Parish records of Full Sutton

Scope and Content

Includes register of christenings, 1713-1977; register of marriages, 1713-1811, 1813-1836; register of burials, 1713-1978; register of banns, 1827-1970; register of services, 1923-1940; charity records, including accounts, 1889-1956, and list of bequests, 1659-1736; churchwardens’ records, including accounts, 1898-1903, and churchyard deed, 1909; records of incumbents, including statistical returns, 1895-1916, and exchange of advowson, 1880; overseers’ accounts, 1726-1780; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including minutes of meetings, 1942-1943, accounts, 1943-1956, copy of Catton enclosure award, 1766, and census returns, naming heads of and numbers in households, 1811, 1821.

Administrative / Biographical History

A church at Full Sutton was first mentioned in the early thirteenth century when the chapel there was granted independence from its mother church at Catton. The advowson of the new parish was held by the Dawtry family by 1234, and descended with them as lords of the manor of Full Sutton until the seventeenth century, when the advowson was sold to Francis Elwick and subsequently to John Eyre of Bramley. By the nineteenth century it was held by Lord Feversham who transferred it to the Crown in 1868 in return for the advowson of Kirbymoorside.

The present parish church is dedicated to St Mary and dates from 1844-1845, although it incorporates masonry from the original medieval building. The rectory house was also replaced in the first half of the nineteenth century and the churchyard of St Mary was enlarged in 1909.

In 1919 the benefice was united with that of Skirpenbeck. Today the parish is part of the united benefice of Garrowby Hill, which also includes Bishop Wilton, Bugthorpe, Kirby Underdale and Skirpenbeck.

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 1966 by the incumbent. Further additions were made to the archive in 1979, 1980 and 1982.

Note

A church at Full Sutton was first mentioned in the early thirteenth century when the chapel there was granted independence from its mother church at Catton. The advowson of the new parish was held by the Dawtry family by 1234, and descended with them as lords of the manor of Full Sutton until the seventeenth century, when the advowson was sold to Francis Elwick and subsequently to John Eyre of Bramley. By the nineteenth century it was held by Lord Feversham who transferred it to the Crown in 1868 in return for the advowson of Kirbymoorside.

The present parish church is dedicated to St Mary and dates from 1844-1845, although it incorporates masonry from the original medieval building. The rectory house was also replaced in the first half of the nineteenth century and the churchyard of St Mary was enlarged in 1909.

In 1919 the benefice was united with that of Skirpenbeck. Today the parish is part of the united benefice of Garrowby Hill, which also includes Bishop Wilton, Bugthorpe, Kirby Underdale and Skirpenbeck.

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 1982.

Alternative Form Available

Registers of christenings, 1713-1900, marriages, 1713-1836, burials, 1713-1900, and banns, 1827-1900, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 688, 1753, 1760).

Archivist's Note

Created by S. A. Shearn, 11.02.16.

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.

Additional Information

Published

GB 193