My great grandfather, born some time in 1800 was listed on a couple
of census`s as coming from whitehaven, however I have been unable to find
anyone that might be him in any records...anyone any ideas...he ended
his life as a miner in the north east of england. Judith.firstname.lastname@example.org
My problem is I cant find a birth record for him but as the marriage
licence states that he was 33 in 1767 I must assume he was born around
1733/4. Can anyone out there give me any clue as to his parentage? Would
be grateful for any help thank you. Margaret.Jones@nutriculture.co.uk
was my Grandfather who lived at 15 kelsick lane Whitehaven He is on the
1911 Census.He married in the 1920 to Annie Nesbitt.H ave you any info
on his Family.I have a receipt for funeral that took place May 7th 1923.It
was for 3 car and hearse for the priest.Grandad and Annie had quiTe few
children James,Annie,John,Edith,William,Margaret,Hoping you have any info
From Jacqueline Harrison (Jacquiharrison90@yahoo.com)
If anyone has any information then please contact me on email@example.com
I've been researching the family descendents of John Steele who was the father of Richard Steel/e born in Cumberland England (Holy Trinity, Whitehaven) in 1828. John had married Christian Kinley in 1827 on the Isle of Man. I would like to know if there is anyone doing research on the Steel/e families of Whitehaven, I have hit a brick wall about John Steele. I know his family was from Whitehaven and that he died in England about 1830 - but I can not find definite reference to either his birth or his death. The closest possibility to a birth is John Steele born in 1804 in Whitehaven, Holy Trinity, Father William and mother Mary. Family legend tells that John had died in some kind of hunting accident when Richard was only a toddler.
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated
Keith and Angela Playle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
My son is doing a history report on Peter Bowine, Please can you help me find out any information on this man, I believe he lived in Duke street in Whitehaven and worked in the pits. Please could you reply to email@example.com
My Great Grandmother Mary Ann Wilson (Torens) was born in
Does anyone have any information on the Torens family/families of Whitehaven.
Val. Simpson. emails: firstname.lastname@example.org
40 years ago I was writing to a girl called Pat Mckee from Whitehaven
Does anyone know where she is now? Please reply to email@example.com
My name then was Margaret Morrison Thank you Margaret
I was wondering if anyone can recall any information ref the name Kierman.
I have a birth certificate of my Grandma Margaret Kierman born 2/10/1914
2 West Strand, Whitehaven. Her father was Thomas Kierman a shoemaker Journeyman
and her Mother Eliza formerly Smith.
have information about the origins of the name Pears House. I am related
to Pears who were living in Whitehaven in the 18th and 19th centuries
and wondering what the connection may be.
Robert Boyle(18) was in Whitehaven with his brother Patrick(16)at the
time of the 1861 census. He had come over from Antrim, Ireland and was
a coal miner.
I am trying to find information about Thomas (Waddell) Turnbull who is shown on the 1911 census (Whitehaven) as a school master. Can anyone suggest where I could find information about schools in the Egemont / Bigrigg area at this time.
Thank you. Mary Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 9th 2009, someone on your website enquired about the McAllister family of Whitehaven and referred to the Wellington Pit Disaster. There is a website with a list of the names and addresses of those who died: http://www.healeyhero.co.uk/rescue/pits/Wellington/Wellington3.htm#top
Hope this helps.Best wishes.
I was browsing Google Earth looking at all the many houses where I've lived over the years when I came across your site. I was born at Workington Infirmary but lived in Whitehaven, first in Hamilton Terrace and then in Hollins Close, for the first six years of my life. I have very strong memories of walking (often) through a tunnel near Hamiliton Terrace which I think went under a railway line. The tunnel walls were damp at one point witrh a big clay-coloured stain at toddler's eye level. I don't suppose anyone can confirm that?
I'd be really curious to have news of my old friends but none of them seem to be on Friends Reunited. Perhaps you have a Whitehaven Reunited site? If not may I perhaps suggest one?
