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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"MARRICK, a parish in the western division of the wapentake of GILLING, North riding of the county of YORK, 7 miles W.S.W. from Richmond, containing 621 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Richmond, and diocese of Chester, endowed with a rent-charge of 10, and 200 private benefaction, 400 royal bounty, and 1500 parliamentary grant. W. Powlett, Esq. was patron in 1815. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, occupies part of the site of a Benedictine nunnery, founded in honour of the Blessed Virgin, by Roger de Asc, about the close of the reign of Stephen, and which at the dissolution had a revenue of 64. 16. 9 Two poor widows of this parish, not paupers, receive 5. 12. per annum from an institution called the Duke of Bolton's charity."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]

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