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Guide to Whitehaven St Nicholas, Cumberland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Whitehaven St Nicholas, Cumberland
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Allerdale above Derwent
County Cumberland
Poor Law Union Whitehaven PLU
Registration District Whitehaven
Records begin
Parish registers: 1694
Bishop's Transcripts: 1705
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Copeland
Diocese Carlisle
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Copeland
Location of Archive
Cumberland Record Office

Contents

Parish History

WHITEHAVEN, a sea-port, market-town, newly enfranchised borough, and the head of a union, in the parish of St. Bees, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 40 miles (S. W.) from Carlisle. Whitehaven contains four chapels: St. James, St. Nicholas, Holy Trinity and Mount Pleasant. There are places of worship for Presbyterians, Particular Baptists, the Society of Friends, Independents, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, and Roman Catholics.[1]

Resources

Church records

St. Nicholas Church, Whitehaven

Bishop's transcriptsSt. Nicholas' Old Chapel Church, Whitehaven., 1705-1881

Online Records

Some online transcriptions exist for this chapelry and the ancient parish of St Bees to which it was attached, at the following website[s] and ranges of years:

FMP = findmypast (£)
FS = FamilySearch.org
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£) (£)
ST NICHOLAS WHITEHAVEN Chapelry (1694) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

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FS 1698-1831 None 1698-1837 None None None
JOIN
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ST BEES PARISH (1538) Online Records - to which St Nicholas Chapelry is attached

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP None
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FS 1538-1875 None 1538-1886 None None None
JOIN
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Question – when do the registers actually begin? On the page for Computer Printouts for Whitehaven, St. Nicholas it states that the births and christenings begin in 1696, another filming begins in 1698, yet the published records by Stout appear to start in 1694? Check actual beginnings. Same questions exist for beginning of the marriages? Also note apparent gap in marriage registers from 1810 to 1814 (what are actual dates? Are there other gaps?)

Non-Conformist Churches

    Whitehaven Circuit Church records, 1806-1937

    Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Michael Street Church records, 1804-1816

Civil Registration

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. Two popular sites are:

Census Records

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. The first film number is 241277.

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites

Whitehaven on GENUKI


References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Date accessed and adapted 8 August 2013.

 

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