For the record I now live in France but still get nostalgic whenever I'm near the sound of the sea . . .
Andrew Corless email@example.com
THEIR SON WAS:
THEIR DAUGHTER WAS:
Any assistance to connect to/identify family members greatly appreciated.
my name is anthony pearson
for information on:
According to the census, they all lived at No.3 Little Scotland in Whitehaven.
My questions are: 1. Where was Little Scotland on todays maps and does
it still exist?
Many thanks for any information that you are able to provide
regards pat short
Thanks, Anne Martin; firstname.lastname@example.org
Does anyone know the significance of this inscription?
Jenifer Spencer email@example.com
My g-grandfather, Irvin Hurst (shipwright) was b1833 to Henry Hurst (b1808
Flimby) and Sarah Swift. Henry's parents were Lawrence Hurst and Jane
Irving. The last couple are buried at St Mary's, Maryport, their gravestone
leans on the back wall.
I am researching unemployment relief projects of the 1920's and wonder
whether anyone living locally has any information regarding the construction
of the "Loop Road" which i believe was originally built as the
Whitehaven Bypass by unemployed workers. I believe it was built around
1925 but have no other information on this. Does anybody have any details
as to the construction period, how many people were engaged on the project
and who (i.e. unemployed miners?) and especially when it was opened and
whether there was any formal opening ceremony? There are occasional references
to the road on local websites but very few details of its history. Any
information will be much appreciated!
I am researching my family tree and have come to a brick wall,I have
copy of 1841 census which shows the family comprising Sarah Edwards (mother)
,Isabelle,wilfred,Alice ,John. any help very much welcome they lived Whitehaven
Preston St ? and think the father John was stationed there in the Army.
Can anyone help with the McGill family of Whitehaven in the late 1800's?
My grandfather, Edward Hughes, was born in Moresby Park Cottages on 18 Jan 1888. He married Bridget Sweeney of Mossend, Scotland on 14 Jul 1911 at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Mossend. They had 6 children, all born in Uddingston, Scotland. Edward worked in the mines in Scotland and then emigrated to New York in Dec 1925. Bridget & the 6 children followed in Sep 1927.
Edward was the 5th child of Edward Hughes & Ann Kelly. His parents, Edward Hughes & Ann Kelly, immigrants from Ireland, married on 13 July 1868 at St. Gregory's Chapel in Whitehaven. According to census records their other children were:
Henry Hughes, b. 1871 in Cleator Moor
James Hughes, b. 1873 in Cleator Moor
Mary Ellen Hughes, b. 1882 in Cleator Moor
Daniel Hughes, b. 1885 in Cleator Moor
Any information regarding Edward Hughes's siblings and/or their descendants would be greatly appreciated.
I am trying to trace an old friend of my mums Dorothy (Dot) Wren b. c. 1839. Her mum was Fanny Bartron, married Joseph Wren had Joseph Annie and Lawrence and Dorothy. My mum Ruth Huddart lived 32 Solway Road, Moresby Parks, Whitehaven along with her grandmother Jane Smitham and Uncle Stanley. Does anyone know anything about this Wren family. Also does anyone know anything about the Smithams/Smitherams of Moresby Parks or the Connors family that lived at 80 Moresby Parks the pit cottages.
Can I add my email address for people to answer the message sent previously on Dot Wren.
It is firstname.lastname@example.org
I am researching my family
of Martins` from Whitehaven.
James Martin b. 1814 (Brazier) m. Isabella b. 1824 - Whitehaven. One son- Isaac, lived at 3, Flosh Cottages - Cleator.
I am also researching the `Gledsdale` family, as they were related through marriage to the Martins.
I have other info., regarding the two families and would be willing to share.
