Historic Parish Registers
These records are available thanks to the extensive research carried out by Nancy McLaughlin from New Zealand.

In the introduction to her website Nancy said:-

The original Registers for the Parish of Kirkby Stephen commence in 1647; unfortunately the records are not continuous, there being a gap, only some of which is covered by the Bishop's Transcripts, which I have also consulted.   Overall, there remains a gap in the Registers from June 1671 until 1676.

The transcriptions recorded here, extend only to the year 1773 (Baptisms), to 1771 (Marriages), and to 1773 (Burials).   That is the extent of my microfilm. 

My thanks to the many people who have contributed information and files to be included in this site. 

Do also make sure you check out the various Cumbrian LINKS, particularly that to 
Andrew Lancaster's site,which incorporates many Kirkby Stephen surnames. 


Nancy McLaughlin
Christchurch, New Zealand. June, 2007.



​Nancy also recorded her sources as follows:-





​The following tables of entries relating to people from the parish of Kirkby Stephen, have been compiled from details extracted from "Marriage Licence/Bonds, Volume 1, 1668-1739, and Volume 11, 1740-1752", published by Cumbria Family History Society and Cumbria Archive Service, to whom acknowledgment is made. These volumes were compiled by Clement Singleton in 1994 and 1996 from an original transcription made by R. Morris Richardson and Edwin Dodds in 1911-12. Church site: Diocese of Carlisle The following tables of entries relating to people from the parish of Kirkby Stephen, have been compiled from details extracted from "Marriage Licence/Bonds, Volume 1, 1668-1739, and Volume 11, 1740-1752", published by Cumbria Family History Society and Cumbria Archive Service, to whom acknowledgment is made. These volumes were compiled by Clement Singleton in 1994 and 1996 from an original transcription made by R. Morris Richardson and Edwin Dodds in 1911-12.
Burials 1647 - 1700
Burials 1701 - 1730
Burials 1731 - 1750
Burials 1751 - 1770
Burials 1771 - 1773
​Marriages 1646 - 1671
​Marriages 1676 - 1700
​Marriages 1701 - 1710
​Marriages 1711 - 1720
​Marriages 1721 - 1730
​Marriages 1731 - 1740
​Marriages 1741 - 1754
​Marriages 1754 - 1771
​Marriage Bonds 1668 - 1752