Birdsall, Yorkshire Family History Guide

Birdsall is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1603

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Burythorpe
  • Langton
  • North Grimston
  • Wharram Percy
  • Kirby Underdale
  • East Acklam
  • Wharram le Street

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BIRDSALL (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Malton, wapentake of Buckrose, E. riding of York, 5 miles (S. S. E.) from Malton; containing 267 inhabitants. This parish comprises nearly 4000 acres, and lies partly on the edge of the Wolds: the surface is mountainous, and the scenery wild and romantic; the soil is various, on the higher lands light and thin, and on the lower grounds a rich loam alternated with clay. Limestone and freestone of good quality are extensively quarried. The village is widely scattered, occupying a semicircular range of picturesque acclivities at the western foot of the Wolds. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £40; patron and impropriator, Hugh M. Ingram, Esq., whose tithes have been commuted for £580. 4., and who has a glebe of 543 acres. The church, an elegant structure in the early English style, with a lofty square embattled tower crowned with pinnacles, was erected in 1824, by Lord Middleton, at an expense of £3000. Henry Burton, a puritan divine, was born in the parish.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


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