Lanercost with Kirkcambeck, Cumberland Genealogy

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Parish History

"LANERCOST-ABBEY (St. Mary Magdalene), a parish, in the union of Brampton, Eskdale ward, E. division of Cumberland, 2½ miles (N. E.) from Brampton; containing, with the townships of Askerton, Burtholme, Kingwater, and Waterhead, 1582 inhabitants."[1] 

Kirkcambeck, was an an extra-parochial parish in the township of Askerton in the parish of Lanercost. It was less then 1/2 mile square and shared a border with the parishes of Stapleton and Walton.

 "ASKERTON, is a township in the parish of Lanercost, 15 miles N.N.E. from Carlisle. It includes the ancient parish of Kirkcambeck or Cambeck, the church of which was destroyed by the Scots in the reign of Edward II. Askerton Castle stands on the eastern bank of the Cambeck. Two of the towers still remain, and are now connected with modern buildings, and occupied as a farmstead..." Historical & descriptive guide to Carlisle and district, published 1881 by Albert Barnes Moss

Resources

If you live in Cumbria then you will have access to a variety of resources; however, for those who live further afield, one can access microfilm and online records at Family History Centers.  Refer to Lanercost and Cumberland in the Family History Library Catalogue for available records.

Civil Registration

Lanercost was in Brampton district. To search an index of Brampton district records go to FreeBMD. The Cumberland Civil Registration article tells more about these records.

Church records

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

There are census records available for Lannercost from 1841 to 1911. Census records are available on a variety of subscription and other websites. If you need to consult the 241281on microfilm, refer to the library catalogue.
There is statistical data available for the census years 1801 to 1931 that records the number of houses, families, people, and other statistical data for every parish in the county.
Refer to the Cumberland Census wiki article for details.


Abstract of the Answers and Returns made pursuant to an Act ...
1831 Census
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Lanercost Parish - 36,510 Acres or 57 Sq. Miles
Employment
Townships
Houses
Agriculture
Trade
Others
Persons
Askerton
75
63
11
2
473
Banks
51
38
6
15
296
Burtholme
41
27
7
11
239
Kingwater
55
45
10
-
365
Waterhead
21
19
3
2
177
Totals
243
192
37
30
1550

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 1-5. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50741

Lanercost Priory