Roos, East Riding of Yorkshire
Roos, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The village stands 4½ miles NNE of Ottringham railway station, and 9 E of Hedon, and has a post and money order office under Hull; telegraph office, Withernsea. Acreage of the township, 2528; population, 492; of the ecclesiastical parish, 530. The parish contains also part of the township of Owstwick. The manor was held in the time of Henry I. by Peter de Ros, ancestor of Lord de Ros and of the Scottish families of Rose and Ross, and now belongs to the Crust family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; gross value, £429 with residence. The church is mainly Perpendicular, was restored in 1842, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and embattled western tower. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels and small charities.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Roos All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Patrington|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Roos:
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Roos from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Roos (All Saints))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Roos are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following East Riding newspapers online: