Parish records of Rufforth

Scope and Content

Includes register of christenings, 1655-1904 (note this register uses the Dade registration scheme for the years 1778-1812); register of marriages, 1655-1987; register of burials, 1655-1992 (note this register uses the Dade registration scheme for the years 1778-1812); register of banns, 1825-1934; register of services, 1953-1980; other registration material, 1974-1991; records concerning benefice income, including tithe deeds, 1702-1728, tithe correspondence, 1937-1950, and correspondence, 1896, 1935-1945, 1954; charity records, including deeds, 1656-1677, parish survey, 1795, list of endowed charities, 1895, and commissioners' report, 1894; churchwardens’ records, including accounts, 1785-1966, fabric papers, 1895, 1919-1959, 1980, 1985-1992 (organ and plate), 1997-2007; constables’ accounts, 1780-1884; records of incumbents, including benefice and incumbents' papers, 1977-1989, and suspensions of presentation, 1965, 1977; records concerning parish rooms and societies, including Scripture Union register, 1953-1965; school records, including Sunday School accounts, 1950-1965, register, 1950-1954, and prizes, 1950-1959; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including minutes of meetings, 1920-1982, accounts, 1968-1978, enclosure act, 1794, and extract from award, 1806.

Administrative / Biographical History

There was a church at Rufforth from at least the twelfth century. It was appropriated to St Leonard’s Hospital, York, until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the sixteenth century. The patronage subsequently passed into private hands and was held by the Thompson family in the 1830s.

The parish church, which is dedicated to All Saints, had fallen into disrepair by the nineteenth century and was entirely rebuilt in 1894-1895 by Demaine and Brierley of York, at the expense of the Middlewood family of Rufforth Hall. The new building incorporated two doorways from the original twelfth century church.

Today Rufforth is part of the parish of Marston Moor within the united benefice of North Ainsty.

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 1967 by the incumbent. Further additions were made to the archive in 1983, 1993, 2007 and 2008.

Note

There was a church at Rufforth from at least the twelfth century. It was appropriated to St Leonard’s Hospital, York, until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the sixteenth century. The patronage subsequently passed into private hands and was held by the Thompson family in the 1830s.

The parish church, which is dedicated to All Saints, had fallen into disrepair by the nineteenth century and was entirely rebuilt in 1894-1895 by Demaine and Brierley of York, at the expense of the Middlewood family of Rufforth Hall. The new building incorporated two doorways from the original twelfth century church.

Today Rufforth is part of the parish of Marston Moor within the united benefice of North Ainsty.

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 2008.

Alternative Form Available

Selected records, including registers of christenings, 1655-1900, marriages, 1655-1900, burials, 1655-1992, banns, 1825-1900, and churchwardens' accounts, 1785-1900, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 758, 1757, 1579, 1755, 1767-1768).

Archivist's Note

Created by S. A. Shearn, 02.03.16.

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.

Additional Information

Published

GB 193