I am very pleased to report that the Bishop Burton Baptism registers for 1704-1872 have now been scanned into searchable, electronic documents; they are attached to this article. They have been taken from existing typescripts using optical character recognition rather than being re-typed from scratch. There may be a few oddities in the new transciption as OCR only gets it right about 95% of the time and is easily confused between 1 and I, 0 and O and a few other characters can throw it.

The transcripts are as the original typescript copies, so any errors there will have been repeated. There are great variations in spelling of names anyway but we haven't normalised anything.

Please let me know if you spot any mistakes.

Please feel free also to send me any comments or insights you may have about the people included in the registers or email me if you prefer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . It would be nice to create a consolidated commentary in due course. 

The years to which the registers refer are based on the church year which ran from April to March; so an entry for Feb under 1706 would actually be Feb 1707 (I think). From 1752, the calendar year is used.


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