Workington St Michael, Cumberland Genealogy

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

Workington St Michael, Cumberland
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Allerdale above Derwent
County Cumberland
Poor Law Union Cockermouth
Registration District Cockermouth
Records begin
Parish registers: 1670
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]

WORKINGTON, a town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Cockermouth district, Cumberland. The town stands on the coast, at the mouth of the river Derwent, and on the Maryport and Whitehaven railway, at the junction of the railway to Cockermouth, 7 miles N by E of Whitehaven. There are four dissenting chapels, and a Roman Catholic chapel. [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]

Parish registers for Workington, 1663-1904

Workington BT's, baptisms, 1752-1837, burials, 1676-1837

Bishop's transcripts Workington, 1689-1855

Bishop's transcripts St. Michael's Church, Workington, 1856-1863

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

PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)[3]


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG None None 1670-1809,
None None None


TGEN 1670-1837

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 Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Lynn, Janette.  Who Said Our Ancestors Didn't Travel Very Far?  Now you know why you couldn't find them in Denbigh/Denbighshire.  Five marriages are recorded in the Workington parish records of Denbigh grooms.  They are Isaac Hugh to Marther Matherman 12 Sept. 1778; John Miller to Sarah Hatch 30 Sept. 1778; David Davies to Elanor Crudders 7 Jan. 1779; Mathias Williams to Ann Ditchburn 8 Feb. 1779; Peter Vaughn to Isabella Routledge 2 October 1781. This is to be found in journal Hel Achau, #100, March 2009, page 55, Family History Library Ref. 942.93 D25h

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]

Workington on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848 Date accessed and adapted 8 July 2013.
  2. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes.
  3. 'Parish Records - Cumberland Coverage', The Genealogist, accessed 27 September 2013.