Cleator is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Cleator Lane End and Cleater Moor.

Alternative names: Cleater

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1572
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1689

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic, Unitarian and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CLEATOR, three villages and a parish in White-haven district, Cumberland. The villages are Cleator, Cleator Moor, and Cleator-Lane-End; the first stands on the river Eden, 4 miles SE by S of Whitehaven; the others are within a mile of this; all three have post offices under Whitehaven, that of Cleator Moor with; and Cleator Moor has likewise a station on a branch line of 2 miles, called the Cleator branch of the Whitehaven and Egremont railway. The parish comprises 2,844 acres. Real property, £29,387; of which £23,201 are in mines, and £900 in iron-works. Pop., 3,995. Houses, 637. The property is much subdivided. The Flosh, adjacent to Cleator village, is the seat of T. Ainsworth. Esq. There are two factories, and extensive collieries and ironworks. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £79. Patron, the Earl of Lonsdale. The church is tolerable; and there are chapels for Wesleyans, Unitarians, and Roman Catholics.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Cleator, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Cleator, 1689-1869 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cleator (Cumberland)

Church records, 1888-1934 Author: Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Cleator, Cumberland)

Computer printout of Cleator, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Cleator, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1813-1869 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department


Pre-1900 memorial inscriptions and history of Haile Church and St. Leonard’s Church, Cleator Author: Pooley, Brian; Pooley, John


Cleator and Cleator Moor : past and present. seventy illustrations Author: Caine, Caesar

Cumberland Archives & Family History Groups

Cumbria Archives – covers Cumberland and Westmorland

Cumbria Family History Society


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



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


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


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cumberland
  • Civil Registration District: Whitehaven
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries – Copeland
  • Diocese: Carlisle
  • Rural Deanery: Copeland
  • Poor Law Union: Whitehaven
  • Hundred: Allerdale above Derwent Ward
  • Province: York

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