Cumberland Compiled Genealogies

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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]

General

Hodgson, Henry W. A Bibliography of the History and Topography of Cumberland & Westmorland. Carlisle, Cumberland: Joint Archives Committee for Cumberland and Westmorland. 1968. (301 pp.). Excellent. Headings for people and places.

Raymond, Stuart. Cumberland and Westmorland: A Genealogical Bibliography. Birmingham: Federation of Family History Societies. 1993. (67 pp). Includes 14 pages of references to 'family histories'.

Bibliography

[Asquith] Jackson, Herbert and Mary. "Captain Claude Asquuith DSC - Submarine Fighter", in Seagoing West Cumbrians. Maryport, Cumbria: Hirst-Jackson, 1995. p.73-80. WWI, includes family photograhs.

[Davidson] Jackson, Herbert and Mary. "Davidson Shipping Line, Harrington", in Seagoing West Cumbrians. Maryport, Cumbria: Hirst-Jackson, 1995. p. 81-89. Family and descendants of Joseph Davidson born 1819 in Branthwaite. 

[Millican] Jackson, Herbert and Mary. "Captain Joseph Millican in Sail and Steam", in Seagoing West Cumbrians. Maryport, Cumbria: Hirst-Jackson, 1995. p.4-31. Maryport sea captain born in 1854, includes 8 generation dropline chart.

[Nelson] Jackson, Herbert and Mary. "Captain Ben Nelson, 30 years Harbourmaster", in Seagoing West Cumbrians. Maryport, Cumbria: Hirst-Jackson, 1995. p.56-59. Harbourmaster at Maryport 1882 to 1913.

[Williamson] Jackson, Herbert and Mary. "Williamson, Shipbuilders, Harrington & Workington", in Seagoing West Cumbrians. Maryport, Cumbria: Hirst-Jackson, 1995.p.60-74. Family building ships from the 1830s to the 1930s, includes list of all ships built in Harrington, with date launched and tonnage, plus pictures.

[Wood] Jackson, Herbert and Mary. "Wood, Shipbuilders and the Eliza Heywood", in Seagoing West Cumbrians. Maryport, Cumbria: Hirst-Jackson, 1995. p.38-49. Shipbuilding family in Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport, includes 7 generation dropline chart and list of all ships built by the company with type, tonnage and date of launch.