Place:Kilburn, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameKilburn
Alt namesKilburnsource: from redirect
Kilburn High and Lowsource: name of modern parish
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates54.21°N 1.214°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBirdforth Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Easingwold Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was located 1894-1974
Hambleton District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Kilburn is a village in the modern civil parish of Kilburn High and Low, in the Hambleton District in the county of North Yorkshire, England. It lies on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, and 6.2 miles (10.0 km) north of Easingwold.

Kilburn was historically a chapelry in the Birdforth Wapentake in the North Riding of Yorkshire. After 1837 it was part of the Thirsk and Helmsley Poor Law Unions. The parish, which covered 5,900 acres (24 km2) acres, comprised Kilburn, Oldstead, Thorpe le Willows, and Wass (now part of Byland with Wass), of which Kilburn had the largest population.

Kilburn was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Easingwold Rural District. Since 1974 it has been in North Yorkshire, specifically within the Hambleton District.

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Although both Kilburn and its neighbouring parish of Felixkirk were surrounded by parishes in Birdforth Wapentake, the Victoria County History chapter on Birdforth reports that they were not part of the wapentake, but part of the "Ripon Liberty" which was a wide collection of parishes, mostly in the West Riding of Yorkshire. (Ripon was in the West Riding until 1974.) Wikipedia assigns them to the wapentake, while A Vision of Britain through Time assigns them to both the wapentake and the liberty.

Research Tips

This is by far the most complete history of the parishes of the county to be found online. The chapters are ordered by the divisions of the county called wapentakes, but each chapter is linked to the volume's content page.
  • GENUKI has a page on all three ridings of Yorkshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical parishes in the county. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each.
These are based on a gazetteer dated 1835 and there may have been a number of alterations to the parish setup since then. However, it is worthwhile information for the pre civil registration era. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and the submitter is very firm about his copyright. This should not stop anyone from reading the material.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Yorkshire North Riding, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72.
  • Map of the North Riding divisions in 1888 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • Map of North Riding divisions in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • The above two maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
  • In March 2018 Ancestry announced that its file entitled "Yorkshire, England: Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1873" has been expanded to include another 94 parishes (across the three ridings) and expected it to be expanded further during the year. The entries are taken from previously printed parish registers.
  • Kilburn and its townships are omitted from the Birdforth Wapentake by the authors of the [Victoria County History].


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