WHITBY, SCARBOROUGH & NORTH YORK MOORS,

NORTH YORKSHIRE



My late, first wife's family were from Whitby, hence I have a strong interest in the families and history of this area.

I have a good collection of books about the area, many copies of old photos and postcards, and some census and other genealogical data. I am prepared to look up information. Please e-mail me.

For a list of the books I have click here.

For a list of genealogical data click here.

For a list of the families I am interested in click here.

To see a Family Tree of my late wife's Yorkshire ancestry click here (she was Agnes White)

Amongst the families connected to my wife's family were the STORMs of Robin Hoods Bay. Roy Storm, a distant cousin, has an excellent website which includes the Storm family pedigree and a transcript of the 19th Journal of Captain Jacob Storm.Click here to go to Roy's STORM family website.

Roy has started an informal mailing group for those with an interest in the STORM family and in Robin Hoods Bay families connected to the STORMS (Probably most families from that area are related !). If you wish to join e-mail Roy at storm04@globalnet.co.uk


There is also a new mailing list for those with Whitby family interests. This group is at " thewhitbygroup " on YAHOO !


Steve Whitaker has transcribed the 1837 Whitby Valuation Lists

I also have a general interest in Whitby shipping, shipowners and seamen & in Whitby fishermen & lifeboats. I have detailed fleetlists of the ships of Turnbull & Co & Rowland & Marwood, the two main local shipping companies. These can be viewed via my fleet list pages I also hold copies of Lloyd's Captains Register 1869 & The SoG Index to Trinity House Petitions, both of which contain details of many Whitby & Scarborough seamen & masters.

Some Master Mariners or wives of Masters in the 1851 Census for Whitby are listed on my Whitby Master Mariners 1851 Page

An Index to Master Mariners born at Whitby or Robin Hood's Bay & listed in Lloyd's Captains Register 1869, with their certificate details

A contemporary account of the saving of the crew of the Whitby ship "Monkshaven" owned by Smales of Whitby on passage from Swansea to Valparaiso in 1876

Whitby was, of course, an important Arctic Whaling port. I have compiled a list of Whitby Whaling ships with some additional notes which include names of captains.

ARCTIC WHALERS OF WHITBY

An excellent site for Whaling history, which includes some Yorkshire data is

THE WHALING HERITAGE PROJECT


MUSTER ROLLS FOR WHITBY SHIPS 18th - early 19th Centuries -

Muster rolls for the ship "Volunteer" of Whitby

Muster rolls for several 18th & 19th Century Whitby ships


EXTRACTS FROM THE TIMES NEWSPAPER RELATING TO WHITBY (Mostly shipping related)- NEW

Extracts from The Times relating to Whitby - Contents Page

Extracts from The Times relating to Whitby Shipping 1785 to 1789

Extracts from The Times relating to Whitby Shipping 1790 to 1799

Extracts from The Times relating to Whitby Shipping 1800 to 1829

Extracts from The Times relating to Whitby Shipping 1830 to 1835


There were strong links between Whitby and my home town of Cardiff in the late 19th & early 20th centuries because of the sea. Turnbull set up a Cardiff based branch of their shipping company and Rowland & Marwood ships used Cardiff frequently. My indexes to Cardiff Crew Agreements include a few Whitby masters and there were certainly a number of Whitby seamen who made their homes in Cardiff.

CARDIFF CREW AGREEMENTS INDEX


On my Maritime website, too, is a searchable database of Ships in Port in 1881. This will eventually cover the whole of England & Wales. There are many North Yorkshire seamen listed in various ports across the country. You can search the index by personal name or by ship or by port or any other keyword.

SHIPS IN PORT IN ENGLAND & WALES 1881


EXTRACTS FROM A DIARY OF NORTH EAST SHIPPING EVENTS c.1200 - 1870

Some extracts from a book on North East shipping transcribed by Yvonne Leck


SOME SHIPPING DISASTERS IN THE WHITBY AREA

A couple of stories of disasters off Whitby which resulted in action by the Whitby Lifeboats


A LIST OF THE WHITBY RESIDENTS WHO RECEIVED MEDAL AWARDS FROM THE ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION 1830 TO 1996


Another interest is the Jet Industry in Whitby. A branch of my wife's ancestors (the Devonshire & Paling families) were involved in the industry for around 150 years from about 1840 to the 1990s. The last of the family to make jet jewellery having died a couple of years ago.

Go to a list of Whitby Jet Workers in 1851

Go to a list of Whitby Jet Workers in 1899


Yet another interest is in the Catholic families of Whitby & the North York Moors area. My wife's family had been recussants from early times, changing to Congregationalists in the mid 19th century.

I have copies of the Catholic Registers for St.Hilda's, Whitby, St.Hedda's, Egton Bridge & St.Anne's, Ugthorpe from the late 18th century to mid 19th.

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A List of some Yorkshire Catholics from the 1730s & 1740 transcribed by Mike Foster


Whilst on the subject of Religion, the following is a very useful site on Yorkshire Quakers -
University of Hull Yorkshire Quaker Heritage



Births, Marriages and Deaths from the Malton Messenger - Transcripts by Andrew Sefton

These very useful transcripts give information on events relating to people from various parts of North Yorkshire including Whitby and the surrounding area.

1854

1855

1856

January to June 1857

July 1857 to Decmber 1857

January 1858 to June 1858

July 1858 to December 1858

January 1859 to June 1859

July 1859 to December 1859

January 1860 to June 1860

July 1860 to December 1860


January 1861 to June 1861


July 1861 to December 1861


January 1862 to June 1862


July 1862 to December 1862


January 1863 to March 1863


April 1863 to June 1863


July 1863 to September 1863


October 1863 - December 1863


January 1864 - March 1864


April 1864 - June 1864


July 1864 - September 1864


October 1864 - December 1864


January 1865 - March 1865


April 1865 - June 1865


July 1865 - September 1865


October 1865 - December 1865



MALTON HISTORY - An excellent site on Malton which includes some transcripts from other Malton newspapers as well as information on other aspects of the town. Well worth looking at if you have Malton connections.



BAKER'S CHRONOLOGY - Transcripts by Jenny Buckle

Useful transcripts giving information on events in Malton, Norton and the surrounding area.

1873-75



SOME WHITBY & NORTH YORKS LINKS

Whitby Literary & Philosophical Society

Whitby Archives

Hearts of Oak - A study of Recussancy in North Yorkshire by J.L.O'Connor. Includes notes on various Catholic families around Whitby & transcripts of catholic registers.

Hoggarth Homepage - Lots of references to the Hoggarth surname in North Yorkshire plus other associated names

Dave King's Yorkshire Probates etc - Transcripts of Wills relating to the Hamilton, Hoult, Porritt & Prissick surnames, but with references within them to many other surnames

Geoff's excellent Whitby site with sections on lifeboats, whaling, Captain Cook, Dracula etc.

Whitby Hotels

Whitby Internet

Whitby Online



SOME GENERAL YORKSHIRE GENEALOGY LINKS

Yorkshire Surnames List


Yorkshire Births, Marriages & Deaths



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