CUMBERLAND Look-up Exchange

The following is a list of reference works on CUMBERLAND which volunteers are willing to search for specific entries. To ask for a look-up, please click on the name by the reference. Requests should be specific: give as much detail as you can. Abuses of the kindness of these volunteers will probably cause them to withdraw their names so please don't ask for all references to a common name, or for time-consuming research. Volunteers may or may not be willing to obtain copies of the relevant pages. If they are, expect to reimburse expenses.


I am the Owner of this Look-up Exchange Page not a volunteer and so, therefore cannot offer any research help to you. For this reason please do not send requests to me personally. Thank you.

If you are new to The Look-up Exchange or unfamiliar with the records of the British Isles please CLICK HERE for vital information.

Not only will you find the material extremely informative, but it will help you avoid wasting your own time, and that of our volunteers, on fruitless searches.

The more you know, and the more specific you can be, the better we can help you.

Blanket requests will almost certainly be met with "I'm sorry but...." Help us to help you - BE SPECIFIC.

Many of the sources used for these lookups are the result of the dedication and hard work of a family history society. Many societies produce publications related to their county. You may want to consider purchasing your own copy of relevant resources to aid your research. Links to all known on-line publication lists can be found at Family History Society On-Line Catalogues. You may also wish to consider supporting research in this area by joining the society. Details can be found at their respective web-sites or see Genuki's Family History Society listings.

NOTE: When making a request, please indicate which item you would like to have looked up, eg 1881 Census Index for Cumberland, as many of the lookup volunteers do lookups for several counties and several items, and often they are not sure exactly which item you have in mind.

                      Title Volunteer

                        Always looking for more Volunteers


                      CUMBRIA Marriages
                      Distington marriages 1653 to 1837
                      Irthington marriages   1669 to 1812
                      Nether Wasdale marriages  1712 to 1811
                      Nichol Forrest marriages  1777 to 1812
                      Rockcliffe marriages  1679 to 1837
                      June Greenough

                      Terri Huber will do lookups in the Lanercost Parish (indexed book) for all years.

                      Terri Huber
                      Sue Smith will do look ups for the following:
                      1851 Census Index Holme East Waver
                    • Wigton (Part 2)
                    • Waverton
                    • Torver
                    • Church Coniston
                    • Hawkshead
                    • Monk Coniston with Skelwith
                    • Claife & Satterthwaite
                    • Grasmere
                    • Langdale
                    • Rydal
                    • Loughrigg
                    • Ambleside
                    • Troutbeck
                    • Applethwaite
                      • Sue Smith
                        Gail Green will do Look ups for the following:
                        1851 Census Index
                      • Dearham
                      • Flimby
                      • Ellenboroug
                      • Part of Maryport.
                          Monumental Inscriptions for St. Kentigerns Church in Caldbeck
                          • Gail Green
                            Sheila Middleton will do Look ups for the following:
                            1851 Census Index
                          • Penrith & District
                          • Greystoke & District
                          • Hugill
                          • Kentmere
                          • Over Staveley
                          • Nether Staveley
                          • Undermilbeck - North & South
                          • Crook
                          • Allhallows
                          • Bolton
                              Cumbrians in Liverpool
                              (4 parts)
                            • Sheila Middleton
                              • I will search the Index for Wills Proved in the Consistory Court Of Carlisle - 1661 to 1750
                              Graham Hewitt
                              • 1881 Census Index (CD)
                              • 1851 Census
                              • 1851 Census (CD)

                                Please give as much detail as you can


                              • 1881 UK census on CD.
                                Full name and age MUST be given and possible location
                              • The principle inhabitants of Cumberland & Westmorland 1829
                              • Index of the 1851 census only for-
                              • A Place Name index of Habitations in Cumberland

                              • Parish Church of Cartmel 1559-1661 and 1660-1723 on microfiche.

                              • 1851 census -
                                Whitehaven(4 books)
                                Preston Quarter (2 books)

                              Barbara Rentenbach
                              • History, Topography and Directory of West Cumberland
                                by T. Bulmer & Co. 1883
                              • Whitehaven, A Short History,
                                by Daniel Hay 1966.

                                I will look up anything asked.

                              Roberta Flanagan
                              • Cumberland Clockmakers c.1700 - c.1850
                                I am willing to look up details of Cumberland clockmaking families from my copy of the book "The Clockmakers of Cumberland" by the late Dr. John B. Penfold. This book was published by Brant Wright Associates Limited in 1977 and is now out of print.

                              John Blaylock
                              • 1851 Census Surname Index for:
                                Kirkandrews Middle
                                Kirkandrews Nether

                              John Mellors
                              • Map of Cumberland
                                Published by the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies which shows the dates of the commencement of registers in various parishes

                              Judy Thomas
                                The First Hundred Years - Arlecdon School 1878-1978
                              • A Collection of stories and anecdotes of former teachers and pupils.
                                Arlecdon is 8 miles from Whitehaven, County Cumberland
                                The book is only 44 pages long but does have some wonderful stories and mentions a number of people.

                              Maureen Polack
                                1881 Census for Cumberland

                                Principal Inhabitants of Cumberland 1847

                              *Note: 'No blanket searches Please'.*

                              Garry F Bell
                                Willing to check the growing information that I have on the name, Holliday, in Cumberland including
                              • all of 1881 census index for the name and variants.
                              • 1851 census for Carlisle parts 1, 2,3,4,6 & 7, Old Hutton, Hayton, Longtown, Cockermouth 1 & 2, Holm Cultram
                              Liz Holliday
                                CARLISLE MARRIAGE LICENCE / BONDS for the period 1668-1739 and 1752-1762

                                LANERCOST PARISH REGISTERS for 1666 to 1730

                                MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS for -

                              • Lanercost Priory (Prior & Church of St. Mary Magdalene)
                              • St. Martin's. Brampton
                              • The Parish Church of Old/Over/Upper Denton
                              • Nether Denton Graveyard
                              • The Parish Church of Saint Kentigern, Irthington
                              • Memorial Inscriptions for The Church & Churchyard of S. Cuthbert, Carlisle.
                              Lee Cognetta
                                Index to CUMBRIANS in LIVERPOOL (4 vols).
                              • The Transcript & Index for 1851 census of CLEATOR & EGREMONT.
                              • 1851 CENSUS for the OUTER LIVERPOOL DISTRICTS of EVERTON, KIRKDALE & WEST DERBY
                              • Transcript & Index 1851 Census for GARSDALE, DENT & KIRTHWAITE
                              • The Marriage Index of St. Peters Church, Church Street, Liverpool, 1800 - 1837.
                              • "Buried in Cheshire" vols 1 & 2. This covers many Churchyards & Burial Grounds of Cheshire, but not all.
                              • Warrington, St. Elphins Parish Church Baptisms 1813 - 1837.
                              Brenda Jones
                                Quaker Meeting House of Pardshaw, near Cockermouth.
                              • Data base of the births marriages and deaths from 1660 to 1750.
                              • Also many details of families closely related by marriage or business.
                              • I am prepared to offer assistance to researchers who think that they may have connections to the Pardshaw meeting house at this time or may have lived in the area of:- Pardshaw, Mosser, Eaglesfield, Whinfell, Blindbothell,Greysouthern and Brigham.

                                My main research is with the Fawcett Family but can provide a list of other related families if required.

                              Eric Fawcett

                              Please contact Cumberland Lookup Exchange Admin if you are willing to add your name to this list. Give the full title(s) of any reference you are prepared to check. Suitable items would include tax lists, electoral rolls, directories, census indexes, indexed parish registers etc., etc.

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