Camerton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Seaton.

Parish church: Camerton St Peter

Parish registers begin: 1599

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

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Camerton

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CAMMERTON, a township and a parish in Cockermouth district, Cumberland. The township lies on the river Derwent, and on the Workington and Cockermouth railway, 3 miles E by N of Workington, and has a station on the railway. Acres, 788. Real property, £1,022. Pop., 224. Houses, 41.

The parish includes also the township of Seaton; and extends down the Derwent to the sea. Post Town, Workington. Acres, 3,727; of which 847 are water. Real property, £8,344; of which £3,000 are in mines, and £350 in iron-works. Pop., 1,326. Houses, 277. The property is subdivided. Cammerton Hall is a chief residence.

Coal is largely worked; brickmaking is carried on; and there are tin-plate and iron works.

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £300. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church is very good; and contains the tomb of Black Tom of the north.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CAMMERTON, a parish, in the union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward below Derwent, W. division of Cumberland; containing 941 inhabitants, of whom 154 are in the township of Cammerton, 2 miles (E. N. E.) from Workington.

The parish comprises 3384a. 2r. 20p., and is bounded on the north by the Solway Firth, and on the south by the river Derwent, whence passes a canal to the Seaton iron-works; there are some mines of coal within its limits.

The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £100; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle, whose tithes have been commuted for £327. 1. 6., and who have 18 acres of glebe. The church, rebuilt in 1794, contains an effigy in full length, the feet resting on a lamb, of a person called Black Tom of the North, whose seat here, according to tradition, was Barrow Castle, now in ruins.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Seaton

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SEATON, a township in Cammerton parish, Cumberland; on the river Derwent, 2 miles NNE of Workington. It has a post-office under Workington, and a three-arched bridge. Acres, 2,939; of which 847 are water. Real property, £7,322; of which £3,000 are in mines, £350 in iron-works, and £45 in fisheries. Pop. in 1851, 835; in 1861, 1,102. Houses, 236. There are tin-plate works, hematite iron-works, and several collieries.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Seaton, a township, in the parish of Cammerton, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward below Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 1 ¾ mile (NE) from Workington; containing 787 inhabitants. Here are extensive collieries and iron-works, near which the Derwent is crossed by a stone bridge, opposite to Workington. The appropriate tithes have been commuted for £295. 0. 6., payable to the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle; and there is a glebe of nearly 7 acres.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Parish Records

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England, Cumberland, Camerton – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Cammerton, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Cumberland, Camerton – Church records ( 4 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Cammerton, 1663-1870
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cammerton (Cumberland)

Church records, 1811-1882
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cammerton (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Cammerton, 1599-1908
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cammerton (Cumberland)

[Transcript of marriages, 1663-1812 from the bishop’s transcripts for the parish of Cammerton]
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cammerton (Cumberland)

England, Cumberland, Camerton – Church records – Indexes ( 7 )
1782-1870 death index for the parish of Cammerton, Cumberland, England
Author: Miller, Brenda McMahon

Allerdale burial index
Author: Cumbria Family History Society

Birth index 1600’s through 1810, Parish Camerton, Cumberland, England
Author: Miller, Brenda McMahon

Computer printout of Camerton, Cumbs., Eng

Parish register printouts of Camerton, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1813-1870
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Cammerton, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1663-1812
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Cammerton, Cumberland, England ; marriages, 1813-1845
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Cumberland, Camerton – Vital records – Indexes ( 1 )
1783-1843 marriage index, Parish Cammerton, Cumberland, England
Author: Miller, Brenda McMahon

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Administration

  • County: Cumberland
  • Civil Registration District: Cockermouth
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Carlisle
  • Rural Deanery: Allerdale
  • Poor Law Union: Cockermouth
  • Hundred: Allerdale below Derwent Ward
  • Province: York

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