I have been trying to do research of my family from Whitehaven. My Great Great Grandfather was the last Vicar of the Holy Trinity Church which was built around 1715 and demolished in 1949. His name was Rev, Frederick Knowles Fell and I know of at least 2 sons - Hartley Taylor Fell and I'm not sure of the other. Rev. Frederick married a Florence Jane Taylor - not sure when. The son that I don't know his name, apparently died in a mining accident. If anyone has any information on the Fell's (burial sites, the Holy Trinity Church) could they please email me. I'm in Australia and it makes it a bit hard to go to Whitehaven to research! I would be grateful of any information. Thank you Jodie Thompson ..email@example.com
Hello to you,I hope you may
be able to help with my question.I have just discovered the graves
of my Mills ancestors in Whitehaven cemetery,and I am hoping that
one of your members might take a photo of the site for me and
e-mail it to me.
The information I have on the graves is as follows:Joseph Mills aged 80 buried 17th.Aug.1858,the place of burial is described as 2-A No.34.Joseph's grandson George Mills was buried on the 15th.Aug.1863 aged 21 in 2-A No.33.
I do not know if there is a tombstone at the site but if there is I would be grateful for any information on it.
I look forward to hearing from someone in due course and extend my thanks and gratitude to whoever it maybe.
Can anyone recall any information ref the name Kierman. I hace a birth certificate of my Grandma Margaret Kierman born 2/10/1914 2 West Strand, Whitehaven. Her farther was Thomas Kierman a shoemaker Journeyman and her Mother Eliza formerly Smith.
Somehow they ended up in Middlesbrough where Margaret married and sadly died in childbirth leaving her children with no photo. My mum has no pictures so iam desperate to find even a school photo.
I cannot find the marrige of Thomas & Eliza either so cannot trace the tree any further.
I know this is a long shot but fingers crossed xx
Please mail me firstname.lastname@example.org
Does anyone recall the Davidson family who lived at 36, Irish Street before and during the last war. In September 1939 I was evacuated from Newcastle to Whitehaven and spent two happy years with this family. The Mother and Father were retired but sons Billy and Tommy, miners in the local colliery, but also Territorials in the Border Regiment, were still at home in the early days. Belle, a daughter married to Jack (also a Territorial) lived at home and another daughter, a Mrs. Smith lived round the corner.
Billy Dalzell who kept a shoe shop in the Town, also local Scout Commissioner, took a great interest in myself and another lad, and he and his wife would take us out in his car (DAO 567) to St. Bees and back home to 7, Inkerman Terrace afterwards for tea. A great man - his son was away in the War as a doctor or surgeon.
Also the Lithgow family who had a shop at the corner of Irish Street and the Market Place. We worked there when not at school.
I wonder if there are any of their families still about? John Williams. email email@example.com
I have recently discovered that I have a relative who was born in Whitehaven, according to the census of 1851. She was born in 1825 give or take a year,and married a John Nelson, a Liverpool man in Liverpool in Sept 1843. Her name was Jane Crosbie and that unfortunately is as much as I know.
I should be very grateful if anyone could give me any information about her and her family.
With regards, Alan e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you be able to give me any information re: a family of brewers 1851
Esau Caldbeck& Sons. In 1851 living at 36 Queens Street Whitehaven.
Did the family have their own brewery or were they employed at brewery.
I have seen information ( brief) about Caldbeck Brewery but did not known if it was connected to this family.
Regards Mrs T Colbeck
January 30 2006
I wonder if you could help me.
My sister in law is a hairdresser in Newcastle Upon Tyne and one of her customers told her that her father was born in a pub called the Kings Arms and the address she gave her was Helpless Hill Whitehaven Cumbria.
I have asked a few people if they knew of this place and a couple said it was where the multi story car park area is.
An older gentleman told me it was next to wher Marchon works was established and when he was a lad he could remember horses being tied up out side and having to clean your shoes on a metal bar before walking in.
Could you let me know any information or where I could get photographs of this for her.
Digital TV...We had a caller who wanted to alert our viewers to detaikls of Cumbrian digital TV info site so her goes....try out http://www.digitaltvcumbria.info
This is a long shot.
Our family has had possession of a grand father clock passed down through several generations. My grandfather (dead in 1959) had told of carving on the lead weights as a child in Illinois which would probably be in the1880's.
