Ireby, Cumberland Family History Guide

Ireby is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: High Ireby and Low Ireby.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1705
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1666

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

IREBY, a village, two townships, and a parish in Wigton district, Cumberland. The village stands on the river Ellen, near Caldbeck fells, 5 miles SSE of Leegate r. station, and 7 SSW of Wigton; is supposed by Camden to be the Arbeia of the Romans; was once a market town; and has now a post office under Wigton, and fairs on 21 Feb. and 18 Oct. The townships are Low Ireby and High Ireby; and the former contains the village. Acres, 831 and 2,701. Real property, £1,810 and £1,812. Pop., 337 and 128. Houses, 70 and 25. The parish consists of the two townships. The manor of Low Ireby belongs to F. L. B. Dykes, Esq.; and that of High Ireby, to Sir H. Vane-Bart. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £64. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church was rebuilt in 1847. There is a school with £10 a year from endowment.

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 High Ireby, 1841-1891

Census returns for Low Ireby, 1841-1891

1851 census transcript for Ireby, Cumberland

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Ireby, 1666-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ireby (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Ireby, 1705-1813 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ireby (Cumberland)

Allerdale burial index

Computer printout of Ireby, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Ireby, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1739-1876 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Ireby, Cumberland, England ; marriages, 1739-1875 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Cemeteries

Monumental inscriptions in the chancel and churchyard of Ireby, old church Author: Swift, Francis Bernard

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Cumberland
  • Civil Registration District: Wigton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Carlisle
  • Rural Deanery: Allerdale
  • Poor Law Union: Wigton
  • Hundred: Allerdale below Derwent Ward
  • Province: York