Mosser is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cumberland, created in 1774 from a chapelry in Brigham Ancient Parish.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Philip

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1781
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1803

Nonconformists include:

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MOSSER, a township-chapelry in Brigham parish, Cumberland; on the river Cocker, under Whinfield fell, 4 miles S of Cockermouth r. station. Post-town, Cockermouth. Acres, 1,018. Real property, £1,171. Pop., 88. Houses, 18. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to General Wyndham. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £44. Patron, the Earl of Lonsdale. The church is good.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

MOSSER, a chapelry, in the parish of Brigham, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 4½ miles (S.) from Cockermouth; containing 107 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy; income, £44; patron, the Earl of Lonsdale. The chapel is dedicated to St. Philip.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census returns for Mosser, 1841-1891

Bishop’s transcripts for Brigham, 1676-1874 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Brigham (Cumberland)

Bishop’s transcripts for Mosser, 1803-1869 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Mosser (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Brigham, 1564-1942 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Brigham (Cumberland); Church of England. Chapelry of Mosser (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Mosser, 1781-1961 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Mosser (Cumberland)

Computer printout of Mosser, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Brigham, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1676-1808

Parish register printouts of Mosser, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1803-1868

Administration

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

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