Acomb Yorkshire Family History Guide



Acomb is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Knaption in Acomb, Knapton, Drinkhouses, and Dringhouses.

Alternative names: Akeham

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Stephen

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1634
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1634

Separate registers exist for Dringhouses

  • Parish registers: 1824
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1849

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Parishes adjacent to Acomb

  • Askham Bryan
  • York St Olave with St Giles
  • Nether Poppleton
  • Moor Monkton
  • York Holy Trinity Micklegate
  • Rufforth
  • York St Mary Bishophill Junior

 

Historical Descriptions of Acomb

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ACOMB, a township and a parish in York district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies 2 miles W of York, and has a post office under that city. Acres, 1,440. Pop., 897. Houses, 195. The parish includes also most of the township of Knapton and part of the township of Drinkhouses, and is traversed by the North-eastern railway. Acres, 2,273. Real property, £5,361. Pop., 1,034. Houses, 226. The property is much sub divided. An eminence called Sivers’ hill is traditionally said to have been the place where the body of the Emperor Severus was consumed to ashes. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £190. Patron, F. Barlow, Esq. The church is old, but good. There is a Wesleyan chapel. Charities, £12.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Acomb, or Akeham, a parish in the ainsty of the city of York; 2¼ miles west from York, comprising the townships of Acomb and Knapton. Living, a discharged vicarage and a peculiar of the dean and chapter of York; rated at £3 9s. 2d., and in the parliamentary return at £80; gross income £109. The patronage belonged, in 1835, to T. Tyreman, Esq. There is also a Wesleyan Methodist chapel in the village. The sum of £5 from Lady Hewley’s charity for education, was applied to the education of ten poor children in this parish. Pop. of the township of Acomb, in 1801, 587; in 1831, 762; of the parish, in 1831, 882. Houses 186. Acres 7,330. A. P. £4,930. Poor rates, in 1837, £244. The great North of England railway intersects this parish. In the neighbourhood is an eminence called Sivers’ hill, from a tradition that the body of the emperor Severus was brought from York, where he died, and here consumed to ashes; the remains being collected in a golden urn, or vessel of porphyry stone, and sent to Rome.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

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Administration

County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: York
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Acomb
Diocese: York
Rural Deanery: New Ainsty
Poor Law Union: York
Hundred: York (Ansty)
Province: York