The Village Of Marsett

There has been a settlement at Marsett since before 3000B.C. There are remains of round, stone huts on the moor above the village, and we have found flint arrowheads of the period locally.

In the 10th Century, Norsemen invaders established a seater, or Summer farm here and called it Marsett, living here in Summer with their livestock.

Today there are just two farms, with ten permanent dwellings, six holiday cottages, a joiners shop and the Methodist Chapel.

I was born in Marsett, and so was my youngest daughter. She and her husband have one of the farms.

Marsett is the only place in the country where Caraway seed grows wild – thanks to a naughty Marsett boy who put a nettle under the Pedlar’s donkey’s tail, resulting in the seeds he was carrying being spilt over the green – and yes, we use it!

From Elaine Ewbank

The Marsett Minstrels

Elaine is a member of this local singing and musical group
who go round the Dales entertaining and giving great
pleasure to lots of people. 23-May-2010 #1531
Please can anyone help.
Like many other people I'm researching my family tree. My family's name is Lambert and they lived in Marsett through many generations, William born 1799 was my GGG Grandfather. He married Elizabeth Webster and they lived at Lease Hose, Askrigg from sometime in the 1830's until the mid 1860's. Elizabeth died in the late 1840's, they had many children.
I have bits of info on my ancestors living in Marsett from 1675. Can anyone shed any light on what might have happened to Williams siblings ?
Or, any other info for that matter.
John Lambert 28-Jan-2009 #1502
You could try Lesley Kettlewell
Schoolhouse Farm
Stalling Busk
North Yorkshire DL8 3DH
01969 650233
She runs Raydale Preserves at Stalling Busk and also has a museum there with artifacts and many many photos of the people and places of the surrounding area. Well worth a visit. 27-Jan-2009 #1501
Hi Please can anyone help?
Does anyone livig in Marsett have any old school photos period of about 1930-1933.
I am looking for photos of my late Mother's family, name Nixon.
My Grandfather was the estate joiner for Raydale estates between 1921-1933.The family attended the school at Stalling Busk.
A special thanks to Mrs Ewebank for her help .
Cynthia M 19-Jan-2008 #1413
From the 1901 census these were the only Coates living in Marsett.
The Vicar is the Reverend Mr. Dubois from Hawes. Marsett is in the Parish of Bainbridge Wensleydale
Hope this is of help to you.
22. COATES George/Head/M/38/farmer/worker/Yks/Thwaite
COATES Margaret A/wife/M/40/Yks/Reeth
COATES George J/son/9/Yks/Marsett
COATES Thomas /son/5/Yks/Marsett
COATES Albert S/son/5m/Yks/Marsett

Richard Dunn 18-Jan-2008 #1412
Please can someone help me trace my family who were from Marsett. Albert Edward Coates was married to Ruby Ann, and featured in a small booklet "the history of Marsett Chapel", in which they were serving as trustees in 1932. i would be grateful of any information about the coates family, and earlier history. my mother is the daughter of Abert Edward Coates, and had a step sister of Evelyn Iveson nee coates of Bainbridge. i would like to have access to the records of the church, although i cannot find details of the local vicar. any help would be much appreciated. i live near penrith, and therefore not too far away
Last updated:Mon, 24 May 2010

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