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Camerton, Cumberland Genealogy

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

Camerton, Cumberland
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Allerdale below Derwent
County Cumberland
Poor Law Union Cockermouth
Registration District Cockermouth
Records begin
Parish registers: 1599
Bishop's Transcripts: 1663
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Allerdale
Diocese Carlisle
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Cumberland Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

CAMMERTON, a parish, in the union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward below Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 2 miles (E. N. E.) from Workington.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Camerton, Cumberland Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

PRTs = Parish register transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[2]
Camerton, Cumberland Genealogy Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
PRTs 1600s-1810 1783-1843

Parish registers for Cammerton, 1599-1908 at the FHL

Bishop's transcripts for Cammerton, 1663-1870 at the FHL

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Wesleyan Methodist

Census records[edit | edit source]

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.


Probate records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

Camerton on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Date accessed and adapted 18 July 2013.
  2. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 19 January 2016.