Whicham, Cumberland Genealogy

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

Whicham, Cumberland
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Allerdale above Derwent
County Cumberland, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Bootle
Registration District Bootle
Records begin
Parish registers: 1569
Bishop's Transcripts: 1676
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

Parish History[edit | edit source]

WHICHAM, a parish in Bootle district, Cumberland; around Silecroft r. station, and 8 miles SW of Broughton-in-Furness.[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 Whicham, 1569-1812

The parish of St. Mary, Whicham : baptisms and burials, 1813-1862, marriages, 1813-1841, 1848

Bishop's transcripts for Whicham, 1676-1862

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

PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
PRTs = Parish Register Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[3]


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PRTs 1569-1812 1569-1812 1569-1812

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]


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]

Whicham on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Date accessed and adapted 8 August 2013.
  2. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes.
  3. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 19 January 2016.