Place:Eastburn (near Driffield), East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameEastburn (near Driffield)
Alt namesAugustburnesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Austburnesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.983°N 0.491°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoDriffield Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the civil parish was located 1894-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is another Eastburn in the civil parish of Steeton-with-Eastburn now within the Bradford (metropolitan borough) in West Yorkshire (formerly the West Riding of Yorkshire).

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Eastburn is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, which now forms part of the civil parish of Kirkburn. It is situated in the Yorkshire Wolds on the A164 road, approximately 2.5 miles (4 km) south-west of Driffield town centre and 3 miles (4.8 km) north-west of the village of Hutton Cranswick.

Historically, Eastburn was in the ecclesiastical parish of Kirkburn in the wapentake of Harthill. From 1894 until 1935, Eastburn was a civil parish within Driffield Rural District and included the hamlet of Kelleythorpe. In 1935 it merged with the civil parish of Kirkburn and Battleburn to form the civil parish of Kirkburn.

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 Eastburn. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Kirkburn provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Eastburn.
  • 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.
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