Eskdale, Cumberland Family History Guide

Eskdale is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cumberland, created in 1747 from chapelry in St Bees Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Eskdale and Wasdale

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1625
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1676

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ESKDALE, a chapelry in St. Bees parish, Cumberland; on the river Esk, 7 miles NE by E of Ravenglass r. station. It has a post office under Whitehaven. Acres, 13,000. Real property, with Wasdale, £1,728. Pop., 346. Houses, 63. The property is much sub-divided. The surface consists largely of moor and mountain. Micaceous iron ore is found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £66. Patron, W. Stanley, Esq. The church is very good; and there are charities £10.

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 Eskdale and Wasdale, 1841-1891

1851 census, Eskdale, Netherwasdale and Wasdale Author: Russell, M. M., Mrs.

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Eskdale, 1676-1871 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Eskdale (Cumberland)

Church records, 1870-1891 Author: Bible Christian Church. Millom and Dalton Circuit (Lancashire)

Parish register printouts of Eskdale, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1778-1871 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish registers for Eskdale, 1625-1930 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Eskdale (Cumberland)

The registers of St. Catherines, Eskdale, for the years 1630-1812 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Eskdale (Cumberland)

Computer printout of Eskdale, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Eskdale, Cumberland, England ; marriages, 1778-1867 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Cemeteries

St. Catherine, Eskdale parish church : ground plan of church and graveyard Author: Porter, John; Porter, Bruce H.; Porter, Lorna D.; Thompson, Bertie

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish records, 1699-1903 Author: Eskdale (Cumberland)

Public records

Parish records, 1699-1903 Author: Eskdale (Cumberland)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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