Bishop Burton has transcriptions of parish registers that go back to the 18th century. They record the births, marriages and deaths of villagers and also contain transcriptions of gravestones in the church graveyard.
Baptism Records 1704-1872
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 email@example.com. 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.
Baptisms after 1872 are accessible through the Parish Register which contains much more detail than the original transcriptions. They are saved as spreadsheets and can be opened using Excel, Open Office or Numbers as indicated below. THIS DOESN’T WORK AT THE MEOMENT.
Marriage Records 1564-1934
The parish records of marriages have been transcribed and digitized for the years between 1702 and 1934. The detail on each record varies considerably and may be because the transcription was sometimes limited or because the original register entry was limited. The originals are in the ERYC Archive. A second set of records dating back to 1564 are also available.
The parish records of marriages have been transcribed and digitized for the years between 1704 and 2011. The detail on each record varies considerably and may be because the transcription was sometimes limited or because the original register entry was limited.
A fuller set of records of graves and burials in the church is under development. If you want further information email firstname.lastname@example.org