Setmurthy is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cumberland, created in 1748 from a chapelry in Brigham Ancient Parish.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1759
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1813

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SETMURTHY, a township-chapelry in Brigham parish, Cumberland; near Cockermouth town and r. station. Post-town, Cockermouth. Acres, 2, 579. Real property, £2, 418. Pop., 166. Houses, 36. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £48. Patrons, the Inhabitants. The church was built in 1794; and there is an endowed school.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

SETMURTHY, a chapelry, in the parish of Brigham, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 4 miles (E. N. E.) from Cockermouth; containing 181 inhabitants.

The chapelry comprises 2579a. 24p., of which about 1690 acres are pasture, 763 arable, and 124 woodland. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £54; patrons, the Inhabitants. A rent-charge of £16 has been awarded as a commutation for the impropriate tithes. The chapel, a plain neat edifice, was built by the landed proprietors in 1794; and a school was erected in the following year, for the endowment of which about 60 acres of land were allotted at the inclosure, in 1812.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Memorial inscriptions, St. Barnabas’ Church, Setmurthy, Cumbria Author: Reed, Elsie

Census returns for Setmurthy, 1841-1891

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

Bishop’s transcripts for Setmurthy, 1813-1906 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Setmurthy (Cumberland)

Computer printout of Setmurthy, Cumb., Eng

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

Parish register printouts of Setmurthy, Cumberland, England, christenings, 1813-1875


  • 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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