Stanwick St John Yorkshire Family History Guide

Stanwick St John is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.

Other places in the parish include: East Layton, Barforth, Aldbrough near Richmond, Aldbrough, and Aldborough.

Alternative names: Stanwick, St John Stanwick

Riding: North Riding

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1652
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1615

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Manfield
  • Melsonby
  • Forcett with Carkin
  • Barton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STANWICK-ST. JOHN, a township and a parish in Richmond district, N. R. Yorkshire. The township lies 3 miles S by W of Pierce-Bridge r. station, and 7½ NNE of Richmond. Acres, 1,363. Real property, £1,792. Pop., 53. Houses, 10. The manor, with S. House, belongs to the Duke of Northumberland. The parish contains also the townships of Caldwell, East Layton, and Aldbrough; the last of which has a post-office under Darlington. Acres, 6,045. Pop. in 1851,959; in 1861, 768. Houses, 182. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £61 . Patron, J. Wharton, Esq. The church is ancient. Charities, £14.

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

Aldbrough Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Aldbrough, 7 m. E. Richmond. P. incl. in St. John-Stanwick

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

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County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: Richmond (Yorkshire)
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Eastern Deaneries - Richmond
Diocese: Post-1835 - Ripon, Pre-1836 - York
Rural Deanery: Richmond
Poor Law Union: Richmond
Hundred: West Gilling
Province: York