Parish records of Whenby

Scope and Content

Includes register of christenings, 1556-1721, 1724-1737, 1751-1981; register of marriages, 1556-1721, 1724-1737, 1757-1976; register of burials, 1556-1721, 1724-1737, 1751-1812; register of banns, 1824-1977; register of services, 1943-1981; churchwardens’ records, including accounts, 1809-1897, restoration fund subscription list, 1868-1872, fabric papers, 1954-1979, and churchyard deed, 1962; constables’ accounts, 1808-1850; overseers’ accounts, 1808-1850; school records, including plans, n.d. [20th century], and correspondence, 1973-1974.

Administrative / Biographical History

There was a church at Whenby from at least 1250 when the patronage was held by the Prioress and nuns of Moxby. The church was granted to them in 1283 and a vicarage subsequently ordained there, although the patronage was transferred to the Archbishop of York.

The Archbishop held the patronage until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the sixteenth century when it reverted back to the Crown, together with the rest of the possessions of Moxby Priory. It passed into lay hands in the reign of Elizabeth I and was later sold to the lord of the manor of Whenby and descended with the lordship. By the nineteenth century it was held by the Garforth family.

The parish church is dedicated to St Martin and dates to the fifteenth century. It was extensively restored between 1871 and 1910. It was declared redundant on 19 October 1983 and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Whenby is now part of the parish of Dalby with Whenby.

Conditions Governing Access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material.

Acquisition Information

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1964 by the incumbent. Further additions were made to the archive in 1982 and 1984.

Note

There was a church at Whenby from at least 1250 when the patronage was held by the Prioress and nuns of Moxby. The church was granted to them in 1283 and a vicarage subsequently ordained there, although the patronage was transferred to the Archbishop of York.

The Archbishop held the patronage until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the sixteenth century when it reverted back to the Crown, together with the rest of the possessions of Moxby Priory. It passed into lay hands in the reign of Elizabeth I and was later sold to the lord of the manor of Whenby and descended with the lordship. By the nineteenth century it was held by the Garforth family.

The parish church is dedicated to St Martin and dates to the fifteenth century. It was extensively restored between 1871 and 1910. It was declared redundant on 19 October 1983 and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Whenby is now part of the parish of Dalby with Whenby.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute. This includes all material received up to and including 1984.

Alternative Form Available

Registers of christenings, 1556-1885, marriages, 1556-1885, burials, 1556-1812, and banns, 1824-1900, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 812, 1763).

Archivist's Note

Created by S. A. Shearn, 21.03.16.

Conditions Governing Use

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Accruals

Further accruals are expected.

Related Material

The parish records of Dalby are also deposited at the Borthwick Institute, as is a survey of St Peter's Church, Dalby.

Additional Information

Published

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