Isel, Cumberland Family History Guide

Isel is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Isel Old Park, Old Park Isell, Isell Old Park, Sunderland, Blindcrake, Isell and Redmain, and Blindcrake Isel and Redmaine.

Alternative names: Isall, Isell

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1669
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1666

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ISELL, or ISALL, a village, a township, and a parish in Cockermouth district, Cumberland. The village stands on the river Derwent, 3 miles NE of Cockermouth r. station. The township bears the name of Blindcrake, Isell, and Redmain. Real property, £6,780. Pop., 335. Houses, 72. The parish contains also the townships of Isell Old Park and Sunderland. Post-town, Cockermouth. Acres, 6,760. Real property, £8,561. Pop., 492. Houses, 99. The property is much subdivided. The manor, with Isell Hall, belongs to Sir W. Lawson, Bart. Building stone is quarried; and coal and copper ore were formerly worked. A bridge of 1691 here spans the Derwent. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £157. Patron, Sir W. Lawson, Bart. The church is ancient but good, and has a bell turret.

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

Parish Records

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Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Isell, 1666-1896 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Isell (Cumberland)

Church records, 1721-1938 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Isell (Cumberland)

Marriages, births and burials, 1651-1794 Author: Society of Friends. Isel Preparative Meeting (Cumberlandshire)

Parish registers for Isell, 1669-1977 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Isell (Cumberland)

[Transcript of marriages, 1666-1812 from the bishop’s transcripts for the parish of Isell, Cumberland] Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Isell (Cumberland)

A true copy of Isell church registers from 1666 onwards Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Isell (Cumberland)

Church records - Indexes

Allerdale burial index

Computer printout of Isel or Isell, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Isell, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1666-1734 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Isell, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1735-1876 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Isell, Cumberland, England ; marriages, 1735-1852 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Cemeteries

List of memorials and headstones to be found in Isel church and in the older section of the churchyard Author: McGuffie, Isobel

Public records

Church records, 1721-1938 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Isell (Cumberland)

Schools

The national school register of admission, progress & withdrawal, 1874-1965 Author: Isell National School (Cumberland)

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