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Cumberland 

Published in 1828, Pigot's Directory entry for Cumberland begins: "Cumberland is a maritime and northern county, bounded on the west by the Irish sea, on the east by the counties of Northumberland and Durham, on the south by those of Westmorland and Lancashire, and on the north it is separated from Scotland by the waters of the Solway, the Scot's dyke, and the river Liddal. The greatest extent of the county is about 80 miles, but its mean length is not more than 60; its general breadth is 35, and its circumference 224 miles...

At the time of the Norman conquest Cumberland was so impoverished, that William the Conqueror remitted all its taxations; for which reason it is not rated in the Domesday book as other counties are.

The surface of this county is extremely irregular and broken; the districts to the south west exhibit a gigantic combination of lofty and rugged mountains, promiscuously thrown together, but enclosing many beautiful though narrow valleys, as well as fine lakes, rivers and some extensive woodlands; on the east side another range of hills stretches away to Scotland...

The mineralogical productions of this county are rich and varied, and include lead, copper and iron ores, zinc cobalt, antimony and black lead... The principal manufactures of Cumberland are the spinning and manufacturing of cotton into various fabrics, and calico-printing..."

 

Family History, Genealogy and Local History Research Information for Cumberland

Location
Directories
Resources
Population
Districts
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Parishes, Towns and Places

 

Location  
Population of Cumberland
1801 117,230

1811 133,665
1821 156,124
1831 169,681
1841 178,038
1851 195,492
1861 205,276
1871 220,253
1881 250,647
1891 266,549
1901 266,933
1911 265,746
1921 273,173
1931 263,151
1951 285,338
1961 294,303
1971 292,187
1981 471,696
1991 483,163

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Size of Cumberland in acres

(boundary changes)

1831 969,490

1841 969,490
1851 1,001,273
1861 1,001,273
1871 970,161
1881 970,161
1891 970,161
1901 973,086
1911 973,086
1921 973,086
1931 973,086
1951 973,147
1961 973,147
1971 973,137
1981 1,682,781
1991 1,686,045

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Directories covering Cumberland
1791 Universal British Directory
1805-07 Holden's Triennial Directory - Carlisle
1805-07 Holden's Triennial Directory - Whitehaven
1828-9 Pigot Directory - Cumberland
1829 White's History, Directory & Gazetteer of Cumberland
1847 Mannix History, Gazetteer & Directory of Cumberland
1858 Post Office Directory of Cumberland
1873 Post Office Directory of Cumberland
1883 Bulmer's History & Directory of West Cumberland
1894 Kelly's Directory of Cumberland
1897 Kelly's Directory of Cumberland
1901 Bulmer's History, Topography & Directory of Cumberland
1906 Kelly's Directory of Cumberland
1910 Kelly's Directory of Cumberland
1914 Kelly's Directory of Cumberland

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Resources for family history research in Cumberland
1710-74 Inland Revenue Board of Stamps Apprenticeship Records
1787-1854 Trinity House Petitions Index
1841 Census - Cumberland
1851 Census - Cumberland
1861 Census - Cumberland
1871 Census - Cumberland
1873 Return of Owners of Land
1881 Census - Cumberland
1891 Census - Cumberland
1895 Mackenzie's Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales
1901 Census - Cumberland
  Birth and Baptism Records
  Burial Records
  Marriage Records

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Transcriptions

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Inland Revenue Board of Stamps Apprenticeship Records
1710 - 1719  
1720 - 1729  
1730 - 1739 Order a search of Apprentice records
1740 - 1749 for an ancestor's name
1750 - 1759  
1760 - 1774  
1710 - 1774 Whole period  
 
Census Returns      
1841   Order a census search Order a transcription of family household where reference given

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1851  
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1891  
1901  
 
Cumberland Resources      
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Cumberland Directories      
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Baptisms, Marriages and Burials Transcription of entries for an ancestor's name

Transcription of a village

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Village Profile

 

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Parishes, Towns and Places
Is it in Cumberland

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A
Abbey Holme
Addingham
Aikton
Ainstable
Allhallows
Allonby
Alston
Arlecdon
Armathwaite
Arthuret
Aspatria

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B
Bassenthwaite
Beaumont
Beckermet
Bewcastle
Blackford
Bolton Parish
Bootle
Borrowdale
Bowness On Solway
Brampton
Bridekirk
Brigham
Bromfield
Broughton
Burgh By Sands
Buttermere

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C
Caldbeck
Calder Bridge
Camerton
Cannonby Cross
Carlatton
Carlisle
Castle Carrock
Castle Sowerby
Castlerigg Saint John
Cleator
Cockermouth
Copeland Forest
Corney
Croglin
Crosby Upon Eden
Crosscanonby
Crosthwaite
Culgaith
Cultram
Cumrew
Cumwhitton

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D
Dacre
Dalston
Dean
Dearham
Distington
Drigg

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E
Edenhall
Egremont
Embleton
Ennerdale
Eskdale

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F
Farlam
Flimby

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G
Garrigill
Gilcrux
Gilsland
Gosforth
Great And Little Clifton
Great Orton
Great Salkeld
Greystoke
Grinsdale

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H
Haile
Harrington
Hayton By Brampton
Hensingham
Hesket In The Forest
Highhead
Holme Cultram
Holme Eden
Holme St. Cuthbert
Houghton
Huddlesceugh
Hutton In The Forest

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I
Ireby
Irthington
Irton
Isel
Ivegill

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J
Johnby

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K
Keswick
Kingmoor
Kirkandrews Upon Eden
Kirkandrews Upon Esk
Kirkbampton
Kirkbride
Kirkby Beacock
Kirkcambeck
Kirkland Near Penrith
Kirklinton
Kirkoswald

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L
Lamplugh
Lanercost
Langwathby
Lazonby
Longtown
Lorton
Low Holme
Loweswater

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M
Maryport
Matterdale
Melmerby
Millom
Moresby
Mosser
Muncaster
Mungrisdale

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N
Nenthead
Nether Denton
Nether Wasdale
Newlands By Keswick
Newton Arlosh
Newton Reigny
Nichol Forest

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O
Olme Cultram
Orton
Ousby
Over Denton

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P
Penrith
Plumbland
Plumpton Wall
Ponsonby

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Q
Quarryhill

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R
Raughton Head
Ravenglass
Renwick
Rockcliffe

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S
Saint Bees
Saint Bridget Beckermet
Saint John Beckermet
Saint John with Castlerigg
Saint Johns In The Vale By Keswick
Scaleby
Scotby
Sebergham
Setmurthy
Skelton
Stanwix
Stapleton

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T
Thornthwaite
Threlkeld
Thursby
Thwaites
Torpenhow

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U
Uldale
Ulpha
Upper Denton

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V

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W
Waberthwaite
Walton
Warwick
Wasdale Head
Watermillock
Westward
Wetheral
Whicham
Whitbeck
Whitehaven
Wigton
Workington
Wreay By Carlisle
Wythburn
Wythop

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