Edenhall, Cumberland Family History Guide

Edenhall is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Alternative names: Edenhall with Langwathby

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Brougham, Westmorland
  • Culgaith
  • Penrith
  • Great Salkeld
  • Langwathby

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EDENHALL, a township and a parish in Penrith district, Cumberland. The township lies on the river Eden, near Inglewood forest and the boundary with Westmoreland, 3½ miles ENE of Penrith r. station; and has a post-office under Penrith. The parish comprises 3,354 acres. Real property, £3,471. Pop., 287. Houses, 48. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the Stapletons, and passed to the Musgraves. Eden-hall House is the seat of Sir George Musgrave, Bart.; is an edifice of white stone, recently rebuilt, in a style of much elegance; stands amid sloping grounds, tastefully adorned; and contains a curious ancient drinking-glass, called the Luck of Edenhall, fabled to have been obtained from fairies, noted in several romantic ballads, and sung in a poem of three cantos by the Rev. B. Porteous. Much land, formerly waste, was recently reclaimed. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Langwathby, in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £320. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church is beautiful and good; has a low battlemented tower; and contains monuments of the Musgraves, and a brass of one of the Stapletons. A school has £5 from endowment; and other charities £40.

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 Edenhall, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Edenhall, 1662-1874 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Edenhall (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Edenhall, 1558-1977 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Edenhall (Cumberland)

Computer printout of Edenhall, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Edenhall, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1737-1784 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Edenhall, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1737-1838 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Cemeteries

The Memorial inscriptions of Lazonby, Langwathby, Edenhall & Great Salkeld, volume 3 Author: Godwin, Jeremy; Clarke, Pat

The Memorial inscriptions of melmerby, Ousby, kirkland, Skirwith & Culgaith, also, addenda to Croglin, Cumrew, Edenhall, Gamblesby, Kirkoswald, & Renwick, volume 4 Author: Godwin, Jeremy; Clarke, Pat; Smith, Alan

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