Place:Marton cum Moxby, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameMarton cum Moxby
Alt namesMarton-cum-Moxbysource: hyphenated
Moxbysource: hamlet in parish
Marton-in-the-Forestsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.1045°N 1.0773°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoBulmer Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Easingwold Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was located 1894-1974
Hambleton District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which it is now located
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There are a number of places in Yorkshire which include the name Marton, usually as part of the official description.

Marton cum Moxby is in the North Riding of Yorkshire, Marton cum Grafton was in the West Riding and is now in North Yorkshire, and Marton in Cleveland was in the far northeast of the North Riding of Yorkshire and is now a part of Middlesbrough. There are others.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Marton cum Moxby is a civil parish in North Yorkshire, England. It is situated to the east of the parishes of Stillington and Farlington, near the larger Easingwold. Marton cum Moxby consists of the hamlets of Marton in the Forest and Moxby. Today both Marton and Moxby are overwhelmingly agricultural in character.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Marton cum Moxby was part of Easingwold Rural District. Historically, it was an ecclesiastical parish in the Bulmer Wapentake.

The present civil parish which had a population of less than 100 persons in the 2011 UK census was formed from the ancient Marton-cum-Moxby parish that arose from the Augustinian priories of Marton (monks) and Moxby (nuns). Boundary changes transferred land to Sutton on the Forest in 1882 and Farlington in 1887.

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.
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