Cumwhitton, Cumberland Family History Guide

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:

Parish registers begin:

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

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Cumrew
  • Holme Eden
  • Hayton
  • Kirkoswald
  • Wetheral with Warwick
  • Ainstable
  • Carlatton
  • Croglin

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].

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)

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