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Have you ever wondered if your ancestors owned property in the former North Riding of Yorkshire or wanted to learn more about the history of your house? Why not use the Register of Deeds to find out? Find out more about the Register of Deeds here

You can now use the facility on this site to query by name and/or by Township. Use the search bar above to search the database.

This search facility has been created as part of a wider academic research project led by Dr Joan Heggie of Teesside University.


***LATEST NEWS - November 2019 - Findings from this study published!***

Heggie, J. K. F., (2019) 'Women's Involvement in Property in the North Riding of Yorkshire in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries' in Women and the Land, 1500-1900. Capern, A. L., McDonagh, B. & Aston, J. (eds.). Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, p. 201-225.

See here for link to publisher's website.


At the moment, only the North Riding Index Registers for 1784-1790 and 1885-1889 have been transcribed in full and are available to search. More Indexes may be added in the future, so remember to bookmark this site and check back now and again to see what updates have been added.

The North Yorkshire County Record Office has kindly granted access to the Register of Deeds Indexes and has given permission for this database to be used for public searches.