03 December 2014

West Yorkshire records added at Ancestry

Ancestry now have available, from the West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield, England the following collections:

West Yorkshire, England, Bastardy Records, 1690-1914: 14,058 records containing the name of the mother and name and occupation of the putative father, the child's birth date. They may also list a parish for each parent as well as a date for the court action.

West Yorkshire, England, Select Rate Books, Accounts and Censuses, 1705–1893:  163,445 records that include a listing of who occupied the house, who owned the house, the type of dwelling, the name or situation of the property, how much rent was collected, and the rates paid.
This collection also includes some censuses for parishes, towns, and townships in West Yorkshire, including Holmfirth, Wapentake of Claro, Sandal Magna, Thornhill, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse, and Spofforth, 1801-1837.

West Yorkshire, England, Select Land Tax Records, 1704-1932: 3,899,907 records listing all households in the areas and details such as who occupied the house, who owned the house, the name or situation of the property, and how much tax was collected.

West Yorkshire, England, Wakefield Charities Coroners Notebooks, 1852-1909: 19,384 records with the name of the deceased, date and location of the inquest, age of the deceased, circumstances surrounding the death, verdict, and sometime the names of the deputy coroner or jury foreman.

Ancestry also announce an update to:

West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910
West Yorkshire, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985
West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812

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