Place:Myton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Coordinates53.7452°N 0.3592°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoKingston upon Hull District, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority covering Hull and its suburbs since 1996
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"MYTON, a sub-district in Holy Trinity and St. Mary parish, Hull district, [East Riding of] Yorkshire; within Hull Borough, and comprising the wards of North Myton and South Myton. Pop. of [North Myton] in 1851, 12,639; in 1861, 15,485. Houses, 2,907. The workhouse, the infirmary, and the borough lunatic asylum are here; and, at the census of 1861, had respectively 328, 123, and 122 in-mates. Pop. of [South Myton] in 1851, 19,923; in 1861, 24,581. Houses, 5,239. The jail, the penitentiary, and a convent are here; and, at the census of 1861, had respectively 155, 36, and 30 inmates."

Historically, Myton was in the ecclesiastical parish of Hull in the wapentake of Hullshire. Myton continues to be a suburb to the west side of Hull city centre.

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