Each record contains a transcript and an image of the original record. The information contained can vary but you could find out the following about your ancestor:
Age at death
There are more than 1.9 million burial records covering the whole of Yorkshire supplied by the Borthwick Institute.
Yorkshire, Britain’s largest county, is in the north of England. Historically the county was divided into three Ridings - North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and West. The word “riding” comes from the old Danish word “Threthingr” meaning a third.
In 1974, the Ridings were abolished.
Bishop’s transcripts were abbreviated copies of the parish records sent to the Diocesan bishop each year. They can be an invaluable source of genealogical information when the original record has not survived.
Parish records were made mandatory by the Church of England in 1537. With many starting the following year they are the most comprehensive source of information about births, marriages and deaths that took place before the introduction of civil registration in 1837.
From records in the custody of the Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York.