The Ancient Parish of WHELDRAKE
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"WHELDRAKE, a parish in the wapentake of Ouse and Derwent; 8 miles SE. of York. The church which was rebuilt in the year 1789 (see Churches for photograph), is dedicated to St. Helen, the Hon. Robert Elliott is the rector, and the Archbishop of York the patron. There is here a well endowed school for the education of 19 boys and girls, of which Mr William Dawson is the master, and a manor court for the recovery of small debts of which George Fearn is the bailiff; there are also two Methodist chapels, one of the Old and the other of the New Connexion. Pop. 638."
"LANGWITH, in the parish of Wheldrake, wapentake of Ouse and Derwent; 2¼ miles NW. of Wheldrake, 3 miles SE. of York. Contains 5 farm houses and 39 inhabitants."
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]
- Photographs of the over 440 gravestones in Wheldrake Churchyard with a linked surname index.
- Transcript of the entry for Wheldrake in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory of 1823, of the East Riding.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the The Kelly's Directory of the, East and North Ridings, 1905
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Bulmers Directory of 1892. of the East Riding.
- There is further information about this parish from the National Gazetteer 1868, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Bulmer's 1892 History and Directory of the East Riding.
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE680450 (Lat/Lon: 53.896722, -0.966675), Wheldrake which are provided by:
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- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
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- The 1834 Electoral Roll for this parish