Place:Ellerton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameEllerton
Alt namesEllerton-Priorysource: Family History Library Catalog
Ellerton Priorysource: no hyphen
Elretonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Elretonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Ellerton and Aughtonsource: modern civil parish
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.835°N 0.931°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1935 - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoHowden Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Ellerton is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) north-west of the market town of Howden and 8 miles (13 km) south-west of the market town of Pocklington. It lies west of the B1228 road and east of the River Derwent.

Historically, Ellerton was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Harthill. From 1894 until 1974, Ellerton was located in Howden Rural District. Until 1935 the parish was known as Ellerton Priory. In that year it was enlarged in 1935 when it absorbed the neighbouring parish of Aughton. Originally the newly-created parish was named Ellerton, but it has since been renamed Ellerton and Aughton.

In 1974 most of what had been the East Riding of Yorkshire was joined with the northern part of Lincolnshire to became a new English county named Humberside. The urban and rural districts of the former counties were abolished and Humberside was divided into non-metropolitan districts. The new organization did not meet with the pleasure of the local citizenry and Humberside was wound up in 1996. The area north of the River Humber was separated into two "unitary authorities"—Kingston-upon-Hull covering the former City of Hull and its closest environs, and the less urban section which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.


Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Ellerton. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Ellerton provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • Howdenshire History provides histories of towns and villages in the area provided by a local family historian. The stories of some families who emigrated to Ontario, Canada, are included.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Ellerton.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to three maps of the East Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.


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