On the face of the clock is what is apparently a signature of the clockmaker; W. Nichotlon or Nidiotlon, Whitehaven. I think the clock is from England, but not sure.
If any information is available I would appreciate it.
Gerald L Harned
N57W30766 Lakewood Dr
Hartland WI 53029
Do you have any information on a Henry Walker or better yet his son Henry (also) Walker circa the 1750s? George Walker would have been fighting in the French & Indian War in the United States at this time. Any information, leads, or contacts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much, Bob
Robert O. Stakeley
Library & Archives
Historical Society of Western
Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center(In Association with the Smithsonian Institution)1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4200
Tel. 412-454-6368 Fax 412-454-6028
Hi I have been researching my family tree and have
found that one of my
ancestors came from the Whitehaven area. I don't know where but her name was
margaret Sartorious or Sortorius and she was born around 1839. At the time
of 1881 census she was single and living in Liverpool with three children.
If anybody can help me I would be very grateful, Thanks J Cox email@example.com
Hi I am trying to find my ancestor on the 1851 census for 105 Queen St. Whitehaven - John Whitfield (48yrs), clogger. Can't seem to find the entry in the online entries. Also would he have advertised his business in the local papers of the time? Deborah Gillie" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I can only echo Stephen Denver's mail....Golden Ball is listed in 1881,
1871 and 1891 as 33 Irish St....we were looking for the same family and have
since made contact...does anyone have an old photo? I had an (inherited) old
photo of the pub which used to be on the site of the North - or previously
the Dolphin - pub
I was looking with interest at your Internet site regarding Old Inns of Whitehaven. My interest is in genealogy and in particular my 2x gt grandmother, one Agnes Gowan. In the 1861 census she is resident at the address 21 Queen St, Whitehaven and indicates that she was a 46 yr old widow and head of the household with occupation "Innkeeper". My query therefore is, was 21 Queen St, at that time an Inn? Or did she live apart from the Inn? If the property she occupied on the night of the census was an Inn, I wonder if you are able to give me any details, such as its name, size, wasdid it have rooms to rent,ownership, etc?
Agnes' husband was William Gowan, a mail coachman, coaching between Whitehaven and Millom when he was alive and, indeed, in 1851 they were living at 3 Fox Lane, although he was absent on census night.
I would be most interested and obliged if you are able to give me any information.
Jenny Judson in Rotorua, New Zealand
I am researching the life of
Robert Alleyne Robinson who in 1861 came to be
private secretary to the second William Earl of Lonsdale; but he was little
known in this neighbourhood until in 1872 he succeeded upon the resignation
of Mr James Lumb of Holmewood, to the position of Chief agent of the
Whitehaven Castle Estate. He then became Lord Lonsdale's deputy at the
Whitehaven Trustee Board, and a number of important changes in local policy
marked his accession to office. On the completion of his twentieth year as
chief agent he was involved in a carriage accident and died on 1 December
I would be grateful if you have anything on Mr Robinson's life
Hi can you help my wife and
i are moving to Parton around the end of may and she would like
to know if there are any embroidery clubs in or around Whitehaven
that she can join when we move thanks Derek
I've just been reading about
Alan Routledge's study on the history of pubs
in Whitehaven and note that The Golden Ball is listed as number 87. This
is of interest to me because I'm undertaking some family history at the
moment and have found out that my Great Great Grandfather, John Denver, was
the landlord of The Golden Ball, 33 Irish Street, in 1881 (listed as a
Publican, Druggist and Brewer in the 1881 census). Any historical
information about the Golden Ball which you have, would be very
interesting to me.
Regards Stephen Denveremail@example.com
December 2004, Hello ! I really
admire Your informative well done web site! My question is:
1954 to 1957 I worked as a night shift weaver at WEST CUMBERLAND SILK MILLS.
does the company still operate or when did it close ?? I hope to visit the
region in one or two Years. Best regards Max Thyssen Charlotte NC USA
I wonder if you can help me?
