Place:Willerby (near Hull), East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameWillerby (near Hull)
Alt namesWillerby (near Hull)source: from redirect
Willerbysource: from redirect
Wilgardisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.751°N 0.44°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoHarthill Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Sculcoates Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish is situated 1894-1935
Skidby, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish in which Willerby was located 1935-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
NOTE: Willerby (near Scarborough) is a different civil parish near Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire. This is now in North Yorkshire.
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Willerby (near Hull) is now a village and civil parish located on the western outskirts of the city of Kingston upon Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Willerby was a minor settlement up to the 20th century, during which it became a suburb of Hull, and its urban development extended south-eastwards towards the city. The village centre is located about 5 miles (8 km) west of Kingston upon Hull city centre and lies outside the city boundary.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Willerby, East Riding of Yorkshire. Sections entitled "History" and "Geography".

Willerby was originally a township in both the ecclesiastical parishes of Cottingham in the Harthill wapentake and Kirk Ella in the Hullshire wapentake.

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In 1866 it was made a civil parish and became part of Sculcoates Rural District between 1894 and 1935. On the abolition of Sculcoates Rural District in 1935 it was absorbed into Skidby parish which was in the Beverley Rural District.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on the Cottingham section of Willerby and GENUKI on the Kirk Ella section. The GENUKI pages give numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Willerby.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on Cottingham and the FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Kirk Ella provide lists 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.
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