"Strickland (Stirkland) gave name to the family of Strickland, which continued here for many generations, and afterwards removed to Sizergh. Thrimby is a small village in this parish, consisting only of about six families."
[Nicolson and Burn: The history and antiquities of the counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. 1777.]
Thrimby is a parish in the West Ward of the county.
Until 1741 it was in the parish of Morland. It includes Little Strickland.
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.
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.
Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts are held by Cumbria Archives : originals at Kendal RO and microfilm copies at Carlisle RO.
See the CASCAT online calogue for WPR105 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).
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Thrimby to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Thrimby has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NY550196 (Lat/Lon: 54.569786, -2.69826), Thrimby which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Thrimby is in the diocese of Carlisle and wills will be in Carlisle Record Office.