Place:Willitoft, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameWillitoft
Alt namesWilgetotsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.8°N 0.881°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 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
Bubwith, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Willitoft is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated just south of the A163 road and west of the B1228 road. It is approximately 8 miles (13 km) east of Selby and 7 miles (11 km) north of Goole.

Historically, Willitoft was in the ecclesiastical parish of Bubwith in the wapentake of Harthill. From 1894 until 1935, Willitoft was located in Howden Rural District. In 1935 the civil parish was abolished and the area was transferred to the neighbouring civil parish of Bubwith.

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 Willitoft. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Bubwith 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 Willitoft.
  • 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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