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Brigham

  • Image credit : Jane Holmes

    Image credit : Jane Holmes

    An ancient parish in Allerdale Above Derwent ward, Cumberland.
    This is a large parish with 8 other chapels.
    Brigham, St Bridget, the church dates from the later part of the 11th century, with additions and alterations in the 12th and 13th centuries, it was refurbished in the 1870’s. Memorial Inscriptions and Churchyard Plan available at Brigham Church
    Buttermere, St. James, and original chapel of 1507, but the present building from 1840.
    Cockermouth, All Saints, endowed by Henry Percy in 1395, replaced in 1711, burned down in 1850 and rebuilt in 1854. Monumental Inscriptions Click Here
    Cockermouth,, Christ Church, built 1865.
    Loweswater, St. Bartholomew, first mentioned in 1125 in the records of St Bees Priory, the small chapel of 1829 was enlarged in 1884.
    Embleton, St. Cuthbert. Built in 1806 and restored in 1884.
    Lorton, St. Cuthbert, earliest known record around 1200 but it became ruinous and was replaced in the early 19th century.
    Mosser, St. Phillip. There are records of religious activity from the 16th century and there was an old fellside chapel, the current church was built in 1891 and is now called St. Michael.
    Setmurthy, St. Barnabas, There has been a church since before 1225, but the current church was built in 1794 and restored in 1870. It is more associated with Isel parish that with Brigham.
    Wythop, St. Margaret, the old church probably dates back to the 14th century, the new church was built in 1866. Ruins of the old church are still visible.

Cockermouth Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions and Cemetery plan Available from Cockermouth Cemetery

Other Cockermouth information on their Heritage Group page Available from Cockermouth Heritage Group

Cockermouth Cemetery: Burials 1856-1946 and Monumental Inscriptions mid 19th-late 20th century Available from Cumbria Archives

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Map Reference Cumbria County History Gen UKI Probate Jurisdictions pre 1858 Not recognized.
Available Publications
General - Cockermouth MiscellaneaGo to this publication
Booklets of the 1851 Census - 2434 f 244-325 Lorton, Loweswater, Brigham & EaglesfieldGo to this publication
Booklets of the 1851 Census - 2434 f 330-415 Cockermouth Part 1Go to this publication
Booklets of the 1851 Census - 2434 f 420-507 Cockermouth Part 2Go to this publication
Monumental Inscriptions - EmbletonGo to this publication
Monumental Inscriptions - Setmurthy St. BarnabasGo to this publication
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Record Office Details

Record Office is : Whitehaven

Brigham

YPR 29
Baptisms1564-1938
Marriages1654-1970
Banns1754-1967
Burials1654-1938
ProbatePreston
Bishops Transcripts1676-1874 Carlisle
Pre 1974 CountyCumberland

Buttermere

YPR 41/1
Baptisms
Marriages1868-1976
Banns
Burials
ProbatePreston
Bishops Transcripts1801-1871 Carlisle
Pre 1974 CountyCumberland

Cockermouth: All Saints

YPR 26
Baptisms1632-1865
Marriages1632-1881
Banns1824-1924
Burials1632-1876
ProbatePreston
Bishops Transcripts1689-1862 Carlisle
Pre 1974 CountyCumberland

Cockermouth: Christ Church

YPR 38
Baptisms1865-1883
Marriages
Banns
Burials
ProbatePreston
Bishops Transcripts
Pre 1974 CountyCumberland

Embleton

YPR 27
Baptisms1626-1812
Marriages1626-1837
Banns
Burials1626-1812
ProbatePreston
Bishops Transcripts1690-1871 Carlisle
Pre 1974 CountyCumberland

Lorton

YPR 7
Baptisms1597-1865
Marriages1538-1978
Banns1754-1871
Burials1549-1871
ProbatePreston
Bishops Transcripts1689-1871 Carlisle
Pre 1974 CountyCumberland

Mosser

YPR 30
Baptisms1783-1961
Marriages1884-1978
Banns1908-1990
Burials1781-1990
ProbatePreston
Bishops Transcripts1803-1869 Carlisle
Pre 1974 CountyCumberland

Setmurthy

PR 189
Baptisms1813-2008
Marriages1930-2006
Banns1894-2006
Burials
ProbatePreston
Bishops Transcripts1813-1906 Carlisle
Pre 1974 CountyCumberland

Wythop

YPR 28
Baptisms1792-1812
Marriages
Banns
Burials
ProbatePreston
Bishops Transcripts1813-1914 Carlisle
Pre 1974 CountyCumberland
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