Place:Ormesby, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesOrmsbysource: from redirect
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.549°N 1.182°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Cleveland, England     (1974 - 1996)
North Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoLangbaurgh West Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Middlesbrough Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1913-1932
Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcounty borough to which part was transferred in 1932
Stokesley Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district to which part was transferred in 1932
Middlesbrough (metropolitan borough), North Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority in which part of Ormesby is now located
Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority in which part of Ormesby is now located
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Ormesby is an ancient and civil parish spanning the Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland unitary authorities in northeast England, within the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire. It has a population of approximately 6,500 residents.

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Between 1894 and 1913 Ormesby was an urban district, governing itself locally. In 1913 its urban district status was abolished and it became part of Middlesbrough Rural District. In 1932 the rural district was, in turn, abolished and Ormesby was split between Middlesbrough County Borough and Stokesley Rural District. The whole became part of the short-lived county of Cleveland between 1974 and 1996. When Cleveland was abolished the area that was originally Ormesby was divided between the unitary authorities of Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland as described above.

Historically, Ormesby was an ecclesiastical parish in the Langbaurgh West Wapentake. It was part of the Guisborough Registration District until 1875 when it was moved to the Middlesbrough Registration District. It included the townships of Eston, Morton (near Guisborough), (near Middlesbrough) and Upsall (near Guisborough).

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Ormesby.

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.
  • The chapter of the Victoria County History, published 1923, dealing with Ormesby parish.
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