Dacre, Cumberland Genealogy

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

Dacre, Cumberland
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Leath
County Cumberland, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Penrith
Registration District Penrith
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559
Bishop's Transcripts: 1645
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]

DACRE (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Penrith, Leath ward, E. division of Cumberland, 4½ miles (S. W. by W.) from Penrith. [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]

The registers of the parish of church of Dacre, Cumberland, 1559-1716 at the FHL

Bishop's transcripts for Dacre, 1645-1871 at the FHL

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

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
PRTs = Parish Register Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[3]
Dacre, Cumberland Genealogy Online Records


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PRTs 1559-1716 1559-1716 1559-1716
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
  • Society of Friends/Quaker
  • Wesleyan Methodist

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. 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]

Dacre on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), Date accessed and adapted 25 July 2013.
  2. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987).
  3. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 19 January 2016.