I believe that my Grandmother, Jane Little worked at the Globe Hotel in Whitehaven.I wondered how I would be able to learn more about when and what she did. It must have been around 1912, she would have been about 16.
Hope you can put me in touch with someone who can help.
Jean G Mcdowell
I am trying to find infomation about a pub called the Maugh
Sloop it is listed in the 1881 census and my grandfather was
the Innkeeper William Barnes. It is not in your pub guide
the address was 20 West Strand Whitehaven Cumbria can you please help.
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Sept 6 2003
Can anyone tell me anything about A McGILL Brickmakers of Whitehaven? I have recently demolished two sheds, both of which were built with "whitehaven" bricks,(very difficult to drill!), and bricks with the logo A McGILL WHITEHAVEN impressed on the frog.
July 15 2003
My mother was born in Whitehaven. I have a pair of clogs that belonged to her.
What is the history of clogs as far as Whitehaven is concerned? One of my anncestors was harbourmaster of Whitehaven about 1830's. His name was Anthony Nicholson. Thank You. for any information on clogs you can give me.
Whitehaven.org.uk replies:Lancelot Brew was the last clogger and he had a clog shop in Roper Street until the 1970s...
06 May 2003 Hello from Australia!
I have recently learnt that some of my heritage is in Whitehaven and the surrounding area. I am trying to learn something about the history of Whitehaven as this is where my gr gr gr Grandfather was born. His name was James REED and he married a lady named Ann GRAHAM in Whitehaven in 1833. I would like to learn more about them obviously and also about Whitehaven during this period. Can you please direct me as to where appropriate information might be gleaned. Also, a special request - are there many people with the surname REED or GRAHAM in the vicinity still?
Robyn MacIntosh <email@example.com>
Oct 30 2002. Is this the town where the famous Country Western Singer John Beck Resides?? Lisa White (Lisa.White@co.nevada.ca.us)
Hello! My name is Rick Erny,
and I'm writing to you from Indianapolis,
Indiana, United States of America. I belong to a historical re-enactment
group, and our impression is the 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Here is
our website: http://www.ballindalloch-press.com/2ndborder/index.html
.As part of my impression, I have chosen Whitehaven as my hometown, circa 1914-1918. After
visiting your site, I know I have chosen well. I can only hope to actually visit your lovely community some day.
Any information on Whitehaven during the Great War, especially schools and other such institutions that existed back then, would be greatly appreciated. I may be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much!Rick Erny
(Message dated 23-8-02)
hi just wanted to say well done on the whitehaven page. I now reside in nuneaton, warks and have a neigbour who lived on mirehouse. small world. I stood on whitehaven beach before i travelled the world and arrived at whitehaven in australia. 2 beautiful places on one planet. met a whitehaven lad and a workington lass in fiji.
keep up the good work.
tony ( email@example.com )
Hello Kind Person,
I am currently doing genealogical research on my mothers family and found your address on the web, I am hoping you can help me. My great great grandfather, James Devlin ran an Inn called the Rams' Head Inn. His brother also had a business called the Blacksmiths Arm. They were both located in Whitehaven. James had at least three sons Thomas Hugh and My great grandfather also called James. His birth date may be August of
1868. The family lived in Whitehaven many years eventually moving to the Isle of Man and the maybe to County Down, Northern Ireland. It is believed that James Devlin, Sr. died in December 7, 1889 and is buried in Fords Cemetery. We believe the family was Roman Catholic and the undertaker was T. Maquire of 25 Oldham street and 2 Myrtle Street. This summer I am hoping to make a trip to County Down, to the Isle of Man and to Whitehaven.
I don't know if you can provide me with any about this family. If not specific information perhaps you would know something about the two Inns they once owned, the Rams Head Inn and the Blacksmiths Arm. And most
important to my research the location of Fords Cemetery. Thank you so much for your time and effort in this matter Most Gratefully and Sincerely , Bernard Caulfield (BERNIECAUL@aol.com)