Find your ancestors in Pontefract District Burials

Explore over 48,000 burial records from the Pontefract District and discover your British relatives. The records will reveal you relative’s age at death and the village where he/she is buried.

The records includes a transcript of the original burial registry. The transcripts were created by the Pontefract and District Family History Society. The detail in each record can change, but most will include the following information:

  • Name
  • Burial date
  • Birth date
  • Age
  • Residence
  • Place
  • County and country
  • Description
  • Notes
  • Record set

The ‘Description’ field will most often include the name of the Church in which the burial took place.

Pontefract is located in the County of West Yorkshire in England. The motto of Pontefract 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. The record set includes Pontefract and villages within its district including Darrington, Kirk Smeaton and Womersley.