Place:Kexby, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesKexbysource: from redirect
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.9502°N 0.933°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoEscrick Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1935
Derwent Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1935-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district of which it was a part 1974-1996
York, Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority in which it has been located since 1996
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Kexby is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of the City of York in North Yorkshire, England. It lies on the A1079 about 5 miles (8 km) east of York, on the River Derwent and the present border of the East Riding of Yorkshire. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 194.

From 1894 until 1935, Kexby was located in Escrick Rural District. In 1935 the Escrick Rural District was abolished and its place was taken by Derwent Rural District which administered the local area until the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974. From 1974 until 1996, Kexby was in the Selby District of North Yorkshire. In 1996 the City of York, a unitary authority, expanded its borders to include Kexby.

Historically, Kexby was in the ecclesiastical parish of Low Catton in the wapentake of Harthill. (Low Catton was in the Pocklington Rural District.)

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Kexby. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Low Catton provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Kexby.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also 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 blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
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