Yarm, Yorkshire Family History Guide

Yarm is a chapelry of Kirk Levington Ancient Parish in Yorkshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1649
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1609

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Kirk Levington
  • Egglescliffe
  • Hilton
  • Stainton in Cleveland

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

YARM, a small town, a parish, and a sub-district, in the district of Stockton and N. R. Yorkshire. The town stands on the river Tees and on the Northallerton and Stockton railway, 4½ miles SSW of Stockton; occupies low ground, subject to inundation by the river; had a black friary, founded in the early part of the 13th century, and now giving name to the seat of E. Meynell, Esq., on its site; rose to some consequence as a place of trade and commerce, but declined on account of its proximity to Stockton; possesses many granaries and warehouses, erected for its commerce, and now chiefly unoccupied; still carries on exportation of agricultural produce, and partakes with Stockton in the salmon-fishery of the Tees; is a seat of petty-sessions; consists chiefly of one long spacious street; is flanked, nearly along its entire length, by a railway viaduct of 43 arches; and has a head post-office, a r. station, a banking office, a good inn, a police station, a town hall and market place, a stone bridge partly of the year 1400, a church rebuilt in 1730, three dissenting chapels, a handsome Roman Catholic chapel of 1860, an endowed grammar-school with £21 a year, a national school, an infant school, a mechanics’ institute, charities £37, a paper mill, and four annual fairs. The parish comprises 1,135 acres. Real property, £4,907; of which £24 are in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 1,647; in 1861, 1,401. Houses, 353. The decrease of pop. arose from removal of labourers employed in railway works. The manor belongs to E. Meynell, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value £300. Patron, the Archbishop of York.

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

Parish Records

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Census returns for Yarm, 1841-1891

1851 census for Yarm Author: Cleveland Family History Society

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for the Society of Friends, Yarm, 1866, 1872 Author: Society of Friends (Yarm, England)

Bishop’s transcripts for Yarm, 1609-1898 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Yarm (Yorkshire)

England, Yorkshire, Yarm, parish registers, 1638-1951 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Yarm (Yorkshire); North Yorkshire County Record Office (Northallerton, Yorkshire)

Register of marriages for the West Street Methodist Church, Yarm, 1938-1961 Author: West Street Methodist Church (Yarm, England)

Register of Primitive Methodist baptisms for Stockton on Tees and other places, 1834-1949 Author: Stockton on Tees Circuit (Yorkshire : Primitive Methodist)

The registers of Yarm in North Riding of Yorkshire, 1643-1837 Author: Wardell, John W. (John Wilford)

Computer printout of Yarm, Yorks., Eng


Cemetery records for Yarm, 1884-1984

Monumental inscriptions from the parish church of St. Mary Magdalene, Yarm-on-Tees, Cleveland, 1741-1900 Author: Joiner, Paul R.

Monumental inscriptions from the Parish of St. Mary Magdalene, Yarm, Cleveland Author: Cleveland Family History Society


A History of Yarm : an ancient North Riding town Author: Wardell, John W. (John Wilford)

Military records

Roll of honor of the parish of Yarm, 1899-1947 Author: Bilbrough, Peter J.

Poorhouses, poor law, etc.

Poor rate books, 1836-1905 Author: Yarm (Yorkshire)


Poor rate books, 1836-1905 Author: Yarm (Yorkshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps

Media related to Yarm at Wikimedia Commons


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