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County town: Carlisle
Other major towns: Whitehaven
Origins of Name: not known, Anglo Saxon/ Brittonic

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Mathew Sinclair and Sarah Wood
Trying to find my 3rd Great Grandparents marriage. They were Mathew Sinclair born 1818 in Rockcliffe, Cumberland and Sarah Wood born 1824 Dumfries, Dumfriesshire. They were married between 1852-1856. Any information would be helpful.
red mail Bushby
I'm looking for Bushby descendents from Wigton Cumberland, my grandfather was Robert Bushby, illegitimate, mother was Sarah Ann Bushby born around 1890 in Wigton cumberland, Edit my grandfather could also have been known as Robert Bushby-Nicholson
red mail Mary Scates, soldier father.
Mary Scates was baptised in 1820, Nov 11, daughter of William & Ann, Abode Whinney Fell. William is listed as Soldier; Whinney Fell appears now as mainly moorland with a possible address at 54.910172,-2.668307, from I have not found a local marriage between William & Ann but as soldiers needed permission this may not have happened. However a soldier could be militia, army or retired. Is there any information about military in this area at this time? Ann remarried in Feltham 1824 and in the 1851 census lists birth place as Winnifell, which suggests she met William in Cumberland. From information at death in 1857 (GRO age of 64) a birth date of c. 1793. Any suggestions welcome!
red mail Winnifell Cumberland
I have updated this entry and found 'Winnifell' Widow Ann SCATES in the 1851 census gives her place of birth as Cumberland Winnifell. Scates seems to be an E. Anglian name so she possibly moved south and married, or possibly married into the army. Her death record agrees with census and date of birth c.1793 Any suggestions as to location of 'Winnifell'? Peter Thanks for comments from several people. Have now found that Ann had a daughter, Mary Ann, who married in Harmondsworth in 1841. On her certificate her father was named as Robert Scates but this was her step father who came into her life when she was 4 years old. Later census records give her place of birth as Farlam, Cumberland and her father as William Scates and mother as Ann. Have not found a marriage yet but my gazetteer shows that Farlam is only one mile from Whinny Fell. Have not found sources of Farlam as LDS images are locked
red mail John Williamson
John Williamson, 1851 census shows his D.O.B as 1813. He is my great, great, grandfather. Married to Isabella d.o.b 1821. I cant find any birth record, marriage record. I can find the children they had, I don't have a problem with that. I would like to know if possible his D.O.B and parents. Also Isabella's maiden name.
red mail Mary Bristol Taylor Wilson
Hi all, I would love to hear from anyone who may be related to this Wilson family. Mary was born 1861 in Carlisle. Parents Alexander John Wilson and Jane Taylor Wilson. Mary died in Leeds in June 1866 age 5yrs. Siblings : Alexander, Marjory, Jane, John, James and Charles.I would dearly love to find out why she has "Bristol" as a 2nd name as it isn't part of the family ancestry as far as I know and also where she is buried. She was my Gt Grandpa's little sister. Thank you, Marj
red mail Steadwood-Petford
Looking for the marriage records of my gg grandparents John Steadwood and Janet Petford (ms Fouracres). According to their children's birth records they were married in Carlisle on 3rd November 1881 but, as is common with this couple, I have been unable to find their records. By mid 1882 they were living in Wilton in Roxburghshire. Any help gratefully received!!!
red mail Little Family
I am looking for any info.regarding the Little family.My Grandmother Ellen Little was born in Cumberland in 1871.I know nothing of her parents or siblings.On the 1911 census it states that she was born in Baggora but it appears there is no such place,the only other place I have found is Baggrow,is it possible there was a mistake made on the census form ?.The census form tells me that she was living in Hexham and had been married to my Grandfather William Pearson Snowball for 4 years,unfortunately I am unable to find any record of the marriage,(my Grandfather died in 1917).On my Father's marriage certificate in 1942 it states Father John William Snowball,deceased !!! , although on my Father's birth certificate it gives his Father's name as William Pearson Snowball deceased.I am totally confused and would be grateful if anyone could help regarding my Grandmother's family.
