Free Parish Records,Westmorland and Cumberland

The Cumberland and Westmorland Archives is available for free search online. Parish records are available to browse from 1662.
This site also has links to local record offices, Kendal, Carlisle, Whitehaven and Barrow in Furness. This site will be of interest to researchers of English and Irish family history.

http://www.cumberlandarchives.co.uk/content/category/5/18/29/

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  1. looking for a marraige of joseph nicholson to elizabeth richardson carlisle 1859 then josephs death beofre 1868

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  2. Joseph Nicholson married Elizabeth Richardson at Carlisle, Cumberland in the JUL-AUG-SEPT quarter 1859.
    Volume number 10b
    Page number 506.
    Do you know the place of death for Joseph ?

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  3. Hello, I'm looking for a birth or baptism record of Anna Burn, born around 1838 in Kendal, Westmorland. Parents are Richard Burn and Mary Alice Longbotham. I found her sister Sarah in 1840 but cannot find Anna. Any help would be appreciated!

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  4. I have found this record.
    England and Wales free BMD Birth index 1837-1915.


    Name: Ann Burn
    Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1838
    Registration district: East Ward
    Inferred County: Westmorland
    Volume: 25
    Page: 406

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  5. thank you very much for your help. I'm not sure that is the right Anna - I found an "Ann" in the 1841 census that fits that profile with John and Margaret as parents. Do you have any other suggestions on how I can research this? Thanks again for your help.

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  6. Anna Burn
    Leggett Family Tree
    Birth: Abt 1838 - Westmorland, England
    Death: 1929
    Parents: Richard Burn, Mary Alice Longbotham
    Spouse: Henry Richard Leggett

    Still looking for you,i still think the Ann is the one in East Ward

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  7. This record has to be Ann and Sarah's sister

    England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906
    Name: Maria Burn
    Gender: Female
    Birth Date: abt 1833
    Christening Date: 12 Feb 1833
    Christening Place: Long Marton, Westmorland, England
    Father's Name: Richard Burn
    Mother's Name: Mary



    Source Citation: Place: Long Marton, Westmorland, England; ; Date Range: 1813 - 1900; Film Number: 1471873.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
    Original data: Genealogical Society of Utah. British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, copyright 2002. Used by permission

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  8. Long Marton was in the East Ward Registration District of Westmorland from 1837-1937.In my opinion the 'Ann from East Ward' is your Anna.You can order her birth certificate using the volume and page number on the record i gave you. If you need help to order the certificate i can give you the web page

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  9. Thanks very much for your help. I will purchase that certificate and hopefully it's the right one!

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  10. I am looking for marriage records for Mathew Strickland and Elizabeth Loreen around 1665. I am also wondering if there are any birth or christening records for a Mathew Strickland between 1620 and 1650.

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  11. I have found these records of your Mathew.

    MATTHEW Strickland , Sr. [1]
    gender: Male
    birth: 1628-1641
    Crosswaite-Lyth, Kendal, Westmorland, Lake District, England
    death: ABT. 1696
    Isle of Wight, Virginia
    unknown had at least 24 grandchildren
    afn: 3H87-KV7

    Elizabeth
    gender: Female
    death: ABT. 1696
    Isle of Wight, Virginia
    afn: 3H87-RJ6
    Marriages (1)
    spouse: MATTHEW Strickland , Sr. (AFN: 3H87-KV7 )
    Hide children (5)

    child 1: MATTHEW Strickland , Jr. (AFN: 3H7Q-82N )
    gender: Male
    birth ABT. 1663
    Isle of Wight, Virginia
    death 14 Jul 1730
    Newport Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia

    child 2: JOHN Strickland (AFN: 3H87-TJJ )
    gender: Male
    birth ABT. 1661
    England
    death ABT. 1736
    Edgecombe County, North Carolina

    child 3: JOSEPH Strickland (AFN: 3H8B-Z3X )
    gender: Male
    birth ABT. 1663
    England
    death ABT. 1755
    Northampton County, North Carolina

    child 4: SAMUEL Strickland , Sr. (AFN: 3H8B-SK0 )
    gender: Male
    birth ABT. 1662
    England
    death 25 Apr 1720
    Isle of Wight, Virginia

    child 5: WILLIAM Strickland , Sr. (AFN: 3H8B-VWD )
    gender: Male
    birth ABT. 1665
    England
    death 6 May 1728
    Bertie County, North Carolina

