My name is Marion Moverley and I am a local and family historian and adult education tutor in the Yorkshire Dales. I have been researching the history of Middleham for many, many years. I taught Local History at the Middleham Key Centre and am a member of the Upper Dales Family History group. I studied the population of East Witton, Coverham and Middleham for a post graduate degree at the University of Leeds.
My focus is on the families who lived in Middleham, who they were, and what they did. For those interested purely in the connection with Richard III there is a Richard III Society.
Middleham is a beautiful town, famous for the castle and training race horses, I hope you will find some snippets of interest here. There were 623 different surnames recorded in the Parish Registers up to 1900, I can only tell you about a few families, but if you have ancestors who came from Middleham please contact me, and join the Upper Dales Family History Group where you will find others researching families from this part of the Yorkshire Dales.
This web page is still under construction, so please be patient, more information is being added. Photographing the town has been challenging, there are too many cars ! So I apologise if cars are blocking the view of some of the lovely houses.