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22-10-2009, 9:39 AM
Are there any Catholic birth/baptism or marriage records available for Cumberland, England?
I am looking for birth/baptism details for Margaret FO(R)STER b. 1805-1811 in Carlisle. Her mother's maiden name may have been LOSH.
I am lead to believe that the family was Catholic. I can't find any non-Catholic records for her which may support that theory..
Any suggestions would be most welcome.
22-10-2009, 12:41 PM
Hi Maggie, have you checked out the parish registers for Cumberland at Parish Chest (http://www.parishchest.com/shop/index.php?cmd=listlinkeditems&cat=D2825&breadcrumb=Parish+Registers:Cumberland)?
I have now!!
However, unless I am missing something, there doesn't seem to be any reference to Catholic registers.
22-10-2009, 7:39 PM
The Catholic Family History Society has transcribed many registers, but Cumberland is not among them. Failing that you need to check Michael Gandy's invaluable publications Catholic Missions and Registers 1700-1880 - a listing of all known registers, their locations (many are still with the parish priest) and the existence and locations of transcriptions.
The Catholic FHS has a strong group in NW England so it would probably be worth contacting them.
You could also try the relevant record office, it's always possible that they have a transcript.
22-10-2009, 9:16 PM
Thank you, Colin.
I'll certainly follow up those leads.
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