CuriousFox, the village by village and county by county contact site for anyone researching family history, genealogy and local history in the UK and Ireland.
Every county, town and village has a page where you can add family history, local history, surname and genealogy enquiries. Use the search box to find your village or town.
No email addresses are available on the site and all initial contacts are made by a messaging system.
Maps and Old Maps
exact location of any village or town on modern and old maps.
Each village page can show nearby towns, villages and hamlets, and nearby entries.
Members can search for family names by village, within a distance of
any village, by county, or for the whole of British Isles.
Spam safe entries
Growing archive of fascinating entries
Connects local and family historians, and genealogy researchers
Locates hard to find and obscure villages and hamlets not indexed elsewhere
Finds other family history researchers at county or village level
Smashes genealogy brickwalls
|Yorkshire, East Riding
Family Trees, Family History, Genealogy and Surnames
Bielby ... Bridlington
This is only a snapshot
of entries on CuriousFox. To find more, search for a village, browse Villages A-Z or search for a surname.
|Levett/Levitt of Bilton - (Bilton - Yorkshire, East Riding)
Trying to find out about my g-g-grandfather Robert Levett, born Bilton in about 1815. I think his father's name was John. He married my g-g-gramdmother, Ann Coates from Bridlington in 1851 (his second marriage) They had two sons; Robert Coates Levett and John Thomas Levett. Robert senior died before 1861, as did Robert junior I think, so John was the only surviving child. Robert senior was a draper in Francis Street, Hull. Any links or contacts would be very welcome.
Family Surnames: Levett, Coates, Beevers.
|Myers family - (Bilton - Yorkshire, East Riding)
Mary Myers married John Wheelhouse at Bilton Parish Church in 1839. I believe she was born in Hampthwaite. I have come across a brick wall - any help gratefully received. Many thanks
Family Surnames: Myers, Wheelhouse
|West - (Birdsall - Yorkshire, East Riding)
Looking for information on the West family who lived in Birdsall. William West a solicitor, and his wife Maria and their neice Margaret who lived in the village in the 1870s
Family Surnames: West
|Edmund Murray - (Bishop Burton - Yorkshire, East Riding)
Researching EDMUND MURRAY (b cir 1784 Dublin Ireland). Married (1)Ann Marie Owen Aug 24, 1812 Bishop Burton, Yorkshire. Married (2) Susan Rowland Feb 2, 1843 Hull, England) I'm trying to find Edmund's parents & exact origin of birth.
Family Surnames: Murray, Owen, Rowland
|QUEST publican - (Bishop Burton - Yorkshire, East Riding)
Thomas QUEST was the Publican of the famous Inn The Altisidora, named after a Racehorse.
1871 census Bishop Burton Thomas Quest born Swanland, Yorkshire, Head Inn Keeper
1881 census Main Street Bishop Burton,
Thomas QUEST b Swanland, Innkeeper
1891 census Bishop Burton Quest, Thomas Head Publican Widower
He was followed by his son Tom QUEST
1901 Bishop Burton ' Altisidora PH
Tom Quest 32 Bishop Burton Publican
Blanch Quest 31 France British Subject
The eldest son Arthur Charles QUEST became Deputy Chief Constable for the West Riding
1901 West Riding Police Super.House Barnsley
Arthur C Quest b abt 1859 Riby, Lincolnshire, Head Superintendant County Police
Family Surnames: Quest
|Mowthorpe - (Bishop Burton - Yorkshire, East Riding)
Trying to trace my family history and have discovered my great,great grandfather Joseph Mowthorpe was born in Bishop Burton. Can anyone help me with information about records for 1824? Many thanks, Kate
Family Surnames: Mowthorpe
|linford - (Bishop Burton - Yorkshire, East Riding)
Is there anyone tracing the Linford ancestry?A ancestor of mine was born in yorkshire 1781 and was a blacksmith in Bishop Burton.His name was Richard Linford.I think his father may have been born in Wakefield.Though,his son and family lived in Beverley.
