Brotherton Yorkshire Family History Guide

Brotherton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Sutton near Pontefract, Sutton, Byrome cum Poole, Byrome, Byram with Poole, Byram cum Poole, and Bryome with Poole.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1562
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

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

Parishes adjacent to Brotherton

  • Birkin
  • Knottingley
  • East Knottingley
  • Monk Fryston
  • Ferry Fryston
  • Ledsham with Fairburn

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BROTHERTON, a township and a parish in Pontefract district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Aire, and on the York and North Midland railway, 3 miles NNE of Pontefract; and has a post office under South Milford. Acres, 798. Real property, £3,071. Pop., 1,333. Houses, 306. The parish contains also the townships of Sutton and Byrome. Acres, 2,190. Real property, £5,283. Pop., 1,449. Houses, 326. The property is much subdivided. A plot of ground near the church was the site of a house in which Thomas de Brotherton, son of Edward I. and ancestor of the Dukes of Norfolk, was born while his mother was with a hunting party. Limestone of superior quality is found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £192. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of York. The church is very good; and there are three dissenting chapels, a national school, and charities £12.

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


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Acaster Thos., Brotherton, Yorkshire, lime burner & ropemaker, June 8, 1830.

Haxby John, Brotherton, Yorkshire, linen draper, Jan. 8, 1830.

Scott George, late Brotherton, Yorkshire, miller, April 22, 1828.

Westerby Rich., Brotherton, Yorksh., lime burner & coal dealer, Oct. 22, 1830.


County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: Pontefract
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York
Diocese: York
Rural Deanery: New Ainsty
Poor Law Union: Great Preston Gilbert Union
Hundred: Barkstone Ash
Province: York