Crosscanonby is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Crosby, Crossby, and Birkby.

Alternative names: Cross Canonby

Parish church: St. John

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1663
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1669

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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CANONBY (Cross), a township and a parish in Cockermouth district, Cumberland. The township lies on the river Ellen, the Mayport and Carlisle railway, and the Solway frith, 2 miles NE of Maryport. Acres, 1,093; of which 426 are water. Real property, £4,571; of which £650 are in mines. Pop., 87. Houses, 17.

The parish includes also the townships of Crosby and Birkby, and the chapelry of Maryport; and its Post Town is Maryport. Acres, 3,911; of which 993 are water. Rated property, £14,111. Pop., 6,900. Houses, 1,492. The property is much subdivided. Coal and stone are worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £300. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church is partly Norman, and very good. The p. curacy of Maryport 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

CANNONBY, CROSS (St. John), a parish, in the union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward below Derwent, W. division of Cumberland; comprising the town of Maryport, and the townships of Birkby, Cross Cannonby, and Crossby; the whole containing 5731 inhabitants, of whom 59 are in the township of Cross Cannonby, 2½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Maryport.

This parish, which is situated on the shore of the Solway Firth, and bounded on the south by the river Ellen, comprises by computation 2415 acres. It contains coal and freestone; and in a quarry of the latter, some implements supposed to be Roman were found a few years ago, from which it is thought that the stone used in erecting the Roman station at Ellenborough was obtained here. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle, the appropriators; with a net income of £150. The church is of early Norman architecture. There is a chapel at Maryport.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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England, Cumberland, Canonby (Cross)

England, Cumberland, Cross-Canonby – Cemeteries ( 2 )
The memorial inscriptions of the old church yard of the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Crosscanonby
Author: Smith, D.; Reed, Elsie; Cumbria Family History Society

Register of burials, 1856-1901
Author: Cross Canonby Cemetery (Cumberland)

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

England, Cumberland, Cross-Canonby – Church records ( 6 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Cross-Canonby, 1669-1882
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cross-Canonby (Cumberland)

Bishop’s transcripts for Maryport, 1761-1866
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Maryport (Cumberland)

Church records, 1862-1904
Author: Primitive Methodist Chapel (Cross-Cannonby, Cumberland)

Parish records, 1853-1901
Author: Cross-Canonby (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Cross-Canonby, 1663-1909
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cross-Canonby (Cumberland)

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

England, Cumberland, Cross-Canonby – Church records – Indexes ( 6 )
Allerdale burial index
Author: Cumbria Family History Society

Computer printout of Cross Canonby, Cumb., Eng

Computer printout of Maryport, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Cross-Canonby, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1669-1736
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Cross-Canonby, Cumberland, England ; marriages, 1761-1837
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Cross-Canonby, Cumberland, England, christenings, 1716-1875
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Cumberland, Cross-Canonby – Public records ( 1 )
Parish records, 1853-1901
Author: Cross-Canonby (Cumberland)

England, Cumberland, Cross-Canonby – Taxation ( 1 )
Parish records, 1853-1901
Author: Cross-Canonby (Cumberland)

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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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