fonds PR/ALN - Parish records of Alne

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Parish records of Alne


  • 1560-1980 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.15 cubic metres

10 boxes

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Name of creator

(fl 12th century-)

Administrative history

The church of St Mary, Alne, was a rectory in the patronage of the Treasurer of York Minster, to whom it was appropriated in 1311, although the church building itself dates to at least the twelfth century. A vicarage was ordained there the same year and augmented in 1394.

As lord of Alne the Treasurer held peculiar temporal and spiritual jurisdiction over the town of Alne and all townships within the parish. At the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the patronage passed to the Falconbergh family whilst the lordship was granted to Edward, Duke of Somerset before reverting to the Crown.

The parish of Alne includes the villages of Alne, Aldwark, Flawith, Tholthorpe, Tollerton and Youlton. Following the dissolution of the Treasurership of York in 1547, it remained subject to the jurisdiction of the peculiar court of Alne and Tollerton until the nineteenth century.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1966 by the incumbent. Further additions were made to the archive in 1968, 1971, 1974, 1981, 1982, 1989 and 1996.

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Scope and content

Includes register of christenings, 1560-1938 (note this register uses the Dade registration scheme for the years 1778-1812); register of marriages, 1560-1631, 1653-1980; register of burials, 1560-1650, 1653-1946 (note this register uses the Dade registration scheme for the years 1778-1812); register of banns, 1823-1945; register of services, 1895-1975; records concerning benefice income, including tithe papers, 1911, 1929-1932, 1940, 1942, 1972-1973, and correspondence, 1917, 1930, 1939; charity records, including accounts, 1808, 1861-80, deeds, 1612-1840, account of bequest, 1801, and Pearson Trust letter regarding estates, 1953; churchwardens’ records, including accounts, 1696-1855, 1861-1904, 1923-1944, briefs, 1697-1766, fabric correspondence, 1902, 1930-1932, 1955, churchyard extension committee minutes of meetings, 1902, and Aldwark church deeds, 1853-1855; records of incumbents, including dilapidations, 1929-1945, 1960, 1966, 1970; school records, including correspondence and papers, 1906-1907, 1941, 1944, 1970-1971, deeds, 1877, staff appointments, 1940-1941, and Sunday School rules, c.1827; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including minutes of meetings, 1843, 1895-1904, 1928-1969, 1968-1980, and electoral rolls, 1942, 1962-1971.


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 1996.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Selected records, including registers of christenings, 1560-1938, marriages, 1560-1980, burials, 1560-1946, and banns, 1823-1900, churchwardens' accounts, 1696-1855, and wills, 1721-1740, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 626-627, 1586-1587, 1751, 1765).

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

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, 08.12.15




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