Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Riding: West Riding

Parish church: St John

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1621
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1603

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BAILDON, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Otley parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands near the river Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool canal, 2 miles NNE of Shipley r. station, and 5 N of Bradford. It has a post office under Leeds, and fairs on 2 March and 4 Nov. Its inhabitants are employed chiefly in woollen and worsted manufactures. The township comprises 1,722 acres. Real property, £9,123. Pop., 3,895. Houses, 854. Baildon Hill, in the W, is 922 feet high, and has ancient entrenchments and tumuli. The chapelry is conterminate with the township. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £148. Patrons, Trustees. There are three dissenting chapels and a national school.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Langdale A Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire 1822

Baildon, in the parish of Otley, upper division of Skyrack; 5 miles from Otley and Bradford, 12 from Leeds. – Fairs, first Saturdays in March and November, for horned cattle, horses, &c. – Pop. 2,679. The Church is a perpetual curacy, dedicated to St. Giles, in the deanery of the Ainsty, value, p.r. £113 11s. 8d. Patron, the Vicar of Otley.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire By Thomas Langdale. Second Edition. Printed and Sold by J. Langdale; and sold by T. Langdale, Ripon. 1822.

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court

Church Records

Baildon St John the Evangelist baptisms – FamilySearch Author: Wharfedale Family History Group

 
Baildon St John the Evangelist burials – FamilySearch Author: Wharfedale Family History Group
 
Baildon St. John burials 1813-1951 – FamilySearch Author: Wharfedale Family History Group
Births and baptisms, 1807-1837 – FamilySearch Author: Wesleyan Church. Westgate Chapel (Baildon, England)
Births and baptisms, 1824-1837 – FamilySearch Author: Lane End Chapel (Baildon, Yorkshire : Primitive Methodist)
Bishop’s transcripts for Baildon, 1603-1846 – FamilySearch Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Baildon (Yorkshire)
Church records, 1824-1940 – FamilySearch Author: Primitive Methodist Chapel (Baildon, Yorkshire); Zion Chapel (Baildon, Yorkshire : Primitive Methodist)
Church records, 1838-1878 – FamilySearch Author: Shipley Wesleyan Methodist Circuit (Yorkshire)
Church records, 1870-1959 – FamilySearch Author: Tong Park Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Yorkshire)
Church records, 1879-1915 – FamilySearch Author: Otley Primitive Methodist Chapel (Yorkshire)
Marriages, 1871-1906 – FamilySearch Author: Wesleyan Chapel (Baildon, Yorkshire)
Parish register transcripts, 1621-1812 – FamilySearch Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Baildon (Yorkshire)

Church records – Indexes

Computer printout of Baildon, Lane End Primitive Methodist, Yorks., Eng – FamilySearch

Computer printout of Baildon, York, England (Wesleyan Church, Westgate Chapel), christenings, 1807-1837 – FamilySearch Author:  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department
 
 
Parish register printouts of Baildon, York, England (Moravian) ; christenings, 1816-1837 – FamilySearch Author:  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department
 

Church History

Baildon Moravian Church : a brief history Author: Warren, Winifred

Genealogy

The family of Leathley or Lelay – FamilySearch Author: Baildon, W. Paley (William Paley), 1859-1924

 
Papers of the Baildon family of Baildon, Yorkshire – FamilySearch Author: Baildon, W. Paley (William Paley), 1859-1924

Census

Census returns for Baildon, 1841-1891 – FamilySearch Author: Great Britain. Census Office

Baildon 1901 census index – FamilySearch Author: Wharfedale Family History Group

Taxation

Land tax assessments for Baildon township, 1753, 1781-1831 – FamilySearch Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Yorkshire)

 
Papers of the Baildon family of Baildon, Yorkshire – FamilySearch Author: Baildon, W. Paley (William Paley), 1859-1924

Cemeteries

Baildon Charlestown Cemetery memorial inscriptions – FamilySearch Author: Balmforth, Lynda; Wharfedale Family History Group; Charlestown Cemetery (Baildon, West Yorkshire)

 
Baildon, St. John, memorial inscriptions – FamilySearch Author: Blackburn, Arthur; Clayton, Brian

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Leeds & Bradford including Halifax & Brighouse : A1 easy read street atlas – FamilySearch 

Administration

County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: Otley
Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Diocese: Post-1835 – Ripon, Pre-1836 – York
Rural Deanery: Pontefract
Poor Law Union: Carlton Gilbert Union
Hundred: Skyrack
Province: York

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