Find your ancestors in Pontefract District Baptisms

Discover your English relatives by searching through over 75,000 baptism records. Baptism records are a wonderful addition to your family history, they include your relative’s name, birth date and his/her parents. These records also includes your relative’s father’s occupation. Find out if your ancestor was a lime merchant, inn keeper or farmer.

Each of the records includes a transcript of the original baptism registry. The amount of information in each record can differ, but most include the following information:

  • Name
  • Baptismal date
  • Birth year
  • Father’s name
  • Occupation
  • Mother’s name
  • Abode (residence)
  • Place
  • County and country
  • Description
  • Record set

The ‘Description’ field often includes the name of the Church in which the baptism took place.

Discover more about the Pontefract District Baptisms

Pontefract is located in the county of West Yorkshire, England. The town’s motto in Latin is‘Post mortem patris pro filio,’ which means, ‘After the death of the father, support the son.’ The motto comes from the time of the English Civil War.