Place:Humberton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeHamlet, Civil parish
Coordinates54.1118°N 1.3573°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoGreat Ouseburn Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1895
Thirsk Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1895-1974
Harrogate District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipality of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Humberton is a hamlet and civil parish in the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated 2 miles (3.2 km) east from Boroughbridge and on the north side of the River Ure. The hamlet lies about one mile to the west of the Swale, and comprises 2,320 acres (9 km2) of land.

The Ure, which separates the township from Aldborough, was crossed by a wooden bridge, at Milby, before the Conquest, and some remains of the bridge are still visible when the water is low. The name Humberton means 'Hund's fortified farm/settlement' or 'Hundr's fortified farm/settlement'. Humberton had a population of 111 according to the 2011 UK census – 68 male and 43 female – within 45 dwellings.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Humberton.

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

"HUMBERTON, a township in Kirby-Hill and Aldborough parishes, [North Riding of] Yorkshire; near the rivers Ouse and Swale, 2¼ miles NNE of Boroughbridge. Acres, of the Kirby-Hill part: 610. Real property of the whole: £1,788. Population of the [Kirby Hill] part: 41. Houses: 5. Population of the whole: 57. Houses: 8."

GENUKI describes Humberton as being in the ecclesiastical parish of Kirby Hill (Kirby on the Moor) in Halikeld Wapentake. Kirby Hill is a small parish on the border between the West Riding of Yorkshire and the North Riding. A Vision of Britain through Time states that Humberton was only a part of Great Ouseburn Rural District for a year. In 1895 the whole was transferred to Thirsk Rural District in the North Riding of Yorkshire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Humberton. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Kirby on the Moor provides a list of useful resources for the local area. Note that the FamilySearch Wiki uses the alternate name for Kirby Hill.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Humberton.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to maps of the West Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. Those listed here provide data for the part of the West Riding that transferred to North Yorkshire in 1974 plus the northern parts of Leeds and Bradford. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1888. The "Sanitary Districts (which preceded the rural districts) for the whole of the West Riding.
  • Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1900 The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (rural districts of Sedbergh, Settle, Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Knaresborough, Great Ouseburn, Clitheroe, Wharfedale, Wetherby, York, Bishopthorpe, Keighley, the northern part of Bradford, the northern part of Leeds, the northern part of Hunslet Urban District, the northern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the northern part of Selby Rural District)
  • Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the northern part of the West Riding (mostly Settle, Skipton, Ripon and Pateley Bridge, and Nidderdale, with sections of Wharfedale and Wetherby) after the revisions of 1935.
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