|The parish is bounded on the east, south, and west, by the parish of Morland; and on the north, by the parishes of Lowther, Clifton, and Brougham|
Nicolson and Burn: The history and antiquities of the counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. 1777. Transcribed by Anne Nichols."Cliburn, Cleburn, Cleyburn, seems to derive the name from its situation. Burn is a rivulet or brook. And there is in the soil here a course of clay, which discovers itself in the channel and banks of the rivulet called Leeth, which runs on the west side of the village, and falls into Lyvennet below Cliburn mill.
The parish is bounded on the east, south, and west, by the parish of Morland; and on the north, by the parishes of Lowther, Clifton, and Brougham; and contains about 36 families, all of the established church [in 1777].
The church is dedicated to St. Cuthbert. It is a rectory. The church, in proportion to the extent of the parish, is very small. The parsonage house is situate near adjoining the churchyard. It is an old building, but in a pleasant situation, by the side of the Leeth.
Belonging to this parish is Winderwath, though intercepted from it by the upper part of Whinfell forest, which is in the parish of Brougham; so as Winderwath is no where contiguous to the rest of the parish."
M.I.s for Cliburn were transcribed in Monumental Inscriptions of Westmorland by E. Bellasis 1888-89 and are available on Westmorland Papers.
Returns survive for the 'census' of 1787 and are held at the Kendal Record Office of Cumbria Archives Service. The Record Office reference is WQ/SP/C. They are transcribed in Vital Statistics published by Curwen Archives Trust 1992. ISBN 1897590008. There is a transcription on EdenLinks
Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911.
A transcript of the 1841 census of Cliburn [HO107/1162] is provided by Virginia Gretton. It includes the following names:
AICHBANK, BAILEY, BAXTER, BIRKET, BROWN, BYERS, CARRICK, CLARKE, CLARKSON, COULSTON, CREIGHTON, DALTON, DAY, DIXON, DOBSON, EDMUNDSON, FERGUSON, FURNESS, HALL, HARRISON, HENDERSON, HINDSON, ION, IRVING, JACKSON, LAYCOCK, LITTLE, LONGSTAFF, McDONELL, McHAFFEY, MAGEE, MALLISON, MOOR, NELSON, NICHOLSON, PEARSON, RAILTON, RAYSON, RICHARDSON, ROBINSON, ROBSON, RUDD, SALKALD, SANDERSON, SILL, SIMPSON, SOWERBY, STANLEY, STEPHENSON, STOCKDALE, THOMPSON, WAITING, WATSON, WILLS, WOOFE, WORKMAN, YARKER.
Transcript and index for
1851 has been published by the Cumbria
Family History Society
and also in 'North Westmorland - An Index to the 1851 Census' compiled by David Lowis and Barbara Slack.
St Cuthbert. Norman nave and chancel. C19th S aisle and windows.
Historical and architectural notes on National Heriage List (English Heritage site).
History and description on Wikipedia.
Photograph(s) and description on VisitCumbria.
Acess and contact details on Church of England site
More details and maps in Genuki Westmorland Church Database
Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts are held by Cumbria Archives :
originals at Kendal RO and microfilm copies at Carlisle RO.
Baptism registers 1565-1927 Marriage registers 1565-1971 Banns registers 1756-1979 Burial registers 1565-1979 Bishops transcripts 1662-1878
See the CASCAT online calogue for WPR24 for information on these and other parish records..
For searching on LDS familysearch.org see IGI batch numbers (compiled by Jake Prescott)
or use the batch number search site (by Hugh Wallis).
The registers for 1565-1812 have been transcribed by Roland Grigg (available through Wayback Machine Internet Archive): (A to L) : (M to Z) .They are included in a combined Cumbrian parish register index by Roland Grigg (available through Wayback Machine Internet Archive)
Cumbria County History Trust has published a "Jubilee Digest" for the township of Cliburn
The Later Records relating to North Westmorland by John F. Curwen (1932) on British History Online
The details for the parish from the Parson & White's Directory for 1829 are transcribed on Edenlinks site.
Hibernia.Volume 6: Westmorland by T Cox 1731.
Transcription by S Reveley, J Fisher and L
"Clibburn-Talboys, though probably deriving its last Name from Ivo de Talbois, the first Lord of Kendal, whose Possession it was, and whose Posterity assumed the Name of de Lancaster, and from them it passed to the Cliffords through several intermediate Owner's Hands. And Clibburn Herny."
1641/2 144(est) 1671 151(est) 1787 154 1801 157
Cliburn is in the diocese of Carlisle and wills will be in Carlisle Record Office.
Last updated:July 2016 Dave