The Ancient Parish of BARNBURGH
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"BARNBURGH, a parish-town, in the lower-division of Strafforth and Tickhill, liberty of Tickhill; (Barnburgh Hall, the residence of Mrs. Griffith,) 6 miles W. of Doncaster, 8 from Rotherham, 9 from Barnsley, 36 from York. Pop. 466. The Church is a rectory dedicated to St. Peter, in the deanry of Doncaster, value, £23. patrons, Prebendaries of Southwell, Collegiate Church, (Notts.)
Mr. Bingley, in his Animal Biography, relates the following singular anecdote. "At Barnborough there is a tradition extant, of a serious conflict that once took place between a man and a wild cat. The inhabitants say, that the fight commenced in an adjacent wood, and that it was continued thence into the porch of the church. I do not recollect in what manner it is reported to have begun; but they state that it ended fatally to both combatants. A rude painting in the church commemorates the event; and the accidentally natural red tinge of some of the stone, is considered as stains of blood still remaining.""
"BARNBURGH GRANGE, (the seat of Mrs. Farrer) in the township and parish of Barnburgh; 5½ miles from Doncaster."
"BILHAM, in the parishes of Hooton Pagnell and Barnburgh, lower-division of Strafforth and Tickhill, liberty of Tickhill; (Bilham House, the residence of the Rev. Godfrey Wright) 6 miles NW. of Doncaster, 10 from Barnsley. Pop. 74."
"HARLINGTON, a hamlet in the township and parish of Barnburgh, liberty of Tickhill; 6 miles W. of Doncaster, 9½ from Barnsley."
- Transcript of the entry for Barnburgh in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- The following transcription(s) are transcriptions of transcriptions originally done in 1988 by Wath and Mexborough Archives. These documents have many typographical errors and so we cannot vouch for the accuracy in the original transcription. If you find anything of interest here, please be sure to check the original Parish Registers source material.
Transcriptions by Jack Parry of:
- The Methodist Baptism Register for Barnburgh: 1954 to 1961.
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Barnburgh.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory and Gazetteer, Vol I, West Riding.
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- A list of those paying the 1379 Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for this parish.