fonds PR/EVE - Parish records of Everingham

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Parish records of Everingham


  • 1653-1992 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.06 cubic metres

3 boxes

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Name of creator

(fl 13th century-)

Administrative history

Although no church is recorded at Everingham in Domesday, it has been suggested as the site of the eighth century convent of St Everilda of Wessex, from whom it supposedly derived its name. An alternate explanation for the name is that it derives from the Anglo-Saxon name ‘Eofer’, meaning ‘place of Eofer’s people.’

The present parish church dates to the thirteenth century and was originally dedicated to St Mary, but by the nineteenth century at least it was commonly known by St Emeldis or St Everilda. Today it is dedicated to St Everilda.

The nave and chancel of the medieval church were rebuilt in the late seventeenth century and the whole church was rebuilt in 1763 by the lord of the manor, William Haggerston-Constable, to a design by architect John Carr of York. In 1871 the roof was replaced.

Today Everingham is part of the Holme and Seaton Ross group of parishes.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1978. Further additions were made to the archive in 1984, 1985 and 1992.

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Scope and content

Includes register of christenings, 1653-1992; register of marriages, 1653-1979; register of burials, 1653-1992 (note this register uses the Dade registration scheme for the years 1789-1812, causes from 1806 only); register of banns, 1824-1953; register of services, 1913-1969; churchwardens’ records, including accounts, 1831-1849, 1863-1928, 1932-1948, and fabric papers, 1936-1937; records of incumbents, including parsonage house papers, 1931, 1975-1978, and statistical returns, 1956, 1958; overseers’ records, including accounts, 1805-1910; records concerning parish rooms and societies, including Garden Fete papers, 1956-1959, 1963; surveyors’ records, including accounts, 1885-1895, rates, 1883-1886, and papers, 1866-1880; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including minutes of meetings, 1850, 1853, 1932-1948, 1951-1962, and magazines, 1904.


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 1992.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Selected records, including registers of christenings, 1653-1992, marriages, 1653-1900, burials, 1653-1992, and banns, 1824-1900, and churchwardens' accounts, 1831-1900, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 682, 882, 1752-1753, 1772-1773).

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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, 10.02.16.




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