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Newby is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton District of North Yorkshire, England. It is close to the border with the Borough of Middlesbrough and 2 miles (3.2 km) from its centre. Newby is located 19 miles (31 km) from the North York Moors, which became a National Park in 1952. According to the United Kingdom Census 2011 Newby had a total population of 214.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Newby from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "Newby, a township in Stokesley parish, [North Riding of] Yorkshire; 2½ miles N of Stokesley. Acres: 1,211. Real property: £1,464. Population: 129. Houses: 29. There is a Wesleyan chapel; and there was formerly a slightly-endowed school."
Census data since 1881 can help to show how Newby has changed throughout the years. The main occupation for residents in 1881 was agriculture with 24 males and 1 female employed in that sector. Another main employment sector in 1881 was domestic services with 6 females working in that sector at the time. In 1881 the population of Newby was 115 and the total number of houses was 29. This has increased since 1881 with the total number of houses significantly increasing between 1931 and 1951 from 22 to 45.
The population of Newby has fluctuated between 109 and 214 people between 1881 and 2011. The population of Newby in the 20th Century hit a peak of 183 in 1961. The population of Newby in 2011 is 214 and covers a wide range of age groups. [Source:A Vision of Britain through Time)
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Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Newby was located in Stokesley Rural District. Historically, it was located in the ecclesiastical parish of Stokesley in the Langbargh Wapentake. It was in the Stokesley Registration District.
- This is by far the most complete history of the parishes of the county to be found online. The chapters are ordered by the divisions of the county called wapentakes, but each chapter is linked to the volume's content page.
- GENUKI has a page on all three ridings of Yorkshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical parishes in the county. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each.
- These are based on a gazetteer dated 1835 and there may have been a number of alterations to the parish setup since then. However, it is worthwhile information for the pre civil registration era. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and the submitter is very firm about his copyright. This should not stop anyone from reading the material.
- The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
- A Vision of Britain through Time, Yorkshire North Riding, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72.
- Map of the North Riding divisions in 1888 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
- Map of North Riding divisions in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
- The above two maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
- Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.