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KIRKBY in MALHAM-DALE, a parish comprising the township of Calton
in the eastern division, and the townships of Airton, Hanlith, Kirkby
in Malham-Dale, Malham, Malham-Moor, Otterburn, and Scosthorpe, in the
western division, of the wapentake of STAINCLIFFE and EWCROSS, West
riding of the county of YORK, and containing 1005 inhabitants, of which
number, 204 are in the township of Kirkby in Malham- Dale, 5 miles (E.
S. E.) from Settle. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and
diocese of York, rated in the King's Books at £6. 13, 4., endowed
with £200 private benefaction, £400 royal bounty, and £1200
parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Duke of Devonshire.
A free grammar school was founded here, in 1606, by John Topham, who
endowed it with certain lands which, with subsequent bequests, produce
an income of £21 a year, for which, and moderate quarterages,
from twenty to thirty children receive an English education; but the
classics are taught free to those who apply.
Samuel Lewis "Topographical Dictionary of England" 1831
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|Maps & Topography
|People & Families
1841 Census : Kirkby Malham HO107 / 1321/03 fo.3-6
1851 Census : Kirkby Malham HO107 / 2277 fo.476-480
1861 Census : Kirkby Malham RG9 / 3180 fo.15-17
1871 Census : Kirkby Malham RG10 / 4257 fo.14-17
1881 Census : Kirkby Malham RG11 / 4300 fo.11-14
1891 Census : Kirkby Malham RG12 / 3495 fo.13-14
1901 Census : Kirkby Malham RG13/4023 fo.13-14
1911 Census : Kirkby Malham RG14/25745/01-49
A Vision of Britain: View population statistics, historical gazetteer entries, Civil Parish changes and more for Kirkby Malham.
1881 Census: An alphabetical list of Malhamdale residents
People Finder : A searchable database of all those people reported to have been born, or were living in Malhamdale in the 1841-1911 Census returns.
Population statistics : Information from the 1801-1991 census, offering an insight into population change within the Dale and its possible causes.
Parish Record Index 1597-1813 : Searchable index to the Kirkby Malham parish records created from the Cookson Index, IGI and the 18th century Bishop's Transcripts, providing a useful finding aid and the most comprehensive set of data available for the 18th century, whose registers were stolen.
Kirkby Malham Marriages 1754-1910 : A searchable database transcribed from the marriage registers for St Michael the Archangel.
Kirkby Malham Baptisms & Burials 1773-1910 : A searchable database transcribed from the baptism and burial registers for St Michael the Archangel.
Parish Church Records: The whereabouts of the registers and copies for St Michael the Archangel, Kirkby Malham
, plus a search form to allow searching of the Marriage and Baptism transcripts for Kirkby Malham in the IGI.
Parish map: Showing Kirkby Malhamdale and the townships and the old Ecclesiastical parishes surrounding it.
Airton Quaker Burials : List of Burials at the Friends Meeting House Burial ground (1669 - 2003)
Airton Quaker Records : Where to find the registers, minutes and other records of Airton Quaker Meeting
Burial Ground Inscriptions: The monumental inscriptions found in Airton Quaker Burial ground, with plan and photographs.
Baptisms & Marriages : Simply search the transcripts of the Baptisms & Marriages for Kirkby Malham which are included in the IGI using our custom search form.
Airton Band of Hope : Listing members of this Wesleyan Methodist temperance group.
: The earliest written record showing land in use and the
names of those holding the land in 1086.
Roll 1379 - poll tax listing for Malhamdale,
with names, relationships and occupations. For other Craven
townships see the lists on
proved at York (1389-1688): Index with over
350 Malhamdale entries of the 16th & 17th centuries.
Wills : Where and how to find them. Includes an
Index of Canterbury (PCC) wills and Death Duty Register
entries in the National Archives online collections.
Brother Ditton's Compotus
1455 : The accounts of St Michael's Church, Kirkby
Malham, submitted to the Abbot of West Dereham.
Court Roll 1460 : Proceeedings of the manor
courts for Hanlith and Kirkby Malham.
of Fines : Records of land transactions
in Tudor Malhamdale (1486-1603)
Rental : Listing Malhamdale tenants and rents
in the 14th century.
Muster 1539 : A list of men fit and unfit for
the militia, their weaponry and armour.
Court Roll 1554 : Proceeedings of the manor
courts for Hanlith and Kirkby Malham.
Court Roll 1607 : Proceeedings
of the manor courts for Hanlith and Kirkby Malham.
1741 : Listing the Freeholders of Malhamdale
who voted in the election for an MP for Yorkshire.
Tax Assessment 1798 : Listing landowners and
occupiers for Kirkby Malham.
Tax Assessment 1803 : Listing landowners and
Legion 1803 : With a list of Malhamdale subscribers
to this Napoleonic Yeomanry.
Book 1807 : Listing Malhamdale freeholders
and the candidates they voted for.
of Electors 1834 : Transcript of the published list
for the local townships.
