Gosforth, Cumberland Family History Guide

Gosforth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Boon Wood, Newton, and Bolton and Boonwood.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1571
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1676

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GOSFORTH, a village and a parish in Whitehaven district, Cumberland. The village stands 3 miles ENE of Sea-scale r. station, and 6¾ SE by S of Egremont; and has a post-office under Whitehaven. The parish includes also the hamlets of Bolton, Boon-Wood, and Newton. Acres, 8,626; of which 226 are water. Real property, exclusive of Newton, £5,032. Pop., 1,146. Houses, 221. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £104. Patrons, the Representatives of Sir H. F. Senhouse. The church shows Norman features, and is neat and good. A tall pillar, supposed to be Danish, sculptured all over with curious devices, stands in the churchyard, and was formerly surmounted by a cross. There is a national school.

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 Gosforth, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Gosforth, 1676-1892 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Gosforth (Cumberland)

Marriages at Gosforth, 1571-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Gosforth (Cumberland)

Computer printout of Gosforth, Cumb., Eng

Cemeteries

Gosforth [Cumberland], St. Mary’s [monumental inscriptions]

The memorial inscriptions of St. Mary’s Church, Gosforth, St. Paul’s Church, Irton, St. Peter’s Church, Drigg Author: Cumbria Family History Society

Monumental inscriptions, Gosforth [Cumberland], St. Mary’s

‘New’ section supplement to the memorial inscriptions of St. Mary’s Church, Gosforth Author: Cumbria Family History Society

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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