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An ancient parish in Eskdale ward, Cumberland.
St. Thomas a Becket church was constructed in 1860 close to the original site of a medieval church which had been there since at least 1169 when it was recorded in the Lanercost Priory records.
Midgeholme is an extra-parochial area which reached a population peak of about 550 in 1891 due to mining activity. Prior to 1841 there were less than 100 people in the area.

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Map Reference Cumbria County History Gen UKI Probate Jurisdictions pre 1858 Diocese of Carlisle.
Available Publications
Parish Registers - Farlam. The Parish Registers of St. Thomas a Becket, Farlam, Cumberland. 1665-1837Go to this publication
Monumental Inscriptions - Farlam Old and New ChurchesGo to this publication
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I020965 Baptisms1886-1894 Search by name Search All Records Button
St.Thomas a Becket :
I045750 Baptisms1665-1811 Search by name Search All Records Button
St.Thomas a Becket :
P004811 Baptisms1665-1874 Search by name Search All Records Button
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Record Office Details

Record Office is : Carlisle

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PR 127
Bishops Transcripts1665-1882 Carlisle
Pre 1974 CountyCumberland


PR 127
Bishops Transcripts
Pre 1974 CountyCumberland

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