Ponsonby is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1723
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1702
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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].
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Civil Registration District: Whitehaven
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Copeland
Rural Deanery: Copeland
Poor Law Union: Whitehaven
Hundred: Allerdale above Derwent Ward