Kellington Yorkshire Family History Guide

Kellington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.

Alternative names: Kellington with Whitley

Other places in the parish include: Whitley, Low Eggbrough, Kellington with Rowall, Kellingley, Hut Green, High Eggbrough, Eggbrough, Eggborough, Egborough, Beal, and Beaghall.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St Edmund

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1705
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Kellington

  • Birkin
  • Womersley
  • East Knottingley
  • Snaith

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KELLINGTON, a village, a township, and a parish, in Pontefract district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands near the river Aire, 1 mile N by W of Whitley r. station, and 6½ ENE of Pontefract; and has a post office under Normanton. The township comprises 1,679 acres. Real property, £3,231. Pop., 300. Houses, 67. The parish contains also the townships of Beaghall, Whitley, and Eggbrough. Acres, 7,233. Real property, £12,557. Pop., 1,443. Houses, 320. The property is much subdivided. Earl Cathcart is a landowner. Roall, a picturesque old house, with remains of a fine gateway, was long the seat of the Earnshaws. The pastures are notable for their sheep and cattle. Malting is largely carried on; and there are corn and bone mills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £370. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is old but good, and has a tower. There are a chapel of ease in Whitley, erected in 1860, Wesleyan chapels in all the four townships, and charities £5.

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 Thomas, Beal, Kellington, Yorkshire, ale-house keeper, July 10, 1821.

Shillito Michael, sen., Beal, Kellington, Yorkshire, dealer, Dec. 6, 1833.


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