Parish Church Records: Baptisms
The Parish Church for Calverley Parish is St
Wilfrids in the village of Calverley itself. The church had "Chapels
of Ease" in Pudsey and Idle, which eventually had parish churches
themselves as the local population grew.
The earliest parish records for St Wilfrid's Calverley appear in 1574
Due to the sheer size of the parish register files, it is neccesary
to split them into smaller sections. This prevents us from sorting the
entries by anything other than date. Please note that there are gaps
in the original data, most notably the entries from 1643 to 1649 are
The Gregorian calendar was not adopted until 1752, previous to this
the new year started on March 25th (Lady Day), so January 1st to March
24th would come after December in the same year. It is useful to remember
this when calculating age.
1751 ran from 25th March to December 31st. 1752 started on January the 1st
and missed the 3rd to the 13th of September to make up for the 11 day
difference between calendars.
It is worth noting that the spelling in these records vary greatly
and the searcher shouldn't pay strict attention to the spelling when
looking for an entry. As an example, the simple surname COUSIN can also
be found as CAUSEN, COUSEN, COOSEN, COOSENN, COOSINGE, COOSYNE, COSIN
and COZEN, all in an eighty year period, often refering to the same