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Index to local Quaker families

19th Century Fieldmaps

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Cumbrian Place Names

This list of Cumbrian place names with the correct local pronunciation has been compiled with the help of other family historians who subscribe to the Cumberland Mailing List @ rootsweb.

It must be emphasised that there are many local differences in Cumbrian dialect

I would like to expand this list to cover more places and also to include historic spellings and derivations. Please send me your contributions.

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Abbeytown

dialect: t'Abba

Arlecdon

ARlecdon (Often ARLton)

Aspatria

A(as in apple)-SPATE-REAH,
dialect: SPAYTREE or SpeAtrie
origin: From Gospatric, earl of Dunbar, father of Waldeof, first lord of Allerdale. Possibly, Ash(tree)Gospatrick

Baggrow

Bagrah

Beckermet

BecKERmet

Blackwell (area of Carlisle)
Bleckle
Borrowdale

Borradull

Brougham (Near Penrith)

Broom

Broughton-in-Furness

BROW-tun in Furnace (sometimes BRORtun)

Burgh-by-Sands

Bruff be sands

Calderbridge

CalderBRIDGE

Caldewgate
area of Carlisle

Cawdigate

Calva (East of Workington)

Carver

Calvo (Near Silloth)

Calva

Carlisle

CARlayl

Cleator (Moor)
Cleeta
Cockermouth

COCKermuth

Dacre

Daker, to rhyme with Baker

Distington

DISS-intun

Egremont

locally Eggermunt

Eskdale

ESKdale, popularly ESHdl

Frizington

Frizentun

Gilcrux

GilCROOS

Gosforth

(locally) Gossfer (Goss to rhyme with boss)

Greta (River)

Greeter (NOT Greta as in Garbo)

Greysouthen

Gray SOON

Keswick

KES-ick, Cumbrians often call Derwentwater Keswick Lake

Lamplugh

LAMPla

Langwathby

Langwathbi

Lowca
LOWcer (Low rhyming with how)
Millom

MILum

Mirehouse
Myruss
Monkwray
Monkra
Moresby

Morr-us-bee

Pelutho

Pellata

Penrith

PENruth, locally known as Peerith

Raughton Head

Raffton Head

Ravenglass

RavenGLASS

Rogersceugh (Near Bowness-on-Solway)

Rogerscuff, or Rogerscew if you're posh

Rowrah

ROW (noise) rah

Sandwith (nr. St. Bees)

Sannoth

Seathwaite

Seawait

Seaville

Civil

Sebergham

SEBrum

Sellafield

SellaFIELD

Sneckyeat
Sneckyet
Stanwix, Area of Carlisle

STANicks

Thurstonfield

Thrussen-field

Torpenhow

Trapenna

-thwaite

locally pronounced thut, Waberthwaite is WOBBERthut

Ulpha

ULpha, popularly Oofer

Walton,
near Brampton

Dialect:Watton

Whitehaven

White-evvn

Woodhouse (Whitehaven)
Woodus
Workington

WUKitn

Wormanby

Woremby


Thanks to recent contributors:
Barry Lawman, Helen Strickland, Betty Marshall, Christine Brown, William McAllister, Emma Jane Vernon, Rev. David Dawson, Steven Butler, Henry Stewart.

More detailed information on many of the places mentioned is available on
STEVE BULMAN'S SITE

For more on Cumbrian dialect including some audio files to download visit
The Lakeland Dialect Society Website

Field Maps

These maps, which probably date from around 1865, show the occupiers of fields, farms and cottages between Dubmill and Beckfoot.
They may have been prepared for a valuation survey but nobody, including the staff at the County Records Office in Carlisle, is very sure. Suggestions would be welcome. Family names included on each map are listed in the table.

CLICK ON THE AREA TO SEE THE MAP

WARNING These are large files and may take some time to download.

ACREDALE MILL
Barnes, Calvert, Farren, Harrison, Jennings, Law, Miller, Minnican, Reay, Saul, Sim, Tordiff, Younghusband

ACREDALE COMMON
Barwise, Harrison, Holliday, Jennings, Law, Miller, Parker, Reay, Saul, Sim, Tordiff, Wilkinson, Wise, Wood, Younghusband.

BECKFOOT 1
Backhouse, Bell, Biglands, Hayton, Holliday, Saul, Steel, Wilkinson

BECKFOOT 2
Atkinson, Barnes, Bell, Biglands, Mordant.

COWGATE
Barwise, Glaister, Holliday, Longcake, Osborne, Osmotherley, Ostle

SMALL FIELDS NEAR COWGATE
Barnes, Barwise, Chambers, Holliday, Longcake, Miller, Osmotherley, Ostle, Pearson, Postlethwaite, Saul, Sim, Terrels, Wilson, Wise

DUBMILL AND SALTA
Brown, Fearon, Ostle, Sim, Thompson, Wilson, Wise.

LOWSAY
Barwise, Bendle, Chambers, Gustavus(?), Holliday, Dr. Lawmass, Ostle, Pape, Parish Land, Richmond, Spark, Wilson, Wise.

MAWBRAY VILLAGE
Barnes, Bishop, Chambers, Hailforth, Holliday, Longcake, Miller, Ostle, Pearson.

MAWBRAY BANK
Barnes, Barwise & Bone, Blackburn, Chambers, Holliday, Longcake, Miller, Ostle.

MAWBRAY HAYRIGG
Barnes, Barwise, Biglands, Carver, Holliday, Miller, Longcake, Mordant, Ostle, Sim, Thurlow, Williamson.

NEWTOWN
Atkinson, Barnes, Bell, Biglands, Glaister, Holliday, Mordant, Osborne, Osmotherley, Ostle, Saul, Sim

NEWTOWN BANK AND NOOK
Atkinson, Barnes, Barwise, Biglands, Glaister, Mordant, Osmotherley, Ostle, Sim.

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