Place:Thwing, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesThwingsource: from redirect
Tuencsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
Tuuencsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
Octonsource: manor or hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.116°N 0.389°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
See alsoDickering Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Bridlington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located
East Yorkshire District, Humberside, Englanddistrict municipality of which it was part 1974-1996
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Thwing is a village in the Yorkshire Wolds, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It forms part of the civil parish now named Thwing and Octon. Octon was a manor in Thwing ancient parish. The parish is about 8 miles (13 km) west of Bridlington which is on the coast of the North Sea.

The village has a 12th-century Norman Church (All Saints). The church, as well as the post office (1830s) and 'Pear Tree farmhouse' (late 18th century) are listed buildings.

Thwing is the birth place of John Twenge, later known as Saint John of Bridlington (1319-1379). Marmaduke Thweng was the First Baron Thweng, an English knight from Yorkshire who fought in the Wars of Scottish Independence in the late 13th and early 14th centuries.

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

"THWING, a parish, with a village and two hamlets, in Bridlington [registration] district, [East Riding of] Yorkshire; 6 miles SW by S of Hunmanby [railway] station, and 9 W by N of Bridlington. It has a post-office under Hull. Acres: 4,060. Real property: £4,729. Population: 416. Houses: 77. The manor belongs to Lord Londesborough. An aerolite [meteorite], 56 lbs. in weight, fell in 1795 on a spot now marked by an obelisk erected in 1799. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value: £520. Patron: the Lord Chancellor. The church is good; and there are two Methodist chapels, and charities £6."

Thwing was an ancient parish in the Dickering Wapentake. It was made a civil parish in 1866 and was part of Bridlington Rural District from 1894 until 1974. In 1974 the rural district was abolished and with the rest of the East Riding south and west of Bridlington, Thwing became part of the East Yorkshire District of the new but short-lived administrative county of Humberside. The North Wolds District was renamed the East Yorkshire District of Humberside in 1981.

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 Thwing.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Thwing.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Thwing provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • 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.
  • For a discussion of where to find Archive Offices in Yorkshire, see GENUKI.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
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