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primary purpose of these pages is to chart the genealogy of Richard
Bilton of Co Yorkshire, England and thence New South Wales, Australia.
Richard was the s/o Joseph & Ann Bilton of Whitwell on the Hill,
North Riding, Co Yorkshire. This family is part of the
Easingwold-Malton group, primarily located to the north-east of the
city of York in the south-east of the North Riding. For
some time it was been believed by members of this family that Richard
Bilton was the son of John & Anne Bilton of Cottingham, near
Hull, Yorkshire. Research on this family group as well as other
Bilton's of East Riding, Co Yorkshire, is given above. The village of
Bilton is in the East Riding and is the likely origin of the family
In an attempt to flesh out the entirety of the descendants of Richard
Bilton family in Australia, I have attempted to chart all the Bilton's
in New South Wales prior to about 1920, either to establish a
connection with Richard or to rule one out. Richard had two wives (not
at the same time!) and the two "families" displayed very different
patterns in terms of forenames and geography.