Castle Sowerby is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Row Bound, Stockdalewath, Southernby Bound, Southernby, Stockdalewath Bound, How Bound, Bustabeck Bound, and Bustabeck.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Kentigern

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1609
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1664

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CASTLE-SOWERBY, a parish in Penrith district, Cumberland; in Inglewood forest, under Carrock fell, 3 miles SE by E of Hesket-Newmarket, and 7 W of Plumpton r. station. It contains the townships of Bustabeck-Bound, How-Bound, Row-Bound, Southernby-Bound, and Stockdalewath-Bound; and its Post Town is Hesket-Newmarket, under Wigton. Acres, 7,940. Real property, £5,112. Pop., 906. Houses, 194. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to the Duke of Devonshire. An ancient fortress stood near the church; and an old circular fort is at How-hill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £90. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church is tolerable. The p. curacy of Raughton-Head is a separate benefice.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

SOWERBY, CASTLE (St. Kentigern), a parish, in the union of Penrith, Leath ward, E. division of Cumberland, 3¼ miles (S. E. by E.) from Hesket-Newmarket; containing, with the chapelry of Raughton-Head, and the townships of Bustabeck-Bound, How-Bound, Row-Bound, Southernby-Bound, and Stockdalewath-Bound, 1007 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £17. 10. 5.; net income, £98, with a glebe-house; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The tithes, with certain exceptions, were commuted for land in 1767. A school is endowed with £10 per annum. At Raughton-Head is a separate incumbency; and at Birksceugh are the remains of a chapel called Lady Chapel.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Castle-Sowerby, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts Castle-Sowerby and Raughton-Head, 1664-1877 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castle-Sowerby (Cumberland); Church of England. Chapelry of Raughton-Head (Cumberland)

Bishop’s transcripts Raughton-Head, 1702-1869 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Raughton-Head (Cumberland)

Castle-Sowerby parish registers, 1617-1710 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castle-Sowerby (Cumberland); Swift, Francis Bernard

Church records, 1707-1916 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castle-Sowerby (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Castle-Sowerby, 1612-1977 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castle-Sowerby (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Raughton-Head, 1716-1984 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Raughton-Head (Cumberland)

[Transcript of marriages, 1615-1812, from the bishop’s transcript of the chapelry of Raughton-Head, Cumberland] Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Raughton-Head (Cumberland)

[Transcript of marriages, 1625-1812 from the bishop’s transcripts for the parish of Castle-Sowerby] Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castle-Sowerby (Cumberland)

Computer printout of Castle Sowerby, Cumb., Eng

Computer printout of Raughton Head, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Castle-Sowerby, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1664-1738 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Castle-Sowerby, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1738-1875 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Castle-Sowerby, Cumberland, England ; marriages, 1738-1843 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Public records

Parish records, 1766-1942 Author: Raughton-Head (Cumerland)

Schools

Parish records, 1766-1942 Author: Raughton-Head (Cumerland)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish records, 1766-1942 Author: Raughton-Head (Cumerland)

Cumberland Archives & Family History Groups

Cumbria Archives – covers Cumberland and Westmorland

Cumbria Family History Society

Cumberland

England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990

Cumbria BMD

Cumberland ~ Births ~ Marriages ~ Deaths

Cumberland & Westmorland Newspaper Archives

Keswick At War Keswick War Memorial Cumberland History Ww1 Ww2 Boer

Cumberland Document Transcriptions

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977

Census

FreeCen

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911

Occupations

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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

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