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Bishop's Transcripts

In 1598, parishes were ordered to make an annual return of all the baptisms, marriages and burials in the parish to the bishop of the diocese in which the parish lay. These continued to be made until the mid-nineteenth century, although there were lapses in local diligence, and a serious interruption during the upheavals of the mid-seventeenth century.

Bishop's transcripts (BTs) are an important supplement to parish registers because both can contain entries not found in the other. This is because in very many cases, draft registers were kept and used for compiling both the register and the BT. In this way, discrepancies arose and there can be differences in dates, surnames and given names, and sometimes entries can be found in one source which are absent from the other.

The original BTs for the Doncaster area are kept at the Borthwick Institute at York. However, Doncaster Archives has microfilm copies of many of these. Look at the table below to see what is available. You will need to book a microfilm reader to see them.

Parish

Dates

Adlingfleet   

1600-1844   

Adwick on Dearne   

1600-1841   

Airmyn   

1726-1874   

Ardsley   

1842-1860   

Arksey   

1602-1885   

Armthorpe   

1599-1870   

Barnburgh   

1600-1837   

Barnby Dun   

1599-1854   

Bolton on Dearne   

1598-1853   

Braithwell   

1599-1867   

Brodsworth   

1600-1871   

Burghwallis   

1600-1893   

Campsall   

1598-1879   

Cantley   

1600-1844   

Conisbrough   

1600-1844   

Darfield   

1598-1871   

Doncaster, ChristChurch   

1830 (1 Entry Only)   

Doncaster, St George   

1600-1838   

Doncaster, St James   

1858-1867   

Edlington   

1600-1842   

Fishlake   

1600-1883   

Frickley with Clayton   

1602-1870   

Hatfield   

1601-1876   

Hickleton   

1626-1863   

Hook   

1720-1841   

Hooton Pagnell   

1602-1858   

Kirk Bramwith   

1598-1849   

Kirk Sandall   

1603-1848   

Loversall   

1601-1830   

Marr   

1600-1840   

Mexborough   

1600-1877   

Owston   

1600-1878   

Rawcliffe   

1631-1878   

Skelbrooke   

1609-1880   

Snaith   

1599-1858   

Sprotbrough   

1600-1846   

Stainton   

1601-1842   

Swinefleet   

1810-1841   

Swinton   

1815-1849   

Thorne   

1601-1861   

Thurnscoe   

1600-1857   

Tickhill   

1600-1866   

Wadworth   

1603-1839   

Warmsworth   

1600-1848   

Wath Upon Dearne   

1600-1858   

Wentworth   

1604-1856   

Whitgift   

1600-1838   

 

 

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