Family Surnames: Linford
|Ringrose - (Bishop Wilton - Yorkshire, East Riding)
I am serching for marriage & ancestors of Thomas & Elizabeth RINGROSE of Wilberfoss & Bolton in Bishop Wilton who had a son Thomas 1739 who moved to Holme on Spalding Moor. They were possibly from Fangfoss, Full Sutton or Skirpenbeck and so l am interested in all Ringrose from those villages and Yorkshire generally; also John Ringrose in Howden & Thomas Ringrose in North Cave from 1830s.
Family Surnames: Ringrose
|James William Dawes - (Bishop Wilton - Yorkshire, East Riding)
James William was born in Bishop Wilton in 1875 I can`t seem to find any information about him,Iv`e looked in the Bmds and the 1881 census without success the only census I have found him on was the 1901 census as living in Bilton near Harrogate with his wife Sarah Ann Nellis and Daughter Eva 3 months.If anyone has information about him and his family I will be very grateful.
Family Surnames: Dawes
|Elizabeth LAYTON - (Bishop Wilton - Yorkshire, East Riding)
Seeking info on Elizabeth LAYTON dau/ William LAYTON and Ann SANDERSON, bn ca 1730 at Bishop Wilton. In 1780 she mr Joseph SHIRTLIFFE at Kirleatham, son/ Edward SHIRTLIFFE and Ann SOWERBY, bn ca 1755.
Family Surnames: Layton, Sanderson, Shirtliffe
|Robert Hall - (Brandesburton - Yorkshire, East Riding)
Looking for the ancestors and family of Robert Hall, born 1822 Brandesburton Yorkshire, married Charlotte from Hanslope in Buckinghamshire, lived in Leeds at the time of 1851 census and finally moved to Northampton where they brought up their children. Can anyone give me more information so I can find his parents and other members of his family.
|William Brittain - (Breighton - Yorkshire, East Riding)
I am researching my ancestor, William Brittain who came to Australia, on the 3rd fleet, on the ship "Active". He was a Private in the N.S.W. (Marine) Army Corps Battalion 102 Enlisted 1789 by Francis Grose, He left from Portsmouth he was 27 and had an occupation of Shoemaker. We have his descendants in Australia down through the generations although his UK background,continues to escape us. in 1813 he married in Australia, prior to having a very large family
The same family names William,(usually the first son)Joshua,Mary Ann.Sarah,Henry,Samuel, and Alice have been repeated faithfully down the generations and a property was called "Ravenswood," and another farm titled "Milton Park" I have noticed in Yorkshire there is a Ravensfield and Many Britten trails, although I wouldn't know which one to follow. I would appreciate any help from a local, who may know the history in a Place that could have been the heartland of the Brittains at some point, by the name of the village.
All my best
Family Surnames: Brittain
|John Drury married Ann Powles - (Breighton - Yorkshire, East Riding)
Looking for the parents of John Drury born 1824 in Breighton and married Ann Powles in 1844 in Howden Yorkshire. John and Ann died in Bridgegate Howden. Their son Tom George Drury, born 1851, married Sarah Ely from Wetherby and they migrated to Australia after 1891. Any help please UPDATE Now believe Johns father was Thomas Drury (1796-1893) and Thomas' father was George Drury born 1771 in Whitgift and married to Mary Jewitt born 1771 in Bridlington. And then George' father was Benjamin Drury married to Ursula Duckles
Family Surnames: Drury,Powles, Duckles, Jewitt
|Hall Family, Breighton. - (Breighton - Yorkshire, East Riding)
Trying to trace ancestors and descendants of Robert Hall, born c1801 at Breighton. He was married to Sarah March. They had 4 children, Elizabeth,1824-1911, Robert, c1830, March c1834, and William c1839.
Robert Hall born c1830 at Howden, was my great grandfather, he married Martha Stead from Hatfield, near Doncaster. They had 5 children, Sarah c1856, George c1869, Robert c1870, my grandmother Hannah 1877-1960 who was born at Knedlington,, and Ada c1878. They tended to be a family of Agricultural labourers, and the 1891 census shows my grandmother Hannah Hall living with her father, mother and siblings at Varren Farm Tadcaster.
