fonds PR/MIC - Parish records of Micklefield

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Parish records of Micklefield


  • 1861-1984 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.08 cubic metres

4 boxes

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Administrative history

Micklefield was a chapelry within the parish of Sherburn in Elmet until 1886, when it separated from Sherburn to form its own parish. The old chapel of ease, which dated to at least 1528, had been replaced with a new church in 1861, built at the expense of Thomas Davison Bland of Kippax Park.

Today St Mary’s is part of the benefice of Aberford with Micklefield, within the Sherburn in Elmet group of churches.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1978 by the incumbent. Further additions were made to the archive in 1981, 1984, 1985 and 1987.

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Scope and content

Includes register of christenings, 1861-1947; register of marriages, 1886-1975; register of burials, 1877-1918; register of banns, 1886-1970; register of services, 1886-1894, 1900-1921, 1926-1978; register of graves, 1861-1913; records concerning benefice income, including tithe paper, 1921; records of incumbent, including copy instrument of right of nomination to chapel, 1885, and a photocopy of an article on Ernest Farrar who was brought up at Micklefield vicarage, 1984.


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 1987.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Registers of christenings, 1861-1947, marriages, 1886-1975, and burials, 1877-1918, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 737).

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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, 25.02.16.




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