This section contains articles relating to Cumberland & Westmorland published in The Times newspaper.
Thank you! to Petra Mitchinson for transcribing the majority of 'The Times' articles and to Barb Baker for the rest, we have hundreds of transcribed articles still to add. Watch this space !!!
1881 - 1890 14
1871 - 1880 13
1851 - 1860 18
1841 - 1850 14
1831 - 1840 167
1821 - 1830 148
1811 - 1820 150
1801 - 1810 28
1791 - 1800 27
1781 - 1790 31
In 1876 there was an epic trial - one VANE tried to wrest the baronetcy and the family estates from the current holder on the basis that allegedly the current baronet's father was illegitimate. An awful lot of dirty family linen was washed in public, and a great lot of family history information was revealed in the process.
The London sank in a bad storm in the Bay of Biscay on 11th January 1866 on her way from London to Melbourne. 220 passengers and crew lost their lives, among them 10 people from Cumberland; 16 crew and 3 passengers managed to get away in one boat and survived.
The Rev. John H L BATEMAN, vicar of Haile, has been prosecuted by the Treasury at Whitehaven Police-court, for inserting or permitted to be inserted in the register of marriages at Haile a certain false entry relating to a marriage.