Owston Yorkshire Family History Guide

Owston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Skellow, Holme, and Carcroft.

Alternative names:

Riding: West Riding

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1683
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

OWSTON, a village, a township, and a parish in Doncaster district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands 2 miles SSW of Askern r. station, and 5 N by W of Doncaster; and is noted for cream cheeses. The township contains also the hamlets of Carcroft and Holme. Acres, 1,944. Real property, £2,313. Pop., 269. Houses, 60. The parish contains also the township of Skellow; and its post town is Doncaster. Acres, 2,926. Real property, £3,941. Pop., 454. Houses, 98. The manor, with Owston Hall and most of the land, belongs to P. B. D. Cooke, Esq. O. Hall is an old mansion; was recently very much improved; stands in a park of about 200 acres; and is now occupied by H. Hood, Esq. The parish is a meet for the Badsworth hounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £93. Patron, P. B. D. Cooke, Esq. The church is ancient; was restored in 1865; contains several handsome monuments to the Cooke family; and stands on the N side of O. park. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

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

Parish Records

Monumental inscriptions in Yorkshire

Monumental inscriptions, Owston, Yorkshire, England

Deanery Adwick le Street

Census returns for Owston, 1841-1891

Bishop's transcripts for Owston, 1600-1878

England, Yorkshire, Owston, parish registers, 1683-1936

Parish chest records for Owston, 1817-1862

The parish register of Owston, 1600-1837

Parish register transcripts, 1754-1899

Parish registers for Owston, 1683-1901

Computer printout of Owston, Yorks., Eng

Deanery of Adwick le Street : burials, directories & graphics

Parish chest records for Owston, 1817-1862

Parish registers for Owston, 1683-1901

Land tax assessments for Owston township, 1781-1832

Land tax assessments for Skellow township, 1781-1832


Vision of Britain historical maps


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