- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
South Otterington is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton District of North Yorkshire, England. It is located on the A167 road 5 miles (8 km) south of Northallerton and on the east bank of the River Wiske.
The nearest settlements are Newby-Wiske (0.5 miles (0.80 km) to the west) and Thornton-le-Moor (1.1 miles (1.8 km) to the east). Howe Beck flows through the north end of the village to join the River Wiske. The East Coast Main Line passes to the east of the village.
The 1881 UK Census recorded the population as 349, while the 2001 UK Census recorded the population as 344.
Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, South Otterington was located in Thirsk Rural District. Historically, it was an ecclesiastical parish in the Birdforth Wapentake. It was in the Thirsk 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.