Willerby, Yorkshire Family History Guide

Willerby is an Ancient Parish in the East Riding of the county of Yorkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Staxton and Binnington.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1601

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Willerby

  • Fordon
  • Folkton
  • Hutton Buscel
  • Seamer with Cayton and East Ayton
  • Ganton
  • Wold Newton
  • Foxholes

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WILLERBY, a township and a parish in the district of Scarborough and E. R. Yorkshire. The township lies 1½ mile ENE of Ganton r. station, and 6½ SSW of Scarborough. Acres, 1,630. Real property, £2,324. Pop., 71. Houses, 9. The parish includes Staxton and Binnington townships, and comprises 4,180 acres. Post town, Scarborough. Pop., 468. Houses, 83. The manor belongs to Lord Londesborough. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £170. Patron, the Rev. E. Day. The church is tolerable.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Binnington, a township in Willerby parish, E. R. Yorkshire; on the Hartford river, and on the York and Scarborough railway, 8 miles SW by S of Scarborough. Acres, 910. Real property, £1,000. Pop., 90. Houses, 16.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

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County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: Scarborough
Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Diocese: York
Rural Deanery: Dickering
Poor Law Union: Scarborough
Hundred: Dickering
Province: York