Beeford with Lissett and Dunnington, Yorkshire Family History Guide

Beeford with Lissett and Dunnington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Lissett, Dunnington near Hornsea, and Dunnington.

Alternative names: Beeford

Parish church: St. Leonard

Parish registers begin:

Beeford with Lissett and Dunnington

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Lissett

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Dunnington

  • Parish registers: None
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Brandesburton
  • Burton Agnes
  • North Frodingham
  • Ulrome
  • Skipsea
  • Foston on the Wolds
  • Nunkeeling and Bewholme
  • Barmston

Parish History

Beeford

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BEEFORD (St. Leonard), a parish, chiefly in the union of Driffield, but partly in the unions of Bridlington and Skirlaugh, N. division of the wapentake of Holderness, E. riding of York; comprising the townships of Beeford and Dunnington, and the chapelry of Lissett; and containing 977 inhabitants, of whom 766 are in the township of Beeford, 8 miles (E. S. E.) from Driffield. This place is of considerable antiquity, it being recorded in Domesday book that there was a church here at the time of that survey; which church was given, within a century after the Conquest, to the priory of Bridlington, by Ernald de Montbegun. The parish is on the road from Hull, through Beverley, to Bridlington and Scarborough, and comprises about 4000 acres; 897 are pasture, 120 woodland, and the remainder arable. The village is long and straggling; and on the road towards Upton are many small garths or inclosures, where houses seem formerly to have existed. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £22, and in the patronage of the Archbishop of York, with a net income of £779: the tithes of Beeford township were commuted for land and a money payment in 1766. The church, which stands nearly in the centre of the village, is a spacious edifice, in a rich style of architecture, and consists of a nave, south aisle, and chancel, with a tower, which is of handsome appearance, and presents a good specimen of the later English. At Lissett is a chapel of ease, dedicated to St. James. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans. An experiment has been made here of the allotment system, with about 20 acres of land divided into 68 gardens, and the advantages derived have been very great.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Dunnington

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

DUNNINGTON, a township, in the parish of Beeford, union of Skirlaugh, N. division of the wapentake of Holderness, E. riding of York, 10 miles (E. S. E.) from Driffield; containing 79 inhabitants. At this place, anciently called Dodington, the abbey of Meaux had possessions so early as the 12th century; and when monasteries were dissolved in the reign of Henry VIII., that institution held here 177 acres of land. It is supposed there was once a considerable village, as many foundations are met with in an adjoining field, and it is certain that a chapel existed here, part of the walls of which was standing about half a century since; but the chapel-yard, a small inclosure, now alone remains. The township comprises 678 acres of land: the village is situated east of the road between Beeford and Brandsburton.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Lissett

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

LISSETT, a chapelry, in the parish of Beeford, union of Bridlington, N. division of the wapentake of Holderness, E. riding of York, 7½ miles (S. S. W.) from Bridlington; containing 132 inhabitants. The earliest owners of this manor on record are the family of Monceaux, and among subsequent proprietors occur the families of De la See, Boynton, Hildyard, Beverley, and Dent: the manor-house, an old brick building, is now occupied by a farmer. The township comprises about 1150 acres: the village, situated on the road to Hull, has been of late years much improved, and wears an appearance of neatness and respectability. The chapel, dedicated to St. James, is an humble edifice of ancient date, some parts being probably as old as the 12th or 13th century.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Beeford, 1841-1891

Population census, 1801, 1811 Author: Lissett (Yorkshire)

Population census, 1811, 1821 Author: Dunnington (near Hornsea, Yorkshire)

Population census, 1811, 1821 Author: Beeford (Yorkshire)

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Beeford, 1609-1838 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Beeford (Yorkshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Lissett (Yorkshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Dunnington, near Hornsea, 1605-1639 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Dunnington (near Hornsea,Yorkshire)

Church records, 1853-1931 Author: Bethesda Chapel (North Frodingham, Yorkshire : Congregational)

Driffield Wesleyan (later Trinity) Methodist Circuit baptisms 1878-1891 : Circuit eventually comprised chapels at Bainton, Beeford, Brigham, Cranswick, Driffield, Fimber, Frodingham, Foston, Fridaythorpe, Garton, Lockington, Lund, Middleton, Nafferton, North Dalton, Skerne, Sledmere, Southburn, Tibthorpe, Wansford, Wetwang Author: Petch, Della

England, Yorkshire, Beeford, parish registers, 1837-1953 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Beeford (Yorkshire); North Yorkshire County Record Office (Northallerton, Yorkshire)

Parish registers for Beeford, 1563-1892 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Beeford (Yorkshire)

Computer printout of Beeford, Yorks., Eng

Cemeteries

Beeford, Dunnington and Lissett monumental inscriptions Author: East Yorkshire Family History Society

Probate records

Original wills, bonds, inventories in court book, 1561-1768; index to court book Author: Manor of Beeford. Court (Yorkshire)

Taxation

Land tax assessments for Beeford, 1782-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Yorkshire)

Land tax assessments for Dunnington, 1782-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Yorkshire)

Land tax assessments for Lissett, 1782-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Yorkshire)

Administration

  • County: Yorkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bridlington; Driffield
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Beeford
  • Diocese: York
  • Rural Deanery: North Holderness
  • Poor Law Union: Driffield
  • Hundred: Holderness
  • Province: York