Marske, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Guide to Marske, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Marske, Yorkshire
Marske St Edmund the Martyr Yorkshire.jpg
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Gilling
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Richmond
Registration District Richmond
Records begin
Parish registers: 1594
Bishop's Transcripts: 1678
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Richmond
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Eastern Deaneries - Richmond
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Marske is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire. Other places in the parish include: Skelton and Feldon.

The Church is dedicated to St Edmund, who was a Saxon King and Saint put to death by the Danes in AD 870. It is known that the bones of St Cuthbert rested in Marske for a time during the period when the monks were protecting them from the Danes who had sacked the abbey at Lindisfarne in AD 793. The saint's bones were later put to rest at Chester-le-Street and finally in Durham Cathedral.

MARSKE, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Guisbrough district, N. R. Yorkshire. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists. The sub-district contains also Upleatham parish, and parts of two other parishes.[1]

The dedicatory name in the following entry is incorrect.

MARSK (St. Cuthbert), a parish, in the union of Richmond, wapentake of Gilling-West, N. riding of York, 4¾ miles (W.) from Richmond. [2]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online data content from chapelry registers of Marske exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

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MARSKE PARISH (1678) Online Records


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To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records are also available at the North Yorkshire County Record Office.

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Richmond Poor Law Union, Yorkshire Genealogy

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Yorkshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales1870-72. Date accessed: 22 October 2013.
  2. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 263-266. Date accessed: 22 October 2013.
  3. 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 10 May 2014.