Gilcrux, Cumberland Family History Guide

Gilcrux is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1589
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1663

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GILCRUX, a parish in Cockermouth district, Cumberland; on the river Ellen, adjacent to the Carlisle and Maryport railway, about a mile from Bull-Gill r. station, and 5½ NNW of Cockermouth. Post town, Plumbland, under Carlisle. Acres, 1,964. Real property, £4,728; of which £2,000 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 504; in 1861, 653. Houses, 117. The increase of pop. arose from the extension of coal mines. The property is divided among a few. Coal, limestone, and freestone, abound. There are numerous springs of excellent water. and a remarkable spring of salt-water. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £100. Patron, the Bishop of Carlisle. The church is ancient An endowed school has £24.

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 Gilcrux, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Gilcrux, 1663-1875 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Gilcrux (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Gilcrux, 1589-1861 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Gilcrux (Cumberland)

Allerdale burial index Author: Cumbria Family History Society

Computer printout of Gilcrux, Cumberland, England

Parish register printouts of Gilcrux, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1740-1875 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Gilcrux, Cumberland, England ; marriages, 1740-1864 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

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