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Guide to '''Bowness, 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 = Cumberland
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| Poor Law Union = [http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Wigton/ Wigton]
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| Registration District = Wigton
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| PRbegin = 1663
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| Province = York
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| Diocese = Carlisle
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| Rural Deanery = Carlisle
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"BOWNESS (St. Michael), '''''a parish''''', in the union of Wigton, Cumberland ward, and E. division of the county of Cumberland; comprising the townships of Anthorn, Bowness, Drumburgh, and Finland; and containing 1488 inhabitants, of whom 624 are in the township of Bowness, 14 miles (W. N. W.) from Carlisle. The parish comprises by measurement 9294 acres, of which 4953 are arable, 1088 meadow, 3152 common, moss land, or peat, and 42 wood. The village stands on a rocky promontory, commanding a fine view of the Solway Firth, on the coast of which it is situated; and occupies the site of the Roman station Tunnocellum, where, according to the Notitia, a marine cohort (cohors prima Ælia Classica) was placed. At the distance of about a mile was the western extremity of the Picts' wall, vestiges of which are conspicuous in various parts of the parish, as well as vestiges of Gabrosentum, another Roman station. Coins and other relics of the Romans, among which was an image of the god Terminus, have been discovered; and from the foundations of houses and streets, which cultivation has exposed to view, this place has evidently been of greater extent than it is at present. The ship-canal from Carlisle terminates near the village. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £21. 13. 11½.; net income, £393; patron, the Earl of Lonsdale: there are 57 acres of good glebe, and 272 acres of common land, the latter only partly cultivated, and very inferior."  From: Lewis, Samuel A., "A Topographical Dictionary of England" (1848), pp. 320-323. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50817 Date accessed: 29 July 2011.
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=== Parish History  ===
  
== Resources ==
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BOWNESS (St. Michael), a '''parish''', in the union of Wigton, Cumberland ward, and E. division of the county of Cumberland, 14 miles (W. N. W.) from Carlisle.<ref>Samuel A. Lewis,  [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50817#s8''  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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Bowness parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
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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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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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Primitive Methodist<br>
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
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{{British Census|241280}}
  
 
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.  
 
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.  
  
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851] *[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
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*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
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== Websites  ==
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Bowness on [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/CUL/Bowness/index.html GENUKI]
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== References  ==
  
== Web sites  ==
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Latest revision as of 15:21, 28 April 2020

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

Bowness, Cumberland
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Cumberland
County Cumberland, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Wigton
Registration District Wigton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1663
Bishop's Transcripts: 1663
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]

BOWNESS (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Wigton, Cumberland ward, and E. division of the county of Cumberland, 14 miles (W. N. W.) from Carlisle.[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]

Bowness 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
Bowness 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]

Primitive 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]

Bowness 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