Parish records of Fairburn

Scope and Content

Includes register of marriages, 1946-1985; register of services, 1948-1967; records concerning benefice income, including tithe award, 1839; churchwardens’ accounts, 1869-1936, 1946-1961; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including minutes of meetings, 1937-1959.

Administrative / Biographical History

Fairburn is a chapelry within the parish of Ledsham, dedicated to St James. The church was built in 1846. Burials took place in the new churchyard from this time and in 1946 the church was also licensed to perform marriages.

The chapelry is served by the vicar of Ledsham but a curate resided at Fairburn, and was responsible for that part of the parish, until the 1940s.

Today Fairburn is part of the parish and benefice of Ledsham with Fairburn, which also includes All Saints Church at Ledsham and St Thomas a Becket Chapel at Ledston Hall.

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 1975. Further additions were made to the archive in 1984, 1992 and 1996.

Note

Fairburn is a chapelry within the parish of Ledsham, dedicated to St James. The church was built in 1846. Burials took place in the new churchyard from this time and in 1946 the church was also licensed to perform marriages.

The chapelry is served by the vicar of Ledsham but a curate resided at Fairburn, and was responsible for that part of the parish, until the 1940s.

Today Fairburn is part of the parish and benefice of Ledsham with Fairburn, which also includes All Saints Church at Ledsham and St Thomas a Becket Chapel at Ledston Hall.

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 1996.

Alternative Form Available

A register of marriages, 1946-1955, is also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 683).

Archivist's Note

Created by S. A. Shearn, 10.02.16.

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.

Related Material

For related material held by the Borthwick Institute, see the parish records of Ledsham.

Additional Information

Published

GB 193