Thornton with Allerthorpe Yorkshire Family History Guide

Thornton with Allerthorpe is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Waplington, Storwood, Storthwaite, Melbourne, and Allerthorpe.

Alternative names: Thornton, Thornton near Pocklington, Thornton by Pocklington, Thornton on Spaulding Moor

Riding: East Riding

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin:

Thornton with Allerthorpe

  • Parish registers: 1615
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602


  • Parish registers: 1616
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Pocklington with Yapham cum Meltonby and Owsthorpe
  • Ellerton Priory
  • East Cottingwith
  • Barmby on the Moor
  • Aughton
  • Wheldrake
  • Seaton Ross
  • Hayton with Bielby
  • Sutton on Derwent

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

THORNTON, a parish, with three townships, in Pocklington district, E. R. Yorkshire; 4 miles SW of Pocklington r. station. Post town, Pocklington, under York. Acres, 6,540. Real property, £6,165. Pop., 851. Houses, 169. The manor belongs to Col. Wyndham. There is a cotton mill. The living is a vicarage, united with Allerthorpe, in the diocese of York. Value, £300. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church is old.

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


Langdale A Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire 1822

Allerthorpe, in the parish of Thornton, Wilton-Beacon division of Harthill, liberty of St. Peter; (the seat of Barnard Smyth, Esq.) 2 miles from Pocklington, 7 ½ from Market-Weighton, 12 from York. – Pop. 132. Here is a Chapel of ease to Thornton, value, p.r. £766s. 3d.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire By Thomas Langdale. Second Edition. Printed and Sold by J. Langdale; and sold by T. Langdale, Ripon. 1822.

Parish Records

FamilySearch - Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court - Thornton by Pocklington

FamilySearch - Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court - Allerthorpe


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: Pocklington
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of York
Diocese: York
Rural Deanery: Harthill and Hull
Poor Law Union: Pocklington
Hundred: Harthill
Province: York