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  12. I'm looking for birth details of Elizabeth Calvert born c1805 in Grasmere.
    Also her marriage to Thomas Shannon c1820

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  13. Sorry i have not been able to find any records. She is mentioned in 2 public trees with her husband Thomas and children. No doubt you have this information

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  14. Thanks for trying.
    I have all the children but no trace of her marriage or birth although his birth is on the IGI site

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  15. Had another look and found her in the 1851 census

    : Elizabeth Shannon
    Age: 44
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1807
    Relation: Wife
    Spouse's Name: Thomas Shannon
    Gender: F (Female)
    Where born: Grasmer, Westmorland, England
    Civil parish: Wigton
    County/Island: Cumberland
    Country: England
    Street Address:

    Occupation:

    Condition as to marriage:

    Disability:

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    Registration district: Wigton
    Sub-registration district: Wigton
    ED, institution, or vessel:

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  16. I am looking for my great grand mother Mary Jane Johnstone who gave birth to Fredrick Otway Macdonald Johnstone (illegitimate) in Royal Maternity Hospital Edinburgh at 4:40 am. Mary Jane is listed as the daughter of a timber merchant domiciled at 51 Chiswick Street Carlisle

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  17. You did not mention the year of Mary or her son's year of birth. This sounds like Mary Jane's birth record

    Mary Jane Johnstone

    Born 1900 December Carlisle Volume 10b page 520

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  18. I am looking for the parents of my grandfather William Hodgson born 1843 in newton Cumberland.
    myalhod@talktalk.net

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  19. This record could be your Grandfather and his parents,what do you think?

    Name: William Hodgson
    Age: 15
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
    Relation: Son
    Father's Name: John S Hodgson
    Mother's Name: Ann Hodgson
    Gender: Male
    Where born: Newton, Cumberland, England
    Civil parish: Newton
    County/Island: Cumberland
    Country: England
    Street Address:

    Occupation:

    Condition as to marriage:

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    Registration district: Penrith
    Sub-registration district: Penrith
    ED, institution, or vessel: 16
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household schedule number: 4
    Piece: 3901
    Folio: 50
    Page Number: 8
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    John S Hodgson 47
    Ann Hodgson 43
    Joseph Hodgson 21
    John S Hodgson 19
    William Hodgson 15
    Ann E Hodgson 8
    Sarah Richardson 19
    Joseph Southward 26

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  20. I am looking for the parents of ralph surtees and margaret wilson both born 1751, who were married at st cuthberts church in carlisle on the 26th november 1773, or any more details on this marriage that would narrow down this search.

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  21. Hello
    I have found a Aubone Surtees married to Elizabeth living in Newcastle Upon Tyne.He has about eight children all born between 1750 and 1760

    I also found the marriage for Ralph and Margaret and the birth records for some of their children. Could Aubone be the one you are looking for.It is possible that Aubone had two bothers in the same area a John and a Joseph

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  22. My Ralph Surtees was a calico printer in carlisle, and later a grocer in botchergate where he dies in 1839, at the grand old age of 88. Aubone surtees, as I recall, was more landed gentry, and not of the same class. Margaret, his wife, I know from the banns of marriage was connected to stanwix, but I cant seem to get further along on their parents christian names, or their own places of birth. thank you for looking.

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  23. I am looking for information relating to Mary Ann Walls who died in East Ward, Westmorland, on October 26th 1874. Mainly who her husband was and what she died of. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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  24. This could be a possible record for your Mary Ann Walls.

    Name: Mary Ann Wells
    Age: 2
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
    Relation: Daughter
    Father's Name: George Wells
    Mother's name: Jane Wells
    Gender: F (Female)
    Where born: Kendal, Westmorland, England
    Civil parish: Kendal, Park, and Castle Lands
    Town: Kendal
    County/Island: Westmorland
    Country: England
    Street Address:

    Occupation:

    Condition as to marriage:

    Disability:

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    Registration district: Kendal
    Sub-registration district: Kendal
    ED, institution, or vessel: 2n
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household schedule number: 54
    Piece: 2442
    Folio: 340
    Page Number: 15
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    George Wells 52
    Jane Wells 52
    George Wells 17
    Jane Wells 14
    Mary Ann Wells 2
    I found a death record for Mary Ann and it was for the East Ward Westmorland and she was 28 years old. Have you any more information about Mary Ann to gain further records

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  25. Since my post to you I have sent for a death certificate for this lady and am now waiting to receive it. Hopefully this will give me a clue as to whether or not she was my great-grandmother. If not, then I am not sure what my next step will be. I had seen the record you referred to but was unable to find out anything more, hence my purchasing the certificate. Many thanks for your reply to my comment and for your help.

