New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 166
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verance, and parental attention to his
sailors. The slightest inspection of a
terrestrial globe at once evinces the
extent of Capt. Cook’s labours, which
have enlarged the limits of valuable
knowledge, and increased the glory of
Great Britain throughout the universe,
Captain Cook was born of humble pa-
rentage, his father being in the service
of Thomas Scottowe, Esq., at whose
expense James was sent to a day-school
in the adjoining parish of Ayton; at
the age of 13 he was bound apprentice
to Mr. Sanderson, a shopkeeper, at
Staithes, hut the employment not suit-
ing his taste, the indentures were dis-
solved, and young Cook bound him-
self apprentice to Messrs. Walkers, of
Whitby, owners of ships in the coal
trade; after being employed some years
as a seaman, he entered the royal navy,
and by his zeal, enterprize, and intel-
ligence, became the ornament of his
profession: after thrice circumnavi-
gating the globe, he fell a sacrifice in
an unfortunate quarrel of his people
with the savages*of Owhyhee, February
14, 1779.

Marton, N. R. (2) a township in
the parish of Sinnington, wapentake
of Pickering Lythe, 4 miles W. from
Pickering; inhabitants, 255.

Marton, N. R. (5) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Bulmer,
5 miles E. from Easingwold; inhabi-
tants, with Moxby, 164;
a perpetual cu-
racy; patron, the Archbishop of York,
Some small remains of
a monastery,
founded in the reign of King Stephen,
are to he found in a farm-house, called
Marton Abbey. The Manor House re-
tains the name of Marton Lordship.

Marton, E. R. (6) a township in
the parish of Swine, wapentake of Hol-
derness, 9 miles N. E. from Hull; in-
habitants, 129.

Marton, E.R. (6) a township with
Sowerby, in the parish of Bridlington,
wapentake of Dickering, 2 miles N. E.
from Bridlington; inhabitants, 317 ;

Marton House is the seat of Ralph
Creyke, Esq.

Marton, W. R. (5) a parish and
township with Grafton, in the wapen-
take of Claro, 3 miles S. from Borough-
bridge ; inhabitants, 464 ; a vicarage,
2l. 19s. Ad.; patron, St. John’s
College, Cambridge.

Marton, East, or Church, W.R.
(4) a parish and township with West
Marton, wapentake of Staincliffe,
miles W. from Skipton; inhabitants,
382; a rectory, value 14/. 4s.
patron, R. Heber, Esq. In this town-
ship are Gladstone House, the seat of
R. H. Roundell, Esq,; and Ingthorpe
Grange, once belonging to Bolton Pri-
ory, the seat of J. Baldwin, Esq. Mar-
ton, East and West, are sometimes
called the township of Martons Ambo.

Marton Scar, W. R. (4) a small
hamlet in the preceding township.

Marton le Moor, N. R. (5) a
township in the parish of Topcliffe, wa-
pentake of Hallikeld, 3 miles N. from
Boroughbridge ; inhabitants,
201 ; a
ehapelry to Topcliffe. This township
was formerly surrounded by moors,
which have all been enclosed and bene-
ficially cultivated.

Marton Top, W. R. (4) a small
hamlet in the township of Rimington,
parish of Gisburn, wapentake of Stain-
cliffe, 2 miles S. from Gisburn.

Marton, West, W. R. (5) a town-
ship with East Marton, in the parish of
East Marton, wapentake of Staincliffe,
6ยง miles W. from Skipton; inhabi-
tants, 382. Marton Hall, the seat of
R. Heber, Esq., is a respectable family
mansion, embosomed in woods. Here
was born, 1728, the Rev. Reginald
Heber, author of “ An Elegy, written
among the Tombs in Westminster Ab-
bey,” but published without his name :
his mantle of piety, with more than a
double portion of his poetical spirit, fell
upon his lately deceased relative and
name-sake, the lamented and excellent
Bishop of Calcutta.


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