Beckermet St Bridget, Cumberland Genealogy
Parish History[edit | edit source]
BECKERMET (St. Bridget), a parish, in the union of Whitehaven, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland; containing 630 inhabitants. The village of Great Beckermet lies partly in this parish, and partly in that of Beckermet St. John, 3 miles south from Egremont. The parish is situated on the north bank of the Calder, adjoining the ocean, and contains the sequestered ruins of Calder Abbey, described under Calder-Bridge. Freestone is obtained. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £87; patron and impropriator, H. Gaitskell, Esq. The parochial church stands about half a mile south-west of the village; and a church in the early English style has just been erected at Calder-Bridge, at the expense of Capt. Irwin.From: Lewis, Samuel A., "A Topographical Dictionary of England" (1848), pp. 188-194. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50788&strquery=beckermet st bridget Date accessed: 29 July 2011.
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
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Church records[edit | edit source]
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Census records[edit | edit source]
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Probate records[edit | edit source]
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