Place:Auburn, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesAuburnsource: from redirect
Awburnsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates54.047°N 0.193°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1896)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoDickering Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Fraisthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Carnaby, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish of which it was part before Fraisthorpe
Bridlington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a member 1894-1896
Fraisthorpe with Auburn and Wilsthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish it joined in 1896
source: Family History Library Catalog

Auburn was one of the three civil parishes which joined the parish of Fraisthorpe with Auburn and Wilsthorpe in 1896. Earlier it was part of Fraisthorpe parish in the Dickering Wapentake.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Auburn from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"AUBURN, or Awburn, a township-chapelry in Fraisthorpe parish, [East Riding of] Yorkshire; on the coast, 2 miles SE of Carnaby [railway] station, and 3½ miles S by W of Bridlington. Post Town: Bridlington under Hull. Population: 16. Houses: 2. Much of the land has been washed away by the sea. The living is a [perpetual] curacy, annexed to Fraisthorpe, in the diocese of York."

Both Auburn and Wilsthorpe were situated very close to the sea and were constantly threated with erosion. Hence the decision to link the two very small communities with Fraisthorpe which was somewhat larger with a centre much further away from the coast.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Auburn. GENUKI considers both Auburn and Fraisthorpe chapelries of Carnaby, a parish to the south.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Auburn provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time 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 expand to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
  • For a discussion of where to find Archive Offices in Yorkshire, see GENUKI.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.