Book 1848 : Listing those Malhamdale who voted
in the 1848 election for the WRY representative in Parliament.
of Owners of Land 1873 : Land held in the West Riding
of Yorkshire by Malhamdale residents.
Farm Survey 1941 : Extract of the returns for farms
in the village of Kirkby Malham.
of the Abbey of St Mary of Fountains Vol.1
: PDF copy of the book published by the Surtees Society
in 1863 which includes many mentions of the lands held by
the Abbey in Malhamdale. You can also
find fully searchable PDF versions of Vol.2
of Hanlith Deeds : An index of land deeds relating
to the Serjeantson family, many are missing, but those remaining
are in Skipton Library.
Papers : An index to the Malhamdale documents
(mainly land transactions) deposited by the late Dr Arthur
Raistrick at Skipton Library.
Window and Land Taxes : An explanation, plus
the 1672 Hearth Tax for Malhamdale.
Tax Online : Full downloadable PDF transcript
of the West Riding Hearth Tax for 1672, complete with introduction,
surname index, maps and analysis of the data.
Farm Survey : Assessment of every farm in the
Dale taken in the Second World War.
Commission Schedules 1847 : Showing the ownership
and tenants of land subject to tithes in Malhamdale.
|Genealogy & Biography
Magnall Genealogy : One-name study run by Paul Magnall. Includes Fred Magnall and his sister Mary Maud from the Victoria Hotel.
: Article reproduced with permission from issue 29 of Your Family Tree
magazine, about the signatures in the Kirkby Malham Parish Registers.
Virtual War Memorial : Details of those who died in the two World Wars plus Rolls of Honour listing those who served in the Forces.
Craven's Part in the Great War : An extended online version of the Roll of Honour commissioned by Walter Morrison and published in 1919. The online version also includes material from local newspapers and war memorials.
Family History Search : With a specially tuned search engine which helps target family history data on the Web and a search engine to access the transcripts of the Baptisms & Marriages for Kirkby Malham which are included in the IGI.
Free Grammar School students 1873-4 : The last pupils to attend this Kirkby Malham School.
John Enys (1783) : Extract transcribed from the journal of an early visitor describing his visit to the Malhamdale area.
Thomas Pennant (1773) : A further account by a visitor to the area in the late 18th-19th centuries.
Edward Dayes (1805) : A further account by a visitor to the area in the late 18th-19th centuries.
Thomas Wilkinson (1807) : A further account by a visitor to the area in the late 18th-19th centuries.
Arthur Jewitt (1816) : A further account by a visitor to the area in the late 18th-19th centuries.
Samuel King (1837) : A botanist's account of a visit to the area in the late 18th-19th centuries.
|Buildings & Places
|Artists and photographers in Malhamdale : Early scenes of Malhamdale before and after the birth of photography. Find images captured in paint and print plus archive photographs other than those in the KirkbyMalham.info archive.
Geograph : A collaborative project aiming to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of the UK. Search for any of Malhamdale townships to see over 1400 recent photographs, taken within a 10Km radius.
|Lancashire Textile Project: With the closure of the Malhamdale cotton mills at the beginning of the 20th century, many workers moved to Lancashire where the industry continued into the latter part of the 20th Century. This sites collection of 500 photographs and 190 transcribed interviews with individuals who worked in the industry, give some idea of what Scalegill Mill may have been like in the 19th Century.
The Legend of the Banquet of the Dead : There really was a young man called Kitchin living in the Dale at the time, but the rest is surely just legend?
Bibliography : Listing of books old and new (mainly old) which are about or refer to the Malhamdale area and its residents. We also have a Family & Local History Bookshop in association with Amazon.co.uk where you can find other books about the Yorkshire Dales, History and Genealogy.
Agriculture in the Dales and Industry in the Dales are links to pages on the National Park's Out Of Oblivion website.
Newspapers: Where to find past articles about the people and places in Malhamdale.
GENUKI : Malhamdale pages on the UK genealogy site.
Curious Fox : Organised by village, Curious Fox is a useful message board if you are seeking or sharing information about your family and local history. Free to sign up and post messages, you need to become a full paying member to make contact with people submitting posts.
Malhamdale Archive Index : An index to the holdings of the Malhamdale Local History Group, containing many photographs, maps documents and other material relating to the area.
The Craven & Northwest Yorkshire Highlands : Read this useful book by Harry Speight, from the Internet Archive.
Malhamdale : Transcript of the 3 chapters concerning Malhamdale from Craven & Northwest Highlands.
Through Airedale from Goole to Malham
: Book by Johnnie Gray (Harry Speight) from the Internet Archive.
A concise account of some Natural Curiosities in the environs of Malham in Craven : Book by Thomas Hurtley, published 1786.
Whitaker's History of Craven : An online version of the 3rd and best edition of this well known local work. All sections can be downloaded as PDF files.
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