Part 599p - Smith Robertson Genealogy - 1787 Christening - GGGG-Grandfather William Parker - Grassington, England

27 October 2011

Good Day,

And now in my genealogy search and research I am traveling about 160 miles, 255 kilometers, south from Hume and Stichell in Scotland to Grassington in the Parish of Linton In Craven in Yorkshire, England.

As a part of my Parker Project, I have discovered copy of the actual Parish Record of gggg-grandfather William Parker’s christening. (Just note that on the actual document christening is spelled “Christning”.)

The page is “A Register for the Parish of Linton, for 1788.” But note that this was a summary of Linton Parish's entries for the previous year 1787. It is the Bishop’s transcript for Linton (in Craven), near Skipton, which of course includes Grassington.

All-things-being equal, the date of gggg-grandfather William Parker’s Christening was 24 June 1787. There is a possibility that it may have been conducted at St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Linton in Craven.

The inserted image is The Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Linton in Craven. The photo was taken by Peter and June Underwood.

From the microfilm FHL [919151]

My transcription -

A Register for the Parish of Linton, for 1788.



William Son of William Parker Gra∫sington Do (June) 24th

For additional work and information see Part 567p and Part 553p.

The question is “Is a Bishop’s Transcript a Derivative Source?” By definition of The National Genealogical Society, it is.

From Genuki, and in 1822 -

"GRASSINGTON, (also Gris, Griston or Grisington in the parish registers) in the parish of Linton in Craven, east-division and liberty of Staincliffe; (the seat of Henry Brown, Esq.) 6 miles S. of Kettlewell, 10 from Skipton and Pateley Bridge, 14 from Settle. It has a small Market on Tuesday, (chartered for Friday) Fairs, March 4, April 24, June 29, September 26, for pedlary, &c. Pop. 983
The neighbourhood of Grassington is famous for its Lead Mines, which have been worked from about the time of James I. Dr. Whitaker says, the "Lead on Grassington Moor is extremely rich, a ton of ore sometimes yielding sixteen hundred pounds weight of metal; but it is poor in Silver." --History of Craven."

And food for thought gggg-grandfather William's father, ggggg-grandfather William was a miner.

I continue.




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