Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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/

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

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

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

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 ?

Anonymous said...

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!

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

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

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

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

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Jim Strickland said...

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.

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

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

Anon said...

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

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

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:

Anonymous said...

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

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

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?

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

Is this your Ancestor

Zachariah Bell born Kendal Westmorland

Death Mar 1859 Manchester

Spouse Hannah Hulme

Anonymous said...

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

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

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