Place:Martons Both, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameMartons Both
Alt namesMarton in Cravensource: alternate name for ecclesiastical parish
Marton-in-Cravensource: hypenated
Marton (near Skipton)source: alternate name
East Martonsource: village in parish
West Martonsource: village in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.951°N 2.164°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoStaincliffe and Ewcross Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Skipton Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Craven District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
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.

Martons Both was in the West Riding of Yorkshire and is now in North Yorkshire; the same is true for Marton cum Grafton. Marton cum Moxby, Marton (near Pickering) and Marton in Cleveland were all in the North Riding of Yorkshire to begin with. Marton in Holderness and Sewerby cum Marton are both in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Martons Both is also known as Marton in Craven and Marton (near Skipton). Both of these names are redirected here.

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Martons Both is a civil parish in the Craven District of North Yorkshire, England. The civil parish is formed by the villages of East Marton and West Marton. According to the 2001 UK census, Martons Both parish had a population of 214, reducing marginally to 213 at the 2011 UK census.

At the beginning of the 19th century Martons Both was an ecclesiastical or ancient parish in the Staincliffe and Ewcross Wapentake in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. It became a separate civil parish in 1866 and from 1894 until 1974 it was located in Skipton Rural District. Since the nationwide reorganization of municipalities in 1974 it has been in the Craven District of North Yorkshire.

The two villages make up one civil parish and there were no other townships in the ancient parish.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Martons Both from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"MARTON, or MARTONS-BOTH, a parish in Skipton [registration] district, [West Riding of] Yorkshire; 2 miles WNW of Elslack [railway] station, and 5¾ WSW of Skipton. It contains the villages of East Marton and West Marton, about a mile asunder, each with a post office under Skipton; and contains also the hamlet of Marton-Scars. Acres: 2,793. Real property: £4,537. Population in 1851: 341; in 1861: 256. Houses: 62. The manor, with Gladstone House, belongs to the Rev. D. R. Roundell. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value: £200.* Patron: the Rev. D. R. Roundell. The church is old but good; and consists of nave, aisle, and chancel, with porch and tower. There is an endowed school with £25 a year."

Research Tips

  • British History Online (Victoria County Histories) do not cover the West Riding of Yorkshire
  • 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. The list is 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 from more recent data. 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 West 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.
  • The above three 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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