fonds PR/ALL - Parish records of Allerthorpe

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Parish records of Allerthorpe


  • 1616-2007 (Creation)

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0.04 cubic metres

2 boxes

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Name of creator

(fl 1252-)

Administrative history

The parish of Allerthorpe, which includes Waplington, was subject to the peculiar jurisdiction of the Dean of York from at least 1252, when a vicarage was ordained jointly at Thornton and Allerthorpe. Thornton subsequently became a vicarage and Allerthorpe a curacy. The curacy of Allerthorpe was usually held by the vicar of Thornton from the 17th century onwards and from the 18th century the incumbent also held the vicarage of Barmby Moor and Fangfoss.

The exact age of the parish church of St Botolph is uncertain. Allerthorpe was granted burial rights in 1360 but many Allerthorpe burials took place at Pocklington and Thornton in the 17th and 18th century. In 1828 the Archbishop of York consecrated a church yard at St Botolph and burials took place in the parish thereafter. St Botolph Church was completely rebuilt in 1876 by J. B. and W. Atkinson of York.

In 1844 the vicarage of Thornton and Allerthorpe passed to the ecclesiastical commissioners and thus to the Archbishop of York, who transferred it to the Crown in 1871.

Today Allerthorpe is part of the Barmby Moor Group of parishes, which includes Allerthorpe, Barmby Moor, Fangfoss, Thornton and Yapham.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1971 by the incumbent. Further additions were made to the archive in 1982, 1993 and 2009.

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Scope and content

Includes register of christenings, 1616-1674, 1681-1991 (note this register uses the Dade registration scheme for the years 1779-1812); register of marriages, 1616-1674, 1695-1925, 1990-2007; register of burials, 1616-1695, 1828-1989; register of banns, 1825-1942; register of services, 1898-1914; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including minutes of meetings, 1815, 1894-1958.


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.

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  • 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 2009.

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Existence and location of copies

Registers of christenings, 1616-1991, marriages, 1616-1925, burials, 1616-1695, 1828-1989, and banns, 1825-1900, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 625, 1586-1587, 881, 1761).

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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, 03.12.15




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