red mail Carruthers/Wallace - Brampton area
I am searching for the marriage of JANE CARRUTHERS with RICHARD WALLACE from 1841 to 1846 in the Brampton area. They are my grandparents. Richard was a Tallow Chandler working in Front St Brampton in 1841 census, Jane was in service in the same street. First child christened in Carlisle in 1845.
red mail Searching for LEACH family
Lewis Born 1812 in Berrier. Married Esther Bacon. Emigrated to Canada around 1840. Possibly a shoemaker.
red mail Statter Family
Seeking information on Statter family from Drigg, Cumberland or Irton, Cumberland. 1851 Census shows family head as John Statter @36yrs, his daughter (born Irton) Ann @1yr; his step-sons Henry and Richard Knight @9 and 7yrs; Braithwaite Statter (brother) @21yrs., Jane Statter (Braithwaite's wife) @22yrs; Elizabeth (sister) @32yrs., and (born Drigg) Ann Statter @1yr. Census shows Civil Parish is Irton, County of Cumberland, Reg. Dist. of Bootle, Sub. Reg. Dist. of Munaster. The Ann Statter born in Drigg is my great grandmother. If you have any information to share I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
red mail Surname of John Hayes wife.
I am looking for the marriage of John Hayes and his wife Jane (surname unknown). She was born in Wigton in 1801 and he was christened in Distington in 1802,probably born 1801. Their children were William, David, john, Fletcher and Mary. John died in 1846 and jane died in 1879. I cannot find het surname.
red mail Malkinson ans Bowstead
Looking for information re Arthur Malkinson b. 1790-1801 (census data) in Cumberland. 1841 Census has his address as Lowmill, occupation `Flax Dresser' He married Elizabeth Bowstead b. 1799/1801 Whitehaven Cumbria on 26.10.1829 in Cleator Cumberland. Her occupation on the Census forms is given as dressmaker There is information that she was christened on 6.10.1802 in St. Nicholas Whitehaven, her mother's name is also Elizabeth. This seems an awful lot of information, but I cannot find out anything about their parentage. Sometimes Bowstead is written as Boustead, but even this has not helped. Any leads would be very welcome. Thank you, Pauline
red mail Errington, Johnston, Barton, Plumpton Wall, Lazonby, Hesket in the Forest
I'm looking for more specific / accurate birth, death and marriage details for Sarah Errington and her groom, Thomas Johnston, married apparently in 1837 in Barton, and lived in the Plumpton Wall / Lazonby from the 1840s. Sarah was born in Hesket in the Forest around 1810, is buried around Plumpton (wall?) in the 1890s and Thomas born around 1804 was buried in the 1860s. I can't find anything accurately identifying each of their parents either. Its possible that Sarah's dad was a James Errington who possibly married a Dorothy Schollick (but I can't find anything on them). I'm descended from one of John and Sarah Johnston's children. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Richard M Bell & Jane Hornsby
Does the following appear in your family tree? - if so, I would be more than willing to exchange notes, info etc. Descendants of : Richard M Bell Generation 1 1. Richard M Bell was born 1836 in Irthington, Cumberland, England. He married Jane Hornsby ABT 1858 in Penrith, Cumberland, England. She was born 1840 in Penrith, Cumberland, England. Children of Richard M Bell and Jane Hornsby: i. Thomas Bell was born 1860 in Penrith, Cumberland, England ii. Ann R Bell was born 1865 in Penrith, Cumberland, England iii. George Bell was born 1868 in Penrith, Cumberland, England iv. Richard M Bell was born 1870 in Penrith, Cumberland, England v. Agnes J Bell was born 1874 in Penrith, Cumberland, England vi. 2. John Edward Bell was born 1880 in Crook, Co Durham, England Generation 2 2. John Edward Bell was born 1880 in Crook, Co Durham, England. He married Minnie Stuart Haldan ABT 1903 in Sunderland, Co Durham, England. She was born 1879 in Longbenton, Co Durham, England, daughter of George Haldan and Margaret Hunter.