Family Surnames: Hall
|Artley In Bridlington - (Bridlington - Yorkshire, East Riding)
I am a descendant of the Bridlington ARTLEY family. The last of my line to live in the area were John and Jane (DUNNING) ARTLEY. John was the son of William and Elizabeth (SAWDEN) ARTLEY. They lived in Grindale, Wigginton (NRY) and earlier generations resided in Boynton. One branch moved to North Burton. I have been in touch with several cousins around the world and have accumulated a great deal of ARTLEY information. I look forward to sharing info with you. Linda
Family Surnames: Artley Sawden
|Sawden family - (Bridlington - Yorkshire, East Riding)
I would like to know more about the Sawden family of bridlington
and Grindale I am a Sawden my grandad was a fisherman in the 1940s
His grandad was shipwrecked of the coast of Ireland in 1829
any information please contact.
Family Surnames: Sawden
|LAMPLOUGH LOOKUP IN BRIDLINGTON - (Bridlington - Yorkshire, East Riding)
I am searching for any info regarding HENRY or HARRY POCKLEY LAMPLOUGH born 1860 in Bridlington Quay, married MARY MONKMAN in 1880. In 1881 census of Hilderthorpe they are listed. I can't find death confirmation for either Harry about 1888 or Mary about 1895. They had two daughters Margaret and Fanny who were raised by Monkman relatives. Any BMD info would be greatly appreciated.
Family Surnames: Lamplough, Monkman
|FRANK WILLIAMSON - (Bridlington - Yorkshire, East Riding)
I have a Frank Williamson born abt 1916 in Beverley, Hull. He married a lady possibly Elsie and moved to Bridlington.. Frank was the Manager of The Grand Pavillion in the resort and his wife ran there off licence near to the now half moon pub. Theyhad a pensioners bungalow in Gypsey Race. Any information would be fantastic. Did he have children? Frank died abt 1988
|Joseph Walker 1830s to 1848 - (Bridlington - Yorkshire, East Riding)
Looking for Joseph WALKER, b: 1801 Corbridge, m: Ann HICK 1833 Bridlington, children: John 1834, William -died,Mary-died, Jabez 1837, Mary 1842, Ann 1844. Family went to Ontario Canada in 1848. HICK, KNAGGS, POSTILL names in Ann's line. David WALKER, brother to Joseph, also in Bridlington.
Family Surnames: Walker, Hick, Knaggs, Postill
|Brunton - (Bridlington - Yorkshire, East Riding)
i am looking for information on Fanny Brunton married to john Brunton lived on pinfold street had several siblings one of which was my grandfather Albert, think they also lived on sewerby street
Family Surnames: Brunton
|PARISH RECORDS - 1836/7 - (Bridlington - Yorkshire, East Riding)
I am trying to find the birth record for Sarah Gray who was born in Bridlington aound 1836/7. Her father was Francis Gray & her mother may have been called Elizabeth. Can anyone look up her birth in the parish records for Bridlington please?
Family Surnames: Gray
|Christiana Gibson - (Bridlington - Yorkshire, East Riding)
Any information on the fate of Christiana (known as Chrissie) Gibson born 1876 in Preston near Hull, but on 1901 census living in Kirkgate Bridlington with her widowed mother, Chrissie was a school teacher and may have married / settled in Bridlington ?
Family Surnames: Gibson
|ROBINSON HOPPER - (Bridlington - Yorkshire, East Riding)
Searching for any information on Isaac ROBINSON who married Mary HOPPER in 1812 at Burton Agnes, Yorkshire. Their children where John ROBINSON born 1813, and Elizabeth ROBINSON born 1815, both born at Rudston, Yorkshire.
Family Surnames: Robinson Hopper
|WILLIAMSON - (Bridlington - Yorkshire, East Riding)
I am trying to contact descendents of William Williamson , born 1876 , married Sarah Jane Coates between 1894 and 1898 then remarried Emily in 1937 following Sarah's death in April 1936 . All born and bred in Brid .
Family Surnames: Williamson