North West Yks Roman Catholics 1767 text

  • RETURNS OF ROMAN CATHOLICS IN NORTH WEST YORKSHIRE 1767
    Covering the Deaneries of Boroughbridge, Catterick, Richmond  parts of Lonsdale
    Many family historians underestimate the extent to which Roman Catholicism persisted in England
    in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and are unaware of the relevant records which
    survive. It is hoped that this index will bring to the attention of family historians both the numbers
    of Catholics to be found in north west Yorkshire in 1767 and the fact that there are many records
    which do survive.
    The index is for the three western deaneries of the Archdeaconry of Richmond (Boroughbridge,
    Catterick and Richmond) and those parts of the western Deanery of Lonsdale which lie within
    historic Yorkshire.
    The listing is in alphabetical order by surname, but family groupings have been kept together as
    relationships (when given) are to the head of the household. However, care should be taken to
    check all references to a surname and readers are advised to refer to the original publication
    where they may find additional details not included in this index.
    The original registers are to be found in The National Archives (TNA), London under the reference
    number Class RG4. However, microfilm copies are available in several libraries or record offices in
    Yorkshire. Consult the TNA list for exact dates of coverage.
    The Cleveland FHS are transcribing further records of Roman Catholic records for its area of
    interest covering mainly baptisms and burials: see the regularly updated Publications List on their
    website, www.clevelandfhs.org.uk or in the quarterly journal.
    Recommended reading
    Northern Catholics [Catholic Recusants of the North Riding of Yorkshire 1558 – 1790] by Hugh
    Aveling (Geoffrey Chapman 1967). Similar works published for East & West Ridings.
    National Index of Parish Registers Volume 3: Sources for Roman Catholic & Jewish Genealogy &
    Family History by D J Steel & Edgar R Samuel (Society of Genealogists 1986). This contains an
    extensive bibliography of articles and books on Catholic sources.
    Useful Addresses
    CATHOLIC RECORD SOCIETY: http://catholicrecordsociety.co.uk/ or email

    CATHOLIC FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: visit its website www.catholicfhs.co.uk