Bilton (near Hull), Yorkshire Family History Guide

Bilton (near Hull) is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1794 from chapelry in Swine Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Wyton Ganstead and Wyton.

Alternative names:

  • Kingston upon Hull St Peter
  • Bilton in Holderness

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

Bilton (near Hull)

  • Parish registers: 1692
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600


  • Parish registers: None
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1603

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Sutton
  • Marfleet
  • Swine
  • Preston in Holderness

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BILTON, a chapelry, in the parish of Swine, union of Skirlaugh, Middle division of the wapentake of Holderness, E. riding of York, 4½ miles (N. E.) from Hull; containing 84 inhabitants. This place, called in Domesday book Biletone, at an early period gave name to a family resident here; and among subsequent owners of land occur the families of Knowles and Stanhope: the present chief proprietor is Viscount Downe. The township comprises 1180a. 29p. of land, tithe-free: the village is on the old turnpike-road, equidistant from Hull and Hedon. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of Viscount Downe, the impropriator, and has a net income of £45; there is a glebe of 4½ acres. The chapel, dedicated to St. Peter, is a small building of early English character, with a bell-turret; the interior is neat and appropriate, and contains a very old circular font.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


  • County: Yorkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Skirlaugh
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Provost of the Collegiate Church of St John, Beverley
  • Diocese: York
  • Rural Deanery: South Holderness
  • Poor Law Union: Skirlaugh
  • Hundred: Holderness
  • Province: York