Place:Marton in Cleveland, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameMarton in Cleveland
Alt namesMarton (near Middlesbrough)source: Wikipedia
Martonsource: local equivalent
East Martonsource: village in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.551°N 1.243°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inCleveland, England     (1974 - 1996)
North Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoLangbaurgh West Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Middlesbrough Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1932
Stokesley Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district into which part was transferred in 1932
Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandborough into which part was transferred in 1932
Teesside, Cleveland, Englandconurbation of which it was a part 1974-1996
Middlesbrough (metropolitan borough), North Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority to which the Stokesley Rural portion was transferred in 1996
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There are a number of places in Yorkshire named Marton, usually with an additional name as part of the official description. Locally, the town described here is simply known as "Marton", although the name of the civil parish is Marton in Cleveland. Wikipedia names it "Marton, Middlesborough".

Marton cum Grafton in the West Riding and Marton cum Moxby in the North Riding have been confused with Marton in Cleveland but both are a distance away.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Marton — officially Marton-in-Cleveland — is a dormitory suburb of Middlesbrough, in northeast England, built from the 1950s onwards, around and beyond a small village of the same name. Marton now stands firmly within the boundaries of Middlesbrough unitary authority which is included in present-day North Yorkshire for ceremonial purposes. Originally, the parish of Marton extended down to the River Tees; but, with the expansion of Middlesbrough, the parish became progressively smaller.

The famous explorer and navigator James Cook was born to James and Grace Cook in a clay-built cottage in the village of East Marton in 1728, and he lived for a short time in the village, until the family moved to Great Ayton.

Prior to the creation of Teesside and Stockton-on-Tees unitary authority in 1974, Marton was located in Middlesbrough Rural District from 1894 until 1932. Part of the civil parish was transferred into Middlesbrough Borough in 1932 and the remainder was transferred to Stokesley Rural District where it remained until until 1974. The entire original parish of Marton-in-Cleveland is now within Middlesbrough Borough Council.

Historically, it was an ecclesiastical parish in the Langbaurgh West Wapentake. It was in the Stockton Registration District in County Durham until 1875 and in the Middlesbrough Registration District in the North Riding of Yorkshire from 1875 until 1974.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Marton, Middlesbrough.

Research Tips

This is by far the most complete history of the parishes of the county to be found online. The chapters are ordered by the divisions of the county called wapentakes, but each chapter is linked to the volume's content page.
  • GENUKI has a page on all three ridings of Yorkshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical parishes in the county. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each.
These are based on a gazetteer dated 1835 and there may have been a number of alterations to the parish setup since then. However, it is worthwhile information for the pre civil registration era. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and the submitter is very firm about his copyright. This should not stop anyone from reading the material.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Yorkshire North Riding, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72.
  • Map of the North Riding divisions in 1888 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • Map of North Riding divisions in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • The above two maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
  • In March 2018 Ancestry announced that its file entitled "Yorkshire, England: Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1873" has been expanded to include another 94 parishes (across the three ridings) and expected it to be expanded further during the year. The entries are taken from previously printed parish registers.
  • The chapter of the Victoria County History, published 1923, dealing with Marton in Cleveland parish. This chapter has been titled Marton with Moxby in error. The content deals with Marton in Cleveland.

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