Welcome to my

CUMBERLAND FAMILY HISTORY PAGES

St. Bees Head

I first began researching our Family History in 1987 although I had been involved in Local History in Dorset for several years before that.

My own families originate in the Midland Counties of England whilst John's come from a variety of backgrounds.    Amongst these are his father's father's family who originated on the West Coast of Cumberland, mainly as Farmers and Yeomen.   Some of these could trace their origins back many generations within the same area.  

It is these with whom I have become most involved and some of whose lives are described on these pages.

In 1974 the ancient County of Cumberland was incorporated into the much larger "Cumbria" which also contained Westmorland and parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire.

Please click the links on the left if you have an interest in any of these or general Cumberland research and other families which may be found through Cumbrian Links.