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'''Cumberland is a maritime and border county in [[England|England]], bounded on the north by [[Scotland|Scotland]].'''  
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[[Image:England-cumberland.png|thumb|right|England-cumberland.png]]'''Cumberland is a maritime and border county in [[England|England]], bounded on the north by [[Scotland|Scotland]].''' <br><br>
  
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[[Image:England-cumberland.png|thumb|right]]&nbsp;CUMBERLAND, a maritime and border county bounded on the N&nbsp;by the Solway frith and Scotland, on the E by Northumberland and Durham, on the SE and S by Westmoreland and Lancashire, and on the W by the Irish sea. &nbsp;Its greatest length, north-eastward, is 64 miles; it greatest breadth, south-eastward, is 35 miles its circuit is about 215 miles; and its area is 1, 001, 273 acres. The surface is very much diversified. A range of mountains, commencing in the Crossfell ridge at the boundary with Durham and Westmoreland, extends along all these borders to the boundary with Scotland, and degenerates in many parts, especially toward the N, into wild expanses of heath...  
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"CUMBERLAND, a maritime and border county bounded on the N&nbsp;by the Solway frith and Scotland, on the E by Northumberland and Durham, on the SE and S by Westmoreland and Lancashire, and on the W by the Irish sea...  
  
The county contains 106 parishes and 5 extra-parochial places; and is divided first into the five wards of Cumberland, Eskdale, Leath, Allerdale-above-Derwent, and Allerdale-below-Derwent, and next into the parliamentary sections of East Cumberland and West Cumberland, the former comprising the first three wards, the latter comprising the last two wards, and each sending two members to parliament. The registration county is conterminate with the county proper; and is divided into the districts of Alston, Penrith, Brampton, Longtown, Carlisle, Wigton, Cockermouth, Whitehaven, and Bootle. Carlisle sends two members to parliament; Whitehaven and Cockermouth each send one; eighteen towns are market-towns; and there are upwards of 340 smaller towns, villages, and hamlets...  
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"The county contains 106 parishes and 5 extra-parochial places... eighteen towns are market-towns; and there are upwards of 340 smaller towns, villages, and hamlets...&nbsp;in the diocese of Carlisle. The assizes and the quarter sessions are held at Carlisle...  
  
The county is governed by a lord-lieutenant, a high sheriff, 12 deputy-lieutenants, and about 85 magistrates; and is in the Northern judiciary circuit, and in the diocese of Carlisle. The assizes and the quarter sessions are held at Carlisle... Marriages, in 1860, 1, 501, -of which 650 were not according to the rites of the Established church; births, 6, 716, -of which 815 were illegitimate; deaths, 4, 595, -of which 1, 611 were at ages under 5 years, and 148 at ages above 85. The places of worship in 1851 were 161 of the Church of England, 2 of the Church of Scotland, 5 of the English Presbyterian church, 10 of the United Presbyterian church, 24 of Independents, 9 of Baptists, 20 of Quakers,&nbsp;1 of Unitarians, 96 of Wesleyan Methodists, 23 of Primitive Methodists, 17 of the Wesleyan Association, 2 of Brethren, 7 of isolated congregations, 4 of Latter Day Saints, and 8 of Roman Catholics... &nbsp;Pop., in 1801, 117, 230; in 1821, 156, 124; in 1841, 178, 038; in 1861, 205, 276.  
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"The places of worship in 1851 were 161 of the Church of England, 2 of the Church of Scotland, 5 of the English Presbyterian church, 10 of the United Presbyterian church, 24 of Independents, 9 of Baptists, 20 of Quakers,&nbsp;1 of Unitarians, 96 of Wesleyan Methodists, 23&nbsp;&nbsp; of Primitive Methodists, 17 of the Wesleyan Association, 2 of Brethren, 7 of isolated congregations, 4 of Latter Day Saints, and 8 of Roman Catholics...  
  
<br>The above extract is from:&nbsp; John Marius Wilson, ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales'' (1870-72).&nbsp; For the full account, go to [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=816620&word=NULL Vision of Britain].&nbsp;
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"Pop., in 1801, 117, 230; in 1821, 156, 124; in 1841, 178, 038; in 1861, 205, 276..."
  
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The above extract is from: John Marius Wilson, ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales'' (1870-72).&nbsp; For the full account, go to [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=816620&word=NULL Vision of Britain].
  
