Workington St Michael, Cumberland Genealogy
Guide to Workington St Michael, Cumberland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Workington St Michael, Cumberland|
|Hundred||Allerdale above Derwent|
|Poor Law Union||Cockermouth|
|Parish registers: 1670|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1676|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Copeland|
|Location of Archive|
|Cumberland Record Office|
WORKINGTON, a town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Cockermouth district, Cumberland. The town stands on the coast, at the mouth of the river Derwent, and on the Maryport and Whitehaven railway, at the junction of the railway to Cockermouth, 7 miles N by E of Whitehaven. There are four dissenting chapels, and a Roman Catholic chapel. 
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.
Workington St Michael parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Workington St Michael Online Parish Records|
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To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
- Independent/Congregational - Births and baptisms, 1745-1836 and burials, 1789-1836
- Presbyterian - Births and baptisms, 1745-1837
- Primitive Methodist
- Roman Catholic
- Wesleyan Methodist - Queen Street Church records, 1896-1973 Great Clifton Church records, 1894-1964 Bridgefoot Church records, 1893-1964 Westfield Church records, 1893-1950 Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Workington Circuit Church records, 1841-1889 South William Street Church records, 1835-1854
- United Methodist - United Methodist Free Church Victoria Road Church records, 1891-1934
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.
Lynn, Janette. Who Said Our Ancestors Didn't Travel Very Far? Now you know why you couldn't find them in Denbigh/Denbighshire. Five marriages are recorded in the Workington parish records of Denbigh grooms. They are Isaac Hugh to Marther Matherman 12 Sept. 1778; John Miller to Sarah Hatch 30 Sept. 1778; David Davies to Elanor Crudders 7 Jan. 1779; Mathias Williams to Ann Ditchburn 8 Feb. 1779; Peter Vaughn to Isabella Routledge 2 October 1781. This is to be found in journal Hel Achau, #100, March 2009, page 55, Family History Library Ref. 942.93 D25h
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
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Workington on GENUKI
- Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848 Date accessed and adapted 8 July 2013.