rebuilt by the Fairfax family, who inherited the Malbys estates through marriage. The church was restored in 1886 by architect Charles Hodgson Fowler.

The parish historically included a part of Naburn township, but this separated from Acaster Malbis in the late nineteenth century.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1978 by the incumbent. Further additions were made to the archive in 1980, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1993, 1997, 1999 and 2007.

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Scope and content

Includes register of christenings, 1694-1949 (note this register uses the Dade registration scheme for the years 1782-1812); register of marriages, 1694-1977; register of burials, 1693-1979 (note this register uses the Dade registration scheme for the years 1782-1812); register of banns, 1824-1977; register of services, 1891-1922; miscellaneous registration material, 1909-1991; charity records, including appointment of trustees, 1735, and scheme for charities, 1935; records of incumbents, including note of new parsonage house, 1732, and offertory accounts, 1823-1870, 1883-1907; school records, including appointment of trustees, 1735, and school trustees’ record book, 1771-1866; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including note of vestry, 1700, and Vestry Church Council and Parochial Church Council minutes of meetings and accounts, 1886-1981.


Further accruals are expected.

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Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material.

Conditions governing reproduction

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute. This includes all material received up to and including 1999. Later material has not yet been catalogued, please contact the Borthwick Institute for further information.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Registers of christenings, 1694-1949, marriages, 1694-1949, and burials, 1693-1979, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 622, 881, 1582).

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GB 193

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created by S. A. Shearn, 01.12.15.




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