Silloth St Paul, Cumberland Genealogy
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a summary overview of the history of this parish.
"SILLOTH, a seaport townand a chapelry in Holme-Cultram parish, Cumberland. The town stands on the Solway frith, at the terminus of the Carlisle and Silloth railway, 22½ miles W by S of Carlisle; was only a small hamlet prior to 1853; rose to importance by the opening of the railway to it in 1856, and by the formation of a dock at it in 1857-9; acquired amenities by tasteful construction of streets."
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.
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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.
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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- Wilson, John Marius. Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales. Published London 1870, URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/index.jsp
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