Parish Church Records
St Wilfrids Calverley
The Parish Church for Calverley Parish is St
Wilfrids in the village of Calverley itself. The church had "Chapels
of Ease" in Pudsey and Idle, which eventually had parish churches
themselves as the local population grew. Despite this, the church retained
it's popularity over the newer churches up until the 20th century.
The earliest parish records for St Wilfrid's Calverley appear in 1574
for baptisms and 1596 for marriages & burials.
A chart of transcribed years can be found here:
It is worth noting that the spelling in these records vary greatly
and the searcher shouldn't pay strict attention to the spelling when
looking for an entry. As an example, the simple surname COUSIN can also
be found as CAUSEN, COUSEN, COOSEN, COOSENN, COOSINGE, COOSYNE, COSIN
and COZEN, all in an eighty year period, often refering to the same