Place:Carnaby, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesCherendebisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
TypeChapelry, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.067°N 0.254°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
See alsoDickering Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Bridlington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Haisthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish it absorbed in 1935
East Yorkshire District, Humberside, Englandmunicipal district of which it was part 1974-1996
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Carnaby is a small village and civil parish on the A614 road in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 2 miles (3 km) southwest of Bridlington town centre.

According to the 2011 UK Census, Carnaby parish had a population of 415, an increase on the 2001 UK Census figure of 300.

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

"CARNABY, a parish in Bridlington [registration] district, [East Riding of] Yorkshire; on the Hull and Scarborough railway, 2¼ miles SW of Bridlington. It has a station on the railway; and its Post Town is Bridlington under Hull. Acres: 2,000. Real property: £2,616. Population: 152. Houses: 25. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Fraisthorpe, in the diocese of York. Value: £82. Patron: Sir G. Strickland, Bart. The church shows some early English features; has a good later English tower; and contains a circular Norman font."

Carnaby ceased to be a chapelry in 1268 and since then has been an ecclesiastical parish in the Dickering Wapentake. It became part of Bridlington Rural District in 1894. In 1935 it absorbed the neighbouring parish of Haisthorpe and also the hamlet of Wilsthorpe from the parish of Fraisthorpe with Auburn and Wilsthorpe which was being broken up at the same time. In 1974 Bridlington Rural District was abolished and Carnaby became part of the East Yorkshire District in the newly formed but short-lived administrative county of Humberside.

Humberside 1974-1996

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 to the west and to the north which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The phrase "Yorkshire and the Humber" serves no purpose in WeRelate. It refers to one of a series of basically economic regions established in 1994 and abolished for most purposes in 2011. See the Wikipedia article entited "Regions of England").

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Carnaby.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Carnaby 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.

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