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Census and Parish Registers

As well as being the Clerk to Cloughton Parish Council, I also have a personal interest in family history. As a result, I hold various information on Cloughton which may be useful to genealogists and people researching their family history.

Due to copyright implications, the information I hold is not available to view or download from this website. However, if you email me on with dates, details and the names of people about whom you seek information, I will check the records I hold. (Please note it may be a couple of days before I reply to you).

Census

Transcripts of 1841, 1851, 1851,1871,1881,1891 and 1901.

Note that the boundaries of the area covered by each of these census varied slightly, especially in the earlier ones.

1841 to 1891 - as well as containing Cloughton village, it also contains detached parts of Burniston Parish and Scalby Parish. The civil parish of Cloughton came into being between the 1891 and 1901 census - it included some of the detached parts of Burniston and Scalby and also took in a few properties which previously had been in Harwood Dale Parish.

Parish Registers

(Information transcribed as at 1 November 2005).

Cloughton Baptisms 1813-1850 Cloughton Banns 1824-1863
Cloughton Burials 1813-1883 Cloughton Chapelry Marriages 1754-1812
Cloughton Marriages 1813-1837 Scalby Church Marriages 1754-1804

For many years, the ecclesiastical parish of Scalby contained the villages of Burniston, Cloughton, Newby, Staintondale and Throxenby. Cloughton was a Chapelry of Scalby with its own registers even though it was still in the ecclesiastical parish of Scalby. In 1874 Cloughton became an ecclesiastical parish in its own right.

 

Don't confuse ecclesiastical parishes and civil parishes - they are two completely different things and their boundaries were/are not necessarily the same. The Civil Parish of Cloughton came into existence in 1894 when the Local Government Act of that year created Parish Councils. Many of the things which had previously been undertaken by the Church (either through Churchwardens or Parish Overseers) became the responsibility of the Parish Council.

 

 

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