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  26. Thank you for this information and for your help. I have now sent for a death certificate for Mary Ann Walls (Westmorland), to ascertain whether or not she is the lady I am seeking. I did post a comment to this effect but as it hasn't yet appeared in your column am not sure if I am doing this correctly. My apologies if this is the case.

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  27. Iam looking for Zachariah Bell, apparently born Kendal, Westmorland, around 1815.

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  28. Sorry i did not get back to you but i have just returned form a holiday in the UK. Did you get the certificate for Mary Ann Walls. What did it say?

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  29. Is this your Ancestor

    Zachariah Bell born Kendal Westmorland

    Death Mar 1859 Manchester

    Spouse Hannah Hulme

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  30. Hello there, I am hoping someone may be able to help me get more details on Joseph Hodgson (b.1814) who married Jane Hesket (b.1813) in Hesket in the Forest 1831. I really need his family as I can't find either the wedding record or birth record.

    Thanks for any pointers,

    Michael

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  31. Joseph Hodgson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
    Name: Joseph Hodgson
    Birth Date:
    Birthplace:
    Age:
    Spouse's Name: Jane Hesket
    Spouse's Birth Date:
    Spouse's Birthplace:
    Spouse's Age:
    Event Date: 20 Oct 1831
    Event Place: Hesket-In-The-Forest, Cumberland, England
    Father's Name:
    Mother's Name:
    Spouse's Father's Name:
    Spouse's Mother's Name:
    Race:
    Marital Status:
    Previous Wife's Name:
    Spouse's Race:
    Spouse's Marital Status:
    Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
    Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I02473-9
    System Origin: England-EASy
    GS Film number: 1472062
    Reference ID: 70

    What other information do you need

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  32. Thanks for that.

    How can I get any of the information listed? I have tried on Ancestry.co.uk but the record isn't even there.

    Sorry but I am newish to this and this is the first important person who I couldn't find electronically and I am unsure how to progress.

    Thanks,

    Michael

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  33. You mentioned that you had tried Ancestors.co.uk
    I had a look on there for your Joseph and he was listed in about 5 Public Family trees.None of them had gone beyond 1811. I would concentrate on finding the children of Joseph and building a picture of their lives

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  34. I have tried the Cumberland Archives. They have mostly Stanwix. When I do find something interesting and want to see it it says I do not have permission to view it without logging in, but I have yet to find anywhere where I can register moch less log in. The site doesn't make much sense.

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  35. Re Zachariah Bell (May 12th post): yes thanks that is my ancestor, but its his birth and marriage I cannot find. I have many other details of his life in Manchester, his wife and children.

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  36. Looking for the baptism of Mary Hodgson about 1700 in Burgh by Sands. She married William Andrews in 1721.

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  37. Parish records on film at the London Family History Centre contain a baptism for Mary Hodgson in 1701, April 16. The entry is a little odd. The father's name begins as Tho, which is then crossed out, and William is written above it, followed by Hodgson als (alias? also?) Thomas.

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  38. Looking for the death of Mary Andrews (nee James) who married William Andrews, of Burgh by Sands, in Scaleby, 1754. Would like an age at death if possible.

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  39. Found my great gran death, Eleanor gibson born 1886 Maryport Cumberland, died 1933 Wigton. Is it possible if you could tell me if she died in Wigton or in another town and we're she is buried?

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  40. Looking for the marriage of Joseph Nicholson & Elizabeth Bowman before 1863 in Farlam or Brampton area.Any information appreciated

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  41. Looking for birth info on Mary Ann Ritson daughter of Isaac Ritson (Cockermouth) & Elizabeth ?. Mary Ann was born approx 1844/45 Carlisle. Any info appreciated

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