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*[[Cumberland Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Cumberland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Cumberland Census|Census]]
 
*[[Cumberland Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Cumberland Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Cumberland Directories|Directories]]
 
  
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== Research Tools  ==
*[[Cumberland Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]  
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*[[Cumberland Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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Browse a list of Wiki articles for [[:Category:Cumberland|Cumberland]].
*[[Cumberland History|History]]
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*[[Cumberland Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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== Jurisdictions  ==
*[[Cumberland Maps|Maps]]
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*[[Cumberland Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Cumberland. From this map you will be able to determine the Civil Registration District, Deanery, Poor Law Union, Ward, Probate District, of every parish. A Ward in Cumberland was known as a Hundred in other counties.
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*[[Carlisle, Cumberland|Carlisle Borough]]  
*[[Cumberland Periodicals|Periodicals]]  
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*Wards
*[[Cumberland Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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**Allerdale - above Derwent
*[[Cumberland School Records|School Records]]
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**Allerdale - below Derwent
*[[Cumberland Societies|Societies]]  
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**Cumberland  
*[[Cumberland Taxation|Taxation]]  
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**Leath
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*[[Cumberland Poor Law Unions|Cumberland Poor Law Unions]] - created in 1835
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*[[Cumberland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Cumberland Civil Registration Districts]] - Registration began 1837
  
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Wh<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1242316261620_293" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1242316261620_547" />en civil (government) registration of births,&nbsp;marriages and deaths began&nbsp;in 1837, Cumberland was divided into civil&nbsp;districts, each containing several parishes.&nbsp;&nbsp;Go to&nbsp;a list of Cumberland [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/cul.htm districts] and the parishes they include.&nbsp; Read more about [[England Civil Registration]].
  
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==== Parishes  ====
  
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Go to&nbsp;a list of the historic&nbsp;[[Cumberland Parishes|parishes]] of Cumberland with links to articles.
  
== Jurisdictions ==
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==== Probates ====
  
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Before&nbsp;1858,&nbsp;every town and parish in Cumberland&nbsp;was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.&nbsp;&nbsp;To&nbsp;learn more, go to [[Cumberland_Probate_Records#Court_Jurisdictions|Cumberland Probate Jurisdictions]].
  
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/cumberlandenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Cumberland]
  
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To view a list of web sites and/or web pages for Cumberland and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/cumberland.htm FHLFavorites.info].
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| East      = [[Durham]]
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| Southeast = [[Westmorland]]
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| South    = [[Westmorland]]
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Cumberland is a maritime and border county in England, bounded on the north by Scotland.

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"CUMBERLAND, a maritime and border county bounded on the N by the Solway frith and Scotland, on the E by Northumberland and Durham, on the SE and S by Westmoreland and Lancashire, and on the W by the Irish sea...

"The county contains 106 parishes and 5 extra-parochial places... eighteen towns are market-towns; and there are upwards of 340 smaller towns, villages, and hamlets... in the diocese of Carlisle. The assizes and the quarter sessions are held at Carlisle...

"The places of worship in 1851 were 161 of the Church of England, 2 of the Church of Scotland, 5 of the English Presbyterian church, 10 of the United Presbyterian church, 24 of Independents, 9 of Baptists, 20 of Quakers, 1 of Unitarians, 96 of Wesleyan Methodists, 23   of Primitive Methodists, 17 of the Wesleyan Association, 2 of Brethren, 7 of isolated congregations, 4 of Latter Day Saints, and 8 of Roman Catholics...

"Pop., in 1801, 117, 230; in 1821, 156, 124; in 1841, 178, 038; in 1861, 205, 276..."

The above extract is from: John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72).  For the full account, go to Vision of Britain.


Research Tools

Browse a list of Wiki articles for Cumberland.

Jurisdictions

Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Cumberland. From this map you will be able to determine the Civil Registration District, Deanery, Poor Law Union, Ward, Probate District, of every parish. A Ward in Cumberland was known as a Hundred in other counties.

Civil Districts

When civil (government) registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Cumberland was divided into civil districts, each containing several parishes.  Go to a list of Cumberland districts and the parishes they include.  Read more about England Civil Registration.

Parishes

Go to a list of the historic parishes of Cumberland with links to articles.

Probates

Before 1858, every town and parish in Cumberland was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.  To learn more, go to Cumberland Probate Jurisdictions.

 Websites

To view a list of web sites and/or web pages for Cumberland and many of its parishes, visit FHLFavorites.info.