Place:Ellerton Priory, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameEllerton Priory
Alt namesEllerton-Priorysource: Family History Library Catalog
Elretonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Elretonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.85°N 0.93°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1935)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoHarthill Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was part located
Howdenshire Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was part located
Howden Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1935
Ellerton, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935

Ellerton Priory was an ecclesiastical parish in both the Harthill Wapentake and the Howdenshire Wapentaked which became a civil parish in 1866.

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

"ELLERTON-PRIORY, a parish in Howden [registration] district, [East Riding of Yorkshire]; on the river Derwent, 3¼ miles NNW of Bubwith {railway] station, and 8½ NE by E of Selby. Post. town: Bubwith, under Howden. Acres: 2,552. Real property: £3,339. Population: 338. Houses: 69. The property is divided among a few. A small priory of canons of the Sempringham order was founded here, about the year 1212, by Wiliam Fitz Piers. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value: £110. Patron: the Rev. J. D. Jefferson. The church is good; and there are a Wesleyan chapel, alms-houses with £45, and other charities with £23."

From 1894 until 1935 it was a part of the Howden Rural District. In 1935 it was replaced by the parish of Ellerton which at the same time absorbed the neighbouring parish of Aughton (near Bubwith). Today the parish is known as Ellerton and Aughton.

GENUKI provides a fuller description of the priory after which the parish was named.

Research Tips

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