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Drax Yorkshire Family History Guide

Drax is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire. 

Other places in the parish include: Newland near Snaith, Newland, Newhay, Long Drax, Langrick, Camblesforth and Carlton, and Camblesforth. 

Riding: West Riding

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1597
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1632

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

Drax

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DRAX, a township and a parish in Selby district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Ouse, 2¾ miles S by E of Cliff r. station, and 3½ N by E of Snaith. Acres, 1,332. Real property, £2,588. Pop., 446. Houses, 106. The parish includes also the townships of Long Drax, Newland, and Camblesforth; the last of which has a post office under Selby. Acres, 6,474. Real property, £10,600. Pop., 1,231. Houses, 285. The property is much subdivided. A priory of Black Canons was founded here in the time of Henry I., by William Paganel; and given, at the dissolution, to the Constables; but has disappeared. The lands around it were often inundated by the Ouse; and are still marshy, but good. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £137. Patron, Lady Wheler. The church is good; and there are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists. A school and an alms-house, founded and endowed in 1667 by Charles Reed, have an income of £924.

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

Long Drax

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DRAX (Long), a township in Drax parish, W. R. Yorkshire; at the confluence of the Derwent and the Ouse, 1 mile N of Drax. Acres, 1,572. Real property, £2,319. Pop., 162. Houses, 34.

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

Administration

  • County: Yorkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Selby
  • Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
  • Diocese: York
  • Rural Deanery: New Ainsty
  • Poor Law Union: Selby
  • Hundred: Barkstone Ash
  • Province: York