fonds PR/HEA - Parish records of Healaugh

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Parish records of Healaugh


  • 1698-2006 (Creation)

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0.11 cubic metres

6 boxes

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Name of creator

(fl 12th century-)

Administrative history

The lands of Healaugh parish, near Tadcaster, belonged to the Augustinian Priory of Healaugh Park from an early date. The church of St John the Baptist, which was originally dedicated to St Helen, dates from the twelfth century and was appropriated to the Priory in 1398. A vicarage was ordained there the same year and augmented in 1425.

At the Dissolution of the Monasteries the priory passed into private hands, eventually becoming the residence of the Marquis of Wharton. The benefice was augmented in 1715, 1761 and 1763. The church was restored in 1860. In 1871 the incumbent, Charles Voysey, was deprived of the living for his heterodox views and went on to found the Theistic Church in London.

In 1927 the benefice was united with that of Wighill. Today the parish is part of the united benefice of Rural Ainsty.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1979 by the incumbent. Further additions were made to the archive in 1984, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1997 and 2013.

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Scope and content

Includes register of christenings, 1698-1990 (note this register uses the Dade registration scheme for the years 1778-1783 and 1796-1812); register of marriages, 1698-1752, 1754-1837, 1839-1984; register of burials, 1698-1991 (note this register uses the Dade registration scheme for the years 1778-1812, ages only 1784-1796); register of banns, 1827-1936; register of services, 1929-1971; records concerning benefice income, including correspondence, 1938-1940; charity records, including correspondence, 1880-1898, papers concerning Healaugh Charity; Hessle Charity and Hudson's Charity, 1858-1978; churchwardens’ records, including accounts, 1926-1949, fabric papers, 1890, 1893-1963, and churchyard papers, 1961-1971; records of incumbents, including deprivation of incumbent and appointment of substitute, 1869, letter about union with Wighill, 1927, and benefice papers, 1983-1987; overseers’ records, including apprenticeship indenture, 1810; school records, including lease of school house, 1903, and appointments of teachers, 1924-1925; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including minutes of meetings, 1861-1898, 1946-1970, 1995-2006, and news sheets, 1960-1978.


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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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 2013. Later material has not yet been listed, please contact the Borthwick Institute for further information.

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Existence and location of copies

Registers of christenings, 1698-1990, marriages, 1698-1885, burials, 1698-1991, and banns, 1827-1900, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 697, 882, 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, 18.02.16




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