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Location of parish on undated map by William Mackenzie, scanned by Sarah Reveley.Area around the parish on undated map by William Mackenzie, scanned by Sarah Reveley.

Crosby Garrett is a split parish in the East Ward of the county adjacent to Asby, Warcop, Great Musgrave, Brough, Soulby, Kirkby Stephen, Ravenstonedale and Orton.

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Description & Travel

The name Crosby might be derived from dwelling by the cross.


M.I.s for Crosby Garrett were transcribed in Monumental Inscriptions of Westmorland by E. Bellasis 1888-89 and are available on Westmorland Papers.


No returns survive for the 'census' of 1787.

Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911.

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

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Church History

picture of St Luke's Church, Crosby Garrett (c) Lynne Hullock St Andrew. Cruciform church with N & S aisles. Of many periods, including Saxon opening and Norman arcade.

Historical and architectural notes on National Heritage List (English Heritage site).
Photograph(s) and description on VisitCumbria.
Acess and contact details on Church of England site

Church Records

Baptism registers [1569]-1973   The parish records and BTs are held at the Kendal Record Office of Cumbria Archives Service.
  The Record Office reference is WPR48

  For searching on see Jake Prescott's list of IGI batch numbers.
Marriage registers 1559-1930
Banns registers -
Burial registers 1559-1973
Bishops transcripts 1662-1871

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The details for the parish from the Parson & White's Directory for 1829 are transcribed on Edenlinks site.

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Magna Britannica et Hibernia.Volume 6: Westmorland by T Cox 1731.

"Crosby-Gerard, the Lordship and Estate of Roger Lord Clifford 4th, of which he died possessed 13 Rich. II. And left it to his Son and Heir Thomas, with many large Estates, of which Crosseby-Rundewyth was at the same Time a Part."

British History Online provides  historical notes for Crosby Garrett from The Later Records relating to North Westmorland by John F. Curwen (1932)

Crosby Garrett, Westmorland; a history of the manor of Crosby Garrett in Westmorland, with local custom and legends (1914) is digitised on the Internet Archive

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1641/2 340(est)
1671 170(est)
1801 245

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Probate Records

Crosby Garrett is in the diocese of Carlisle and wills will be in Carlisle Record Office.

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Hearth Tax records for 1674 Little Musgrave (Crosby Garret) transcribed on Edenlinks.

Window Tax records for 1777 Crosby Garrett transcribed on Edenlinks.

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Last updated: February 2015 Dave Huddart
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