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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"MARTON, a parish in the western division of the liberty of LANGBAURGH, North riding of the county of YORK, 6 miles N. from Stokesley, containing 397 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Cleveland, and diocese of York, rated in the king's books at 4. 18. 9., and in the patronage of the Archbishop of York. The church, dedicated to St. Cuthbert, is a small ancient edifice, situated on an eminence at the western end of the village. Captain James Cook, the great circumnavigator, was born here, of humble parents, October 27th, 1728; he was killed at Owhyhee on the 14th of February 1779."

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

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