red mail mcgow family
john mcgow married a mary bell around 1826. He was a militia man and she was born at walton nr brampton around 1795. Later he became a weaver they had three known children william 1827 died in infancy John bell mcgow my three times great grandfather died around 1898 in south shields and william born 1831. The children were all born at brampton william b. 1831 is on the 1841 census and 1851/1861 as a weaver. John married a jane natrass abt 1851 she was from Lanercost they had 8 children william bell the eldest was my great grand father.I would like info about anything relating to the family prior 1826.
red mail BENSON
Looking for ggrandfather Dr John Benson and his brother Revd.Dr Charles William Benson, the latter having started Rathmines School in 1858, the former having emigrated to Australia in 1864. I am actually looking for their parents.
red mail Irving Dixon Westnewton Cumberland
Looking for maiden name of Irving Dixon born 1794 possibly Scotland. Married James Dixon 1815 at Whitehaven. James Dixon born 1794 at Westnewton. Both buried at Bromfield James died 1856 and Irving died 1873.
red mail Hindmoor cumberland
Looking for parents of Margaret Hindmoor born 1811 at Brampton Cumberland. Married William Wise 11 March 1826 at Loweswater
red mail Adam Olivant
Adam was born in 1856 and married Isabella Bulman (1865-1905) in 1890 in Carlisle, Cumberland. My records show the following children : Margaret 1883, Emily 1885, Isabella 1886, Isabella 1891 Sarah 1893, Lizzie 1895, Bertha 1897 Adam 1900 and Emily B Olivant 1891. Emily 1885 is shown as being Adam's step daughter. Can anyone throw any light on who the mother is of these children. Isabella or Annie Gill?
red mail Annie Gill 1856-1887
I am looking for more information about Annie. She possibly married Adam Olivant in 1878 in Carlisle, Cumberland. She had a son Francis Gill Olivant born 1876 hence the assumption he was illegitimate and was adopted by Adam. There are 2 daughters who might be offspring of both Annie and Adam - Margaret 1883 and Isabella 1886. Can anyone throw new light on Annie and Adamn's family.
red mail BRIGHT
Seeking family information on the following BRIGHT family members, possibly of Cumberland County, who all arrived in Philadelphia, USA in 1830, and lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and California: William BRIGHT, b. abt. 1805; his wife Hannah b. abt. 1807; William BRIGHT b. 1826; Mary Ann BRIGHT b. 1825; Mary BRIGHT b. 1825; and Thomas BRIGHT b. 1828. Thomas Bright died in New Jersey, and the local county history book states that he was the fifth (Thomas Bright) to bear that name in consecutive generations, and that each Thomas Bright has been the fourth son of his parents. It also states that Thomas gr-grandfather was a brother to politician, John Bright, of Greebank near Rochdale, in Lancashire, but I have not been able to confirm this. Have information on their families in the United States that I am willing to share.
red mail John FEARON and Dinal TINDAL Fearon
I am looking for JOHN FEARON born about 1823? in Cumberland, (John's father was Joseph Fearon). John Fearon married on 2/11/1843 to DINAH TINDAL b. 2/3/1823 d.10/14/1865; her father was PETER TINDAL. One of John & Dinal Tindal Fearon's sons was JOSEPH FEARON b. 4/17/1843 in Coniston, Lancashire, England and married ELIZABETH ADDISON LIGHTBURN b. 4/26/1848 in Workhouse, Kirkby Stephen Westmoreland, England.
red mail Bragg
Looking for any information on Bragg family residing in Cumberland. Left London April 1864 and came to NZ July 1864 on Amoor ship. Two brothers came to NZ Joseph aged 24 & William aged 22. Both were farm labourers. Will update with more info soon.
red mail Janet BURNS / John SIMPSON
Searching for information on Janet BURNS born Feb 1852 who is listed on 1861 census for Cumberland (> Thwaites > Bootle > District 6) with her grandparents William and Mary RAWLINSON. The next family on the census is John SIMPSON who could be a relation to Janet's future husband John SIMPSON born Nov 1850. Janet & John with their children Susannah, William R., and Mark immigrate to Quebec Canada in 1885 and then to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA before 1900. I am decended from their youngest son Christopher MacDonald Simpson born in Canada in August 1888.
