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BORDLEY, a hamlet in the township of Hetton with Bordley, and parish of Burnsall, east-division of Staincliffe, liberty of Clifford's-Fee; 7 miles from Kettlewell, 10 NW. of Skipton and 10 miles from Settle.

Samuel Lewis "Topographical Dictionary of England" 1831

Note that Bordley is not part of the original Parish of Kirkby Malhamdale, being originally in the parish of Burnsall and later Rylstone, it is include here because of it's geographical location and ties to Kirkby Malhamdale.

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Maps & Topography  
Modern OS map
Jeffreys' map : 1771 - 1 inch to 1 mile.
Aerial photograph
: using 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.External Website logo
Scheduled monuments : Overlaid map from the Government's countryside GIS mapping service, MAGIC. Needs a broadband connection. External Website logo
Malhamdale Satellite Images : Our own highly detailed aerial map page, which displays satellite and map images dating from 2002. Drag the map, then zoom in and search the township 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. External Website logo
People & Families  

Bordley 1841 Census
: Transcript of HO107/1315/15 fo.6-7
Bordley 1851 Census : Transcript of HO107/2278 fo.60-61
Bordley 1861 Census
: Transcript of RG9/3183 fo.7
Bordley 1871 Census
: Transcript of RG10/4260 fo.7
Bordley 1881 Census
: Transcript of RG11/4303 fo.4
Bordley 1891 Census
: Transcript of RG12/3498 fo.4
Bordley 1901 Census
: Transcript of RG13/4026 fo.6b-7
Bordley 1911 Census
: Transcript of RG14/25745/47-57
A Vision of Britain
: View population statistics, historical gazetteer entries, Civil Parish changes and more for Bordley. External Website logo
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.

The Craven Household Almanac Directory of 1911 : Transcript of "professions and trades" for Malhamdale. External Website logo

1913 Craven Almanack : Transcript of local directory entries.
Baines's Directory and Gazetteer 1822
: Transcript of "professions and trades" for Malhamdale External Website logo

West Riding Trade Directories: More references to townships and people in the area can be found on the free Historical Directories website run by the University of Leicester. External Website logo

Parish Records
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.
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, though Bordley Quakers may have used the Rylstone Meeting House, their early records are included with Airton's in RG6/1509.

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.
St Peter's Rylstone Parish Records 1559-1812 : A chapelry of Burnsall, with many entries relating to Bordley families and events, download and save a fully searchable PDF version from the FamilySearch website. - Vol.1 1559- 1724 : Vol.2 1724-1812 External Website logo
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.
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 External Website logo
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)
Bordley Wills and Probate : Procter family will transcripts.
The will of Geoffrey Procter of Bordley 1524: Auditor to Henry, Earl of Northumberland, a position similar to that of a land agent to-day.
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. External Website logo
Ancient Petitions : The National Archives have free pdf downloads of some local documents. These are in Norman French and date from the early 15th cent, but the NA have provided fairly detailed detailed abstracts of their content, which includes the names of the people and places mentioned in the documents. Search for Eshton, Bordley, Otterburn or Fountains to find them. External Website logo
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.

Domesday 1086 : Details of this historic Survey plus a transcript of all the local entries.
Craven Muster Roll 1539 : Details of the Malhamdale men fit (or unfit) for service and how they were armed.

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. External Website logo
1640 Lambert Deed : John Lambert of Calton Hall grants to right to Hanlith yeomen to carry coal across his Calton Moor property from Bordley.


Genealogy & Biography
Procter of Bordley : Brief details about the Procter family of Bordley, Malham Moor and other parts of Malhamdale from the research of Tim Gray. Includes a list of family wills.
Procter of Bordley and Winterburn
: Extract from JW Morkill's The Parish of Kirkby Malhamdale some of which ties in with Tim Gray's research.
Virtual War Memorial
: Details of those who died in the two World Wars plus Rolls of Honour listing those who served in the Forces.
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. External Website logo
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  
Listed Buildings in Malhamdale Where to find details of listings and surveys.
Lee Gate & Bordley School : Part of the Malhamdale Local History Group Education Project
New House Farm : Also called Newhouses, situated in an offshoot of the township of Malham Moor, which one would expect to be part of Bordley. Brief details and a sales notice from 1803.
Bordley Township Project : An archaeology project that is investigating the historic landscape of Bordley. External Website logo


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 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
. External Website logo

Other Resources

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 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. External Website logo
Newspapers: Where to find past articles about the people and places in Malhamdale.
GENUKI : Malhamdale pages on the UK genealogy site. External Website logo
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. External Website logo
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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