Cumwhitton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cumberland, created in 1740 from chapelry in Wetheral Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Northscleugh with Moorthwaite.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1695
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1665

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CUMWHITTON, a township and a parish in Brampton district, Cumberland. The township lies near the river Eden, 2¾ miles S by E of How Mill r. station, and 7¾ ESE of Carlisle. Real property, £1,875. Pop., 222. Houses, 50. The parish contains also the township of Northscleugh-with-Moorthwaite; and its post town is Corby, under Carlisle. Acres, 5,400. Real property, £5,148. Pop., 529. Houses, 106. The property is subdivided. The surface contains some fine scenery. A waste tract in the south-east, called King Harry, has the Druidical circle of Grey Yauds, 52 yards in diameter, with 88 stones. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £102. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church is tolerable.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CUMWHITTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Brampton, Eskdale ward, E. division of Cumberland; comprising the townships of Cumwhitton, Moorthwaite, and Northsceugh; and containing 533 inhabitants, of whom 242 are in the township of Cumwhitton, 9 miles (E. S. E.) from Carlisle. The parish comprises 5400a. 2r. 29p., the whole of which is arable, with the exception of about 140 acres of meadow, the ground occupied by a few Scottish firs and larches, and the plantations on the banks of the Eden. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £102; patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church is in the Norman style, and consists of a nave, chancel, and north aisle; a tower was built in 1810, and the ancient lancet windows have been displaced for others of larger dimensions. On an eminence called “King Harry” is a Druidical temple, the stones of which, 90 in number, are placed in a circular position; and the lines of intrenchments may be traced on the common.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Cumwhitton, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Cumwhitton, 1665-1877 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cumwhitton (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Cumwhitton, 1694-1961 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cumwhitton (Cumberland)

The surnames of the brides and bridegrooms of Cumwhitton, 1665-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cumwhitton (Cumberland)

Computer printout of Cumwhitton, Cumb., Eng

Public records

Civil records, Cumwhitton, Cumberland, England, 1712-1868

Parish records, 1712-1874 Author: Cumwhitton (Cumberland)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish records, 1712-1874 Author: Cumwhitton (Cumberland)

Taxation

Parish records, 1712-1874 Author: Cumwhitton (Cumberland)

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: Brampton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Carlisle
  • Rural Deanery: Carlisle
  • Poor Law Union: Brampton
  • Hundred: Eskdale Ward
  • Province: York

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