fonds PR/BURN - Parish records of Burnby

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Parish records of Burnby


  • [15th century]-1992 (Creation)

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0.06 cubic metres

3 boxes and 1 roll

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Name of creator

(fl 12th century-)

Administrative history

Although no church was recorded at Burnby in Domesday, the present building, dedicated to St Giles, dates from at least the twelfth century. It was restored in 1583 and 1872.

The manor of Burnby belonged to the Archbishop of York from at least 1086 and from the thirteenth century both the manor and patronage of the church were held of the Archbishop by the Deyncourt family. The patronage passed to the Fulthorpes in the fourteenth century and subsequently to the Bromfletes, Lords Vescy, and then in the eighteenth century to the Dukes of Devonshire. By 1892 it was held by the Earl of Londesborough.

Historically, part of the township of Burnby lay in the adjoining parish of Hayton.

Today Burnby parish is part of Londesborough Wold benefice which is now part of the combined benefice of Pocklington Wold and Londesborough Wold within the Pocklington Group of Churches.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1967 by the incumbent. Further additions were made to the archive in 1981, 1988, 1990, 1993 and 1996.

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Scope and content

Includes register of christenings, 1584-1623, 1627-1990; register of marriages, 1584-1623, 1627-1835, 1838-1975; register of burials, 1584-1623, 1627-1992; register of services, 1916-1939; records concerning benefice income, including tithe papers, 1749, 1815, 1823, 1826, income returns, 1949-1952, correspondence, 1946, papers, 1947, sequestration papers, 1960, table of fees, n.d., 1946; churchwardens’ records, including accounts, 1813-1885, briefs, 1735-1751, fabric papers, 1946-1948, 1961-1967, restoration fund accounts, 1904-1910, and restoration specification and drawings, 1905; records of incumbents, including cover from early 15th century York Missal, parsonage house papers including dilapidation papers, 1930-1979, Diocesan Appeal correspondence, 1945-1947, benefice papers, 1959, and incumbents' papers including historical papers, 1817-1954; overseers’ records, including poor rate assessment, 1836, Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including minutes of meetings, 1886-1933, and insurance papers, 1939, 1947-1949.


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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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A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

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Existence and location of copies

Registers of christenings, 1584-1990, marriages, 1584-1885, and burials, 1584-1992, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 658, 1883).

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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, 22.12.2015




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