Ponsonby is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1723
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1702

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PONSONBY, a parish in Whitehaven district, Cumberland; on the river Calder, at Calder-Bridge, 2 miles E of Braystones r. station, and 4 SE by S of Egremont. Post-town, Calder-Bridge, under Whitehaven. Acres, 2,265. Real property, with Newton, £1,799. Pop., 175. Houses, 27. The manor was held, at the Norman Conquest, by the Ponsonbys, ancestors of the Earl of Bessborough, and, with P. Hall, belongs now to W. Stanley, Esq. The hall was built about 1786; contains many old curiosities, brought from Dalegarth; and stands in a finely wooded park, with picturesque features, and commanding extensive views. A Roman camp is at P. Fell. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £113. Patron, W. Stanley, Esq. The church is ancient; and has some old stained glass, and a tower and spire; and contains monuments of the Stanleys.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

PONSONBY, a parish, in the union of Whitehaven, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 4¾ miles (S. E. by S.) from Egremont; containing 187 inhabitants. It is bounded on the north by the river Calder: freestone is obtained within its limits. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £113; patron and impropriator, E. Stanley, Esq. The church is a neat structure, containing some ancient stained glass brought from Dalegarth Hall. On an eminence at Infell are the remains of a Roman camp.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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England, Cumberland, Ponsonby – Cemeteries ( 1 )
The monumental inscriptions of the graveyard of St. Bridget’s Beckermet and of the churches and graveyards of St. John’s Beckermet and Ponsonby
Author: Stout, H. B.

England, Cumberland, Ponsonby – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Ponsonby, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Cumberland, Ponsonby – Church records ( 1 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Ponsonby, 1702-1871
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ponsonby (Cumberland)

England, Cumberland, Ponsonby – Church records – Indexes ( 4 )
Computer printout of Ponsonby, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Ponsonby, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1702-1797
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Ponsonby, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1798-1870
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Ponsonby, Cumberland, England ; marriages, 1800-1852
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

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

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