Place:Welton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesWellet'source: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
Welletonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
Welletonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.733°N 0.542°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoSculcoates Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which Welton was a part 1894-1935
Beverley Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which Welton was a part 1935-1974
Howdenshire Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which Welton was located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Welton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The parish extends to the bank of the Humber estuary at its southern extreme, and into the Yorkshire Wolds in the northern part. The A63 road and Hull to Selby railway line both bisect the parish east-west south of Melton and Welton.

The civil parish is formed by the villages of Welton and Melton and the hamlet of Wauldby. According to the 2011 UK census, Welton parish had a population of 2176, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 1560. Welton village is situated approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) north-east of the town of Brough on the north side of the A63 road to Kingston upon Hull. Welton is also is on the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail, a long distance footpath.

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From 1894 until 1935, Welton was a civil parish in Sculcoates Rural District. On Sculcoates' abolition it was transferred to Beverley Rural District where the merger with Melton and Wauldby occurred. With the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, it became part of Humberside, and in 1996 the northern part of Humberside again became the East Riding of Yorkshire. Historically, Welton was an ecclesiastical parish in the Howdenshire Wapentake.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Welton, East Riding of Yorkshire.

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  • GENUKI on Welton. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
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  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Welton provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • An inspection of the area around the town of Howden on the Ordnance Survey map of 1900 brings up a number places indicated by letters and the phrase "Det.". An index for the letters can be found on the right of the map. At this point Howden appears not to be one entity, but a group of separate parts. The same could be said for its townships. The reason for these separate blocks probably reflects the need to have a river frontage by various land owners over cenutries past. In 1935 many of the parishes were consolidated into fewer larger ones. Depression may have brought about many sales of large estates during the first third of the twentieth century. This, in turn, would have enabled the alteration in parish boundaries.
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