1) This occurs as an occupational by-name in Rimington where marl was being excavated from an early date.

1331 ‘meadows, roads, paths, moors, marlpits and marshes’, Rimington

1379 Johannes Merler, Rimington. An implement described as on marling wembell in a Mowbrick inventory of 1556 suggests that borings were made to determine where marl might be obtained.

dates 1331 1379 1556

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