Carlisle Holy Trinity, Cumberland Genealogy

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Carlisle Holy Trinity

Guide to Carlisle Holy Trinity, Cumberland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Carlisle Holy Trinity, Cumberland
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Carlisle City
County Cumberland
Poor Law Union Carlisle
Registration District Carlisle
Records begin
Parish registers: 1831
Bishop's Transcripts: 1841
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Carlisle
Diocese Carlisle
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Cumberland Record Office

Parish History

CARLISLE is comprised within the two parishes of St. Mary and St. Cuthbert. There are two district churches, namely, Holy Trinity, in the parish of St. Mary, and Christ Church, in that of St. Cuthbert. There are meeting-houses for Baptists, the Society of Friends, Independents, Wesleyans, Presbyterians and Roman Catholics.[1]


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Parish registers for Holy Trinity Church, Carlisle, 1831-1911 at the FHL

Church of England Parishes (and Chapelries)
Non-Conformist Churches

The following non-Church of England denominations were located somewhere in Carlisle, but the exact parish has not been identified: see Carlisle page for details of records at the FHL

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Presbyterian
  • Society of Friends/Quaker
  • Baptists
  • Independents
  • Wesleyans
  • Roman Catholics

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Cumberland Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Date accessed and adapted 23 July 2013.