Beswick, Yorkshire Family History Guide

Beswick is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1824 from chapelry in Kilnwick Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Wolfholme and Wilfholme.

Alternative names: Beswick with Wilfholme, Kilnwick-Juxta-Watton St Margaret

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1657
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Leven
  • Lockington
  • Lund
  • Kilnwick
  • Watton

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BESWICK, a chapelry, in the parish of Kilnwick, union of Beverley, Bainton-Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill, E. riding of York, 6½ miles (N. by W.) from Beverley; containing 211 inhabitants. It is situated on the road from Driffield to Beverley; and comprises upwards of 2000 acres, chiefly arable, and very flat, having been once a marsh. The living is a perpetual curacy, with a net income of £65: the chapel is a plain thatched building, with a wooden steeple.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


  • County: Yorkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Beverley
  • Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
  • Diocese: York
  • Rural Deanery: Harthill and Hull
  • Poor Law Union: Beverly
  • Hundred: Harthill
  • Province: York