red mail BIGGINS, Robert
Robert Biggins married in Victoria, Australia in 1867. He was said to have been born in Cumberland between 1837 and 1841. He died in 1884 at Alexandra, Victoria leaving a wife (previously a convict) a well read and literate woman named Caroline nee TOE from Berkshire. They had about 8 children who she raised alone. They have descendants in Western and Eastern AUstralia, and the Los Angeles USA.
red mail William Armstrong & Snowden Armstrong
Looking for any information on William armstrong born about 1853/55 in Lanercost, his parents were William & Mary Armstrong. On the 1861 Census he is 16 and living in Langwathby with his family and is a Apprentice Blacksmith. He may have gone to Canada and became a Bank Manager.Can anyone help me to fill in the gaps?. Snowden Armstrong born about 1871 to parents John & Lettice Armstrong, where is he after 1891? can anyone help? Many Thanks Elaine
red mail John and Rachel Teasdale
I have a grave marker for a Rachel wife of John Teasdale. The stone says she is from Cumberland. REgards, Nancy
red mail Cumbrian Bushby/Bushbie
I have traced my Bushby family back to the mid 1400's - however, they are from Sussex and I have never been able to connect them to the Cumbrian branch. There are Wills and Deeds dating back to 1570's for the Cumbrian Bushbys. I would love to get in touch with other Bushby researchers from Cumbria and try to narrow the North - South divide...!!!
red mail Looking for Living relatives of
Edward James Skeggs, Margaret-Holmes-Skeggs,Moved to Australia with 6 children in 1963, Im the youngest of the six
red mail Mawson family
Looking for relatives of my G grandparents Jane Forrester who married Jona Crosthwait, daughter Annie Mary married Joseph Anthony Mawson, who were my grandparents, they lived in Keswick in Windebrow Ave. My grandfathers parents names were Harry Mawson, wife Bella (Poole)and they lived at no. 10 Derwent st. Keswick. My grandparents had 3 children Alma b 1919, Jane b 1922 and Bernard b 1933, Alma married a New Zealander (My mother) My grandfather had 4 sisters Mable, Agnus Jessy (she went to Canada to live) Ethel, John and George. Would like to find other relatives related to my family.
red mail Samuel Morton
My grandad - Samuel Morton was born in Whitehaven in 1907, he had a brother called William Smith Morton and a sister called Mabel Morton. His mother and father were called Samuel Morton and Mary Ellen Morton (nee McLaughlin). Samuel Morton Snr worked in a Gold Mine in South Africa (I think) and died there. Mary Ellen Morton went on to re-marry a man by the surname Gregg/Greig
Researching the following families Thomas Graham c1760 married to Eleanor Armstrong c1762 both of Crossbanks Lowfield and Kirkland. I have managed to find six children. Their Son David Graham 1792 Torpenhow married to Margaret Allan 1798 Carlise. David and Margaret married 09/05/1818 Wigton. Also six children. David and Margaret's son Robert Graham 1826 Torpenhow married to Margaret Armstrong 1823 Cockermouth. Robert and Margaret married 25/12/1852 Cockermouth. Robert and Margaret had four children Mary Graham 1855 married in Cockermouth 1873 to Henry Wood 1852 (one child). Thomas Graham 1857 married in Cockermouth 1885 to Mary Ridge 1856(two children) Margaret Jane Graham 1858-1929 married 21/03/1896 to Frederick William John Fairbrother 1859-1919. Margaret had two illegitimate daughters before she married Frederick who was a widower. There were two children from this marriage Emma Victoria Fairbrother 1897(my Grandmother) and Robert Horatio Fairbrother 1900. David Graham 1861 married Cockermouth 1886 to Frances Ann Kendall 1864-1895. (two children). Regards Maria
red mail looking for tiffin family
I am looking for info on the Tiffin Family in around Cumberland AREA but they will have moved to South shields in the late 1800's so any help would be great My grand mother married two men Greggs and Bates and was left a widow by the 1920's
red mail Joseph Wilkinson
I would like any information about the parents of Joseph Wilkinson who was born in Cumberland around 1867. He married Annie Clarke in 1886 and at the time of the 1901 census they were living in Workington. His fathers name is not shown on his marriage certificate.
