Bellerby, Yorkshire Family History Guide

Bellerby is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1770 from Spennithorne Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Spennithorne St John the Evangelist

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1847
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1847

Nonconformists include: Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Wensley
  • Downholme
  • Hauxwell
  • Spennithorne
  • Constable Burton

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BELLERBY, a chapelry, in the parish of Spennithorn, union of Leyburn, wapentake of Hang-West, N. riding of York, 13 miles (N. N. W.) from Bedale; containing 350 inhabitants. It is situated on the road from Richmond to Leyburn, and comprises 2917a. 2r. 28p. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £70; patron and impropriator, Mr. Chaytor: the tithes were commuted for land in 1770. The chapel is a small edifice. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census returns for Bellerby, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Bellerby, 1847-1861 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Bellerby (Yorkshire)

Parish registers for Bellerby, 1847-1875 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Bellerby (Yorkshire)


Monumental inscriptions Leyburn area Author: Cleveland, North Yorkshire and South Durham Family History Society

St. John, Bellerby, N. Yorks, monumental inscriptions Author: Corner, Michael; Pound, Lorna


  • County: Yorkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Leyburn
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Eastern Deaneries - Catterick
  • Diocese: Post-1835 - Ripon, Pre-1836 - York
  • Rural Deanery: Catterick
  • Poor Law Union: Leyburn
  • Hundred: West Hang
  • Province: York