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CALTON, a township in that part of the parish ofKIRKBY in MALHAM-DALE
which is in the eastern division of the wapentake of STAINCLIFFE and
EWEROSS,Westriding of the county of YORK, 7 miles (S. E. by E.) from
Settle, containing 76 inhabitants. There is a school"with a small
endowment". This is the birthplace of Major-General Lambert, one
of the principal parliamentary leaders in the civil war.
Samuel Lewis "Topographical Dictionary of England" 1831
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|Maps & Topography
|1st series OSmap:
circa 1853 - 6 inch to the mile
Modern OS map
: 1771 - 1 inch to 1 mile
: using FlashEarth.com which doesn't require special software. This uses the 1999 Millenium map images from Microsoft Virtual Earth, which are better quality than the Multimap version. User friendly but needs a broadband connection.
Scheduled monuments in Malhamdale : Overlaid map from the Government's countryside GIS mapping service, MAGIC. Needs a broadband connection.
Malhamdale Satellite Images : Our own highly detailed Google Earth map page, which displays satellite and map images dating from 2002. Zoom in and search any part of Malhamdale and also find the co-ordinates for features. This map doesn't require any additional software to be loaded onto your PC, however it helps to have a broadband connection. If you require more features on your map, you can download a free copy of the Google Earth Viewer for Mac or Windows PCs.
|People & Families
: Calton HO107/ 1317/3/4-5
: Calton HO107/2276/10-12
: Calton RG9/3183/15-16
: Calton RG10/4260/14-15
: Calton RG11/4303/14-16
: Calton RG12/3498/14-15
: Calton RG13/4026/15-16
: Calton RG14/25755/...
A Vision of Britain
: View population statistics, historical gazetteer entries, Civil Parish changes and more for Calton.
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.
|Land, Tax, Probate etc.
Return of Owners of Land 1873 : Land held in the West Riding of Yorkshire by Malhamdale residents.
Subsidy Roll 1379 - poll tax listing for Malhamdale, with names, relationships and occupations. For other Craven townships see the lists on GENUKI
Malhamdale 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.
Wills proved at
York (1389-1688): Index with over 350 Malhamdale entries of the 16th & 17th centuries.
Feet of Fines
: Records of land transactions in Tudor Malhamdale (1486-1603)
Brother Ditton's Compotus 1455
: The accounts of St Michael's Church, Kirkby Malham, submitted to the Abbot of West Dereham.
Memorials 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 and Vol. 3.
Calton Manor Court Roll 1577
Craven Legion 1803 : With a list of Malhamdale subscribers to this Napoleonic Yeomanry.
Serjeantson of Hanlith Deeds : An index of land deeds relating to the Serjeantson family, many are missing, but those remaining are in Skipton Library.
Raistrick Papers : An index to the Malhamdale documents (mainly land transactions) deposited by the late Dr Arthur Raistrick at Skipton Library.
Poll Book 1741 : Freeholders of Malhamdale who voting for the MP for Yorkshire.
Poll Book 1807 : Listing Malhamdale freeholders and the candidates they voted for.
Register of Electors 1834 : Transcript of the published list for the local townships.
Poll Book 1841 : Showing the Malhamdale voters for two WRY Parliamentary candidates .
Poll Book 1848 : Listing those in Malhamdale who voted in the 1848 election for the WRY representative in Parliament.
Manorial Rental : Listing Malhamdale tenants and rents in the 14th century.
Domesday : The earliest written record showing land in use and the names of those holding the land in 1086.
Craven Muster 1539 : A list of men fit and unfit for the militia, their weaponry and armour.
Hearth, Window and Land Taxes : An explanation, plus the 1672 Hearth Tax for Malhamdale.
Hearth 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.
Land Tax Assessment 1798 : Listing landowners and occupiers.
1640 Lambert Deed : John Lambert of Calton Hall grants to right to Hanlith yeomen to carry coal across his Calton Moor property.
1942 Farm Survey : Assessment of every farm in the Dale taken in the Second World War.
Tithe Commission Schedules 1847 : Showing the ownership and tenants of land subject to tithes in Malhamdale.
|Genealogy & Biography
Major General John Lambert : A brief history
John William Morkill : Author of the "The Parish of Kirkby Malhamdale" lived at Newfield Hall in the early 20th Century
Morkill Genealogy : Morkill family history.
The Bell Family: Simon Bell was the Calton Blacksmith in the late 19th century who then became gamekeepr to JW Morkill.
Virtual War Memorial : Details of those who died in the two World Wars plus Rolls of Honour listing those who served in the Forces.
Oliver Cromwell : Article reproduced with permission from issue 29 of Your Family Tree magazine, about the signatures in the Kirkby Malham Parish Registers.
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.
Some Craven Worthies : By WA Shuffrey, downloadable book which includes a biography of General Lambert of Calton.
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.
|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.
|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.
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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