Irton, Cumberland Family History Guide

Irton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Melthwaite and Santon, Santon, and Irton, Santon and Melthwaite.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1697
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1676

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

IRTON, a township and a parish in Bootle district, Cumberland. The township lies on the river Irt, 3 miles ENE of Drigg r. station, and 3 NNE of Ravenglass. The parish contains also the townships of Melthwaite and Santon; and its post town is Holmrook, under Whitehaven. Acres, 5,270. Real property, £3,885. Pop., 555. Houses, 93. The property is divided among a few. The manor has belonged, since before the Conquest, to the Irton family. Irton Hall is an ancient mansion, with a square tower; and stands on an eminence, commanding a fine view. Much of the land is hilly, and part is mountainous. Granite is largely quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £96. Patron, J. Ryder, Esq. The church is a modern edifice, on the site of an ancient one; has an embattled tower; and contains a carved oak pulpit, monuments to the Irton family, and a monument to Vice Admiral Hodgson. An ancient stone cross, about 10 feet high, is in the churchyard. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £16.

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 Irton, Santon and Melthwaite, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Irton, 1676-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Irton (Cumberland)

Irton bishops transcripts Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Irton (Cumberland); Sykes, Audrey M. M.

Parish registers for Irton, 1697-1922 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Irton (Cumberland)

Computer printout of Irton, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Irton, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1775-1875 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Irton, Cumberland, England ; marriages, 1775-1838, 1841 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Cemeteries

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

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish records, 1694-1873 Author: Irton (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