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Guide to '''Bewcastle, Cumberland ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
== Parish History  ==
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| Type = [[Ancient Parish]]
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| County = Cumberland
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| Hundred = Eskdale
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| Poor Law Union = [http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Longtown/ Longtown]
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| Registration District = Longtown
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| PRbegin = 1737
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| BTbegin = 1665
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| Province = York
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| Diocese = Carlisle
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| Rural Deanery = Carlisle
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"BEWCASTLE (St. Cuthbert), '''''a parish''''', in the union of Longtown, Eskdale ward, E. division of Cumberland, 10 miles (N. N. E.) from Brampton; comprising the townships of Bailie, Bellbank, Bewcastle, and Nixons; and containing 1274 inhabitants, of whom 181 are in the township of Bewcastle. This place, which was a Roman station on the Maiden-way, derived its name from a fortress erected here soon after the Conquest by Bueth, lord of Gilsland, and in which, in the reign of Elizabeth, and also in 1639, a border garrison was placed; during the civil war the castle was demolished by the parliamentarians, and only some slight vestiges of it now remain. The parish comprises about 41,221 acres, of which 21,221 are rateable, and about 20,000 undivided common; it abounds with richly varied and picturesque scenery, and within its limits the Leven or Line and the Irthing have their sources. The substrata are chiefly limestone and coal, and lead-ore is found in abundance. In the 7th of Edward I., license was granted to John Swinburn, to hold a weekly market and an annual fair. The living is a rectory, rated in the king's books at £2, and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle, with a net income of £120. The rectorial tithes for the township of Bewcastle have been commuted for £60; and there are 40 acres of glebe. In the churchyard is a curious antique cross composed of a single stone, bearing Runic inscriptions which have been variously interpreted, and some curious devices supposed to be emblematical of the conversion of the Danes to Christianity, and commemorative of the death and interment of one of their kings. Here is a place of worship for '''''Presbyterians'''''. Many coins, inscribed stones, and other relics of Roman occupation have been found, and there are various relics of antiquity in the vicinity. The parish contains two mineral springs, one sulphureous, the other chalybeate; and at Low Grange, a quarter of a mile to the east of the church, is a petrifying spring."  From: Lewis, Samuel A., "A Topographical Dictionary of England" (1848), pp. 228-233. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50796 Date accessed: 29 July 2011.
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=== Parish History  ===
  
== Resources  ==
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BEWCASTLE (St. Cuthbert), a '''parish''', in the union of Longtown, Eskdale ward, E. division of Cumberland, 10 miles (N. N. E.) from Brampton. There is a place of worship for '''Presbyterians'''.<ref>Samuel A. Lewis,  [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50796#s3  ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848) Date accessed and adapted  18 July 2013.</ref>
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
 
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==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
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Bewcastle parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''BOYD''' = [https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/england-boyds-marriage-indexes-1538-1850 England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''NBI''' = [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/national-burial-index-for-england-and-wales National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - free]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''IGI''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free]<ref>ArcherSoftware.co.uk</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS Catalog PRs''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS Catalog BTs''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | '''Bewcastle Online Parish Records'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | {{RecordSearch|1473014|'''1538-1975'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | {{RecordSearch|1473015|'''1538-1973'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | {{RecordSearch|1473016|'''1538-1991'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/national-burial-index-for-england-and-wales '''1538-1939''']
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To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851 Map]. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.<br><br>
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===== Non-Conformist Churches =====
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Presbyterian - Births and baptisms, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/39353 1788-1838 Scots Presbyterian Church at FHL]<br>
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*Church of Scotland/Scottish Presbyterian
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*Presbyterian Church in England<br>
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
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{{British Census|241281}}
  
 
==== Probate records  ====
 
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== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
  
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.&lt;br&gt;
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.  
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*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]
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*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
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== Websites  ==
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Bewcastle on [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/CUL/Bewcastle/index.html GENUKI]
  
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851] *[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
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== References  ==
  
== Web sites  ==
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{{Cumberland}}
  
[[Category:Cumberland]]
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[[Category:Cumberland_Parishes]]

Latest revision as of 07:46, 12 August 2020

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

Bewcastle, Cumberland
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Eskdale
County Cumberland, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Longtown
Registration District Longtown
Records begin
Parish registers: 1737
Bishop's Transcripts: 1665
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Carlisle
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]

BEWCASTLE (St. Cuthbert), a parish, in the union of Longtown, Eskdale ward, E. division of Cumberland, 10 miles (N. N. E.) from Brampton. There is a place of worship for Presbyterians.[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]

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

FS = FamilySearch - free
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Bewcastle Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
BOYD

1538-1850


NBI



1538-1939
IGI



FS Catalog PRs


FS Catalog BTs


To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Presbyterian - Births and baptisms, 1788-1838 Scots Presbyterian Church at FHL

  • Church of Scotland/Scottish Presbyterian
  • Presbyterian Church in England

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]

Bewcastle on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Date accessed and adapted 18 July 2013.
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk