Harrington, Cumberland Family History Guide

Harrington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Bellaport Harbour.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1688

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HARRINGTON, a small seaport town, a parish, and a sub-district in Whitehaven district, Cumberland. The town stands on Bellaport harbour, and on the Whitehaven Junction railway, 2¾ miles S of Workington; is of modern origin, and a sub-port to Whitehaven; carries on a considerable trade, chiefly as a focus of export for extensive neighbouring mines; has a ship-building yard and a ropery, and formerly had chemical works; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Carlisle. The harbour has a pier and a fixed light; the latter 44 feet high, visible at the distance of 11 miles, and put up in 1797. The parish comprises 2,338 acres of land, and 452 of water. Real property, £5,497; of which £86 are in ironworks. Pop. in 1851, 2,169; in 1861, 1,788. Houses, 426. The decrease of pop. was occasioned by the discontinuance of the chemical works, and by diminution of coal-working. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £250. Patron, E. S. Curwen, Esq. The church is a neat edifice, with a tower; and there are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Harrington, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Harrington, 1688-1875 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Harrington (Cumberland)

Church records, 1783-1966 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Harrington (Cumberland)

Church records, 1877-1950 Author: Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Harrington, Cumberland)

Marriages at Harrington, 1652-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Harrington (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Harrington, 1653-1922 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Harrington (Cumberland)

Church records - Indexes

Computer printout of Harriangton, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Harrington, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1688-1812 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Harrington, Cumberland, England ; marriages, 1813-1838 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Harrington, Cumberland, England, christenings, 1813-1876 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Cemeteries

The Memorial inscriptions of the parish church of St. Mary’s, Harrington (old churchyard)

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