red mail Schoolmaster caldbeck haltcliff area
Researching John McVennon born 1815 or mucklevennon name also used Bassenthwaite schoolmaster around the Wigton, Caldbeck haltclif,stanwix and Penrith area. Wife Jane born 1811 cornwall.son Jared Little (or Settle), Green, Mucklevennon. a joiner who moved to DARLINGTON then moved to Tynemouth looking for parents of john and siblings.
red mail Thomas Graham
Does anyone know of Thomas Graham born 1859 in WORKINGTON CUMBERLAND married Mary (maiden name unknown) who was born in 1857 in Birkenhead Cheshire. One of their children was Thomas born 1882 in Birkenhead (my Grandfather)
red mail Corrie
Looking for information on a Jonah Corrie brn abt 1801 married Ann from Brixton Surrey in 1855 does anyone know his or her family.
red mail Snowdon
Trying to find information on Robert Snowdon born 1814 in cumbria
red mail Jane Root/Roote married Frederick Pears
Any info on Jane Root/Roote from Norwich who married Frederick Pears from Scotland abt 1850. They settled in Dumfries and then Whitehaven Cumberland
William and Jane (MARTIN) BETHWAITE married 6 March 1819 at All Saints, Cockermouth, Cumberland, they had 9 children together, my 2nd Gt. Grandmother Ann BETHWAITE b. 1826 @ Flimby, was twin sister to Jane BETHWAITE, their siblings are Joseph BETHWAITE, b. 1819, Sarah BETHWAITE, b. 1824, Margaret BETHWAITE, b. 1828, William BETHWAITE, b. 1830, Robert BETHWAITE, b.1832, Zillah BETHWAITE, b. 1835, John BETHWAITE, b. 1837. Ann BETHWAITE married Charles GRAHAM b. 1825c Scotland 1850c, their 1st child being born Aug 1851 and Baptised Dec 1851 at Flimby. We have been unable to locate their marriage also Ann's death after July 1861 which is the date of birth of the last child George GRAHAM he was born at Cramlington, Northumberland, we next find the family on the 1871 Census living in Hetton, County Durham, by this time Charles GRAHAM has a new wife, the 2nd marriage took place Aug 1865 at Tynemouth to Mary LINNEN/LINNER it is actually recorded twice on the GRO in both LINNEN and LINNER, they had 6 children together, Thomas b. 1867 @ New Herrington, Elizabeth b. 1869 @ Newbottle, Mary b. 1871 @ Hetton, James b. 1877c @ Seaham, Maria b. 1879 @ Hetton, Margaret b. 1881c Hetton. I would like to hear from anyone who may have a link to any the above details.
red mail re Henry Messenger
Now know Henry's fathers name was Henry and his mother was Mary. Can anyone help with information as to where they came from. Our Henry was born 02/10/1902 Cumberland.
red mail Henry Messenger
Looking for birth record of Henry Messenger born Cumberland 02/10/1902. Family sources say his mothers name was Layton father unknown.
red mail John Johnstone
Looking for any information on John Johnstone,born about 1832 listed on census as being born in Cumberland. He married Harriett.... Their children, Harriett, James, Jane, Sarah, John, Margaret & my great grandmother Janet were all born in London. Any information would be appreciated.
red mail Agnes Rennie
I am searching for relatives of Agnes Rennie who was living in Cumberland on the 1901 census. If this is MY Agnes she was born in Ireland and was married to Robert Rennie and at some point moved to Peel on the Isle of Man. After Robert's death I assume she went to relatives in Cumberland.
red mail Whitfield
Trying to find descendants of Whitfield family who originated in Haltwistle, Northumberland but mostly in Workington, Cumberland. John Whitfield (born Haltwistle, Northumberland)and Mary Whitfield (nee Beeby born Cumwhitton, Cumberland)had 11 children, the last six born in Workington, one of whom was my Great Grandfather Joseph born 1848, believe he left England sometime in the early 1880's to join his brother William who was in Australia. One Census address was Seaton Iron Works where the father John was a Lead Miner.
red mail Tate, William
Trying to locate Birth Certificate for William Tate, born 29th February 1896, County Cumberland.

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