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Calverley Parish Church Burials


The burial registers for St Wilfrids Calverley start in 1596.

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 May 1607 to November 1624 and August 1644 to October 1649 are lost. The period 1596 to 1720 is complete and is available sorted by entry while later periods are currently under transcription.

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, January 1700 in modern terms would be January 1701.

1752 itself would be a strange year, losing the 3rd to the 13th of September when the calendar changed over and ending on the 31st of December for the first time.

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 person.