Barnby upon Don, Yorkshire Family History Guide

Barnby upon Don is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.

Alternative names: Barnby Dun, Barnby upon Donn, East Barnby

Other places in the parish include: Thorpe Marsh, Thorpe in Balne, Stainforth near Thorne, Stainforth, and Bramwith Sand.

Status: Ancient Parish

Riding: West Riding

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1599
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Barnby upon Don

  • Kirk Sandall
  • Kirk Bramwith
  • Arksey
  • Doncaster St George
  • Campsall
  • Hatfield
  • Owston

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BARNBY-UPON-DON, or Barnby-Dun, a township and a parish in Doncaster district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Don, and on the Doncaster and Thorne railway, 5 miles NE by N of Doncaster; and it has a station, of the name of Barnby-Dun, on the railway. Acres, 2,230. Real property, £4,259. Pop., 537. Houses, 118. The parish includes also the township of Thorpe-in-Balne; and its Post Town is Doncaster. Acres, 3,737. Real property, £5,698. Pop., 644. Houses, 141. The living is a vicarage in the dio. of York. Value, £115. Patron, J. H. Newsome, Esq. The church was recently restored. There are two Methodist chapels, an endowed school, and charities £59.

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

Barmby-upon-Dunn – Langdale A Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire 1822

Barmby-upon-Dunn, a parish town in the upper division of Strafforth and Tickhill, liberty of Tickhill; 5½ miles from Doncaster and Thorne, 7¾ from Bawtry, 35 from York. – Pop. 495. The Church is a perpetual curacy, dedicated to St. Peter, in the deanery of Doncaster, value, p.r. £66. Patron, John Gresham, Esq. Bacon styles it a vicarage, value £9 12s. 6d.

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

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County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: Doncaster
Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Diocese: York
Rural Deanery: Doncaster
Poor Law Union: Doncaster
Hundred: Strafforth and Tickhill
Province: York