Marske by the Sea, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Marske by Sea St Mark

Parish History

Marske by Sea is an Ancient Parish and has two churches the town church of St Mark and the earlier ruined church of St Germain.

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Marske like this:

MARSKE, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Guisbrough district, N. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the coast, and on the Middlesbrough and Saltburn railway, 4¾ miles NNE of Guisbrongh; is freqnented as a watering-place; and has a station with telegraph on the railway, and a post office, of the name of Marske-by-the-Sea, under Redcar. The township comprises 2,910 acres of land, and 536 of water. Real property £10,527; of which £1,571 are in iron-works.Pop. in 1851,571; in 1861,1,470. Houses, 279. The increase of pop. arose from the opening of of iron-stone mines.—The parish contains also part of Redcar township. Pop. in 1851,1,430; in 1861,2,314. Houses, 449. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Marske Hall, belongs to the Earl of Zetland. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £205. * Patron, the Earl of Zetland. The old church stands near the edge of a cliff, at some distance from the village; was erected in 1821; and is a neat small edifice, with tower and spire. The new chnrch stands on a site more convenient for the increasing population; was erected in 1866, with aid of a free site and at least £2,000 from the Earl of Zetland; and contains 610 sittings, all free. The p. curacy of Redcar is a separate benefice. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, a national school, and charities £6. The father of Capt. Cook, the circumnavigator, was interred in the old burying-ground.—The sub-district contains also Upleatham parish, and parts of two other parishes. Acres, 17,618. Pop., 4,803. Houses, 996.
The ruined tower of the old St Germain church contains the Cook family grave referred to in the gazeteer and stood on the cliff top.

Marske St Germain


Civil Registration

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Church records

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Census records

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Poor Law Unions

Guisborough Poor Law Union, Yorkshire

Probate records

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.

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