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placename:- Murthwaite
locality:- Longsleddale
parish Longsleddale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
building/s
coordinates:- NY51490076
10Km square:- NY50

1Km square NY5100

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Murthwaite -- Longsleddale -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- 15.4.2009
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Murthwaite -- Longsleddale -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- 15.4.2009

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 33 4)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
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Murthwaite

placename:- Murthwaite
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old map:- OS 1881-82 New Series (outline edition)

Maps, parts of Westmorland, Cumberland, etc now Cumbria, New Series 1 inch maps of England, published by the Ordnance Survey, London, 1881-82; sheets 7, 11, 12, 16..19, 22..25, 28..31, 37..40, 47..50, 58.
Murthwaite

placename:- Murthwaite
date:- 1881=1882
period:- 19th century, late; 1880s

tithe schedule:- Kendal Corn Rent Act 1836

Beware/ The schedule is arranged by Person; interpretting it by Place is not a certain procedure.
Schedule, each row gives:-
Field no. / Tenant's name / Close ie Field name / Type of culture / Area, acres
Owned by John Sampson, tenanted by Thomas Kellet; Murthwaite.
/ / Sampson John
/ 236 / Thomas Kellet / Far Harby Bank / Ar & Mea / 1 705
/ 237 / Do / Harby Bank Wood / / 0 300
/ 238 / Do / Low Harby Bank / Mea / 1 415
/ 239 / Do / Hollow Close & 1/2 of Island / Ar & Mea / 4 425
/ 240 / Do / Hollow Close Spring / Pas / 1 435
/ 241 / Do / Harby Bank / Pas / 2 355
/ 242 / Do / New Close / Ar & Mea / 2 420
/ 243 / Do / Grubbings / Pas / 2 265
/ 244 / Do / Intake Wood / / 0 150
/ 245 / Do / Far Intake / Ar & Pas / 3 565
/ 246 / Do / Intake / Pas / 6 475
/ 247 / Do / Hoghouse Springs / Pas / 1 420
/ 248 / Do / Back door Parrock / Pas / 0 755
/ 249 / Do / Parrock / Pas / 1 165
/ 250 / Do / Green / Pas / 0 400
/ 251 / Do / Murthwaite Homstd. &c / / 0 335
/ 252 / Do / Calf Parrock / Pas / 0 160
/ 253 / Do / Great do / Pas / 0 325
/ 254 / Do / Staples Bank / Mea / 5 185
/ 255 / Do / Backside in do / Mea / 0 065
/ 256 / Do / Wood in do / Mea / 0 490
/ 257 / Do / Park / Mea / 1 215
/ 258 / Do / Little Meadow / Mea / 0 710
/ / / / / [total] 38 735

placename:- Murthwaite
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

source:- Kendal Corn Rent Act 1836

Area 38.735 acres
Sampson John / Thomas Kellett / Murthwaite / 38 735 38 2 38 / ...

placename:- Murthwaite
person:- : Sampson, John
person:- : Kellett, Thomas
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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Murthwaite
circle, labelled in italic lowercase text; settlement, farm, house, or hamlet?

placename:- Murthwaite
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

source:- EPNS Westmorland 1967


placename:- Morethwayte -- 1395

old map:- Hodgson 1828

Map, 4 sheets, Westmorland, by T Hodgson, scale about 1 1/4 inches to 1 mile, engraved by W R Gardner, ?published by C Smith, 1828.
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placename:- Murthwaite
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old map:- Nelson 1939

Farm plan, Plan of Murthwaite Farm, Longsleddale, Westmorland, scale 25 ins to 1 mile, made by Teddy Nelson, about 1939.
piece = 457, area = 0.358; farm itself.

placename:- Murthwaite Farm
date:- 1939
period:- 1930s

census returns:- Census 1891

Name / Relationship / Married? / Male, age / Female, age / Occupation / Where born
William Green / head / / 60 / / farmer / Kendal
Agnes Green / wife / / / 56 / farmers sister / Kendal
Elizabeth A Pattinson / servant / / / 18 / general domestic servant / Kentmere
date:- 1891
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

census returns:- Census 1881

Name / Relationship / Married? / Male, age / Female, age / Occupation / Where born
William Cragg / head / Married / 39 / / farmer farming 45 acres / Longsleddale
Sarah Cragg / wife / Married / / 34 / / Longseddale
Leonard J Cragg / son / / 9 / / scholar / Longsleddale
Sarah Jane Cragg / daughter / / / 7 / scholar / Longsleddale
Agness Eleanor ? Cragg / daughter / / / 5 / / Longsleddale
Annie Cragg / daughter / / / 10 months / / Longsleddale
Anthony Cragg / son / / 3 years / / / Longsleddale
Ann Gould / servant / / / 13 / general domestic servant / Strickland Roger
date:- 1881
period:- 19th century, late; 1880s

census returns:- Census 1871

Name / Relationship / Married? / Male, age / Female, age / Occupation / Where born
George Dowthwaite / head / widower / 57 / / farmer / Whinfell
Agnes Dowthwaite / daughter / Unmarried / / 19 / farmers daughter / Longsleddale
James Dowthwaite / son / / 12 / / farmers son / Longsleddale
date:- 1871
period:- 19th century, late; 1870s

census returns:- Census 1861

Name / Relationship / Married? / Male, age / Female, age / Occupation / Where born
George Dowthwaite / head / Married / 41 / / farmer of 38 acres / Whinfell
Nancy Dowthwaite / wife / Married / / 40 / farmers wife / Longsleddale
Sarah Dowthwaite / daughter / Unmarried / / 11 / scholar / Longsleddale
Agnes Dowthwaite / daughter / Unmarried / / 9 / scholar / Longsleddale
George Dowthwaite / son / Unmarried / 7 / / scholar / Longsleddale
Thomas Dowthwaite / son / Unmarried / 4 / / scholar / Longsleddale
James Dowthwaite / son / Unmarried / 2 / / farmers son / Longsleddale
James Dowthwaite / brother / Unmarried / 33 / / day labourer / Whinfell
date:- 1861
period:- 19th century, late; 1860s

census returns:- Census 1851

Name / Relationship / Married? / Male, age / Female, age / Occupation / Where born
Nathan Sarkinson / head / Married / 33 / / farmer of 54 acres / Kendal
Agnes Sarkinson / wife / Married / / 30 / wife / Heversham
Alice Sarkinson / daughter / / / 10 / / Kendal
William Sarkinson / son / / 8 / / / Kendal
Jane Sarkinson / daughter / / / 6 / / Kendal
Edward Sarkinson / son / / 3 / / / Kendal
Timothy Sarkinson / son / / 1 / / / Kendal
date:- 1851
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

shepherds guide:- Wilson 1913

Wilson's New Shepherds' Guide, by Thomas Wilson, Keswick, Cumberland, 1913.
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William Thompson, Murthwaite; W T burned on both horns, red T on near side.

placename:- Murthwaite
person:- : Thompson, William
date:- 1913
period:- 1910s

parish register:- KendalRO : WPR/85

George Walker, Undermoorthwte, buried 10 January 1720/21.

placename:- Under Moorthwaite
person:- : Walker, George
date:- 1721
period:- 18th century, early; 1720s

parish register:- KendalRO : WPR/85

Agnes Kellet, daughter of Thomas and Mary Kellet, Murthwaite, baptized 11 October 1789.

placename:- Murthwaite
person:- : Kellet, Agnes
person:- : Kellet, Thomas and Mary
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

parish register:- KendalRO : WPR/85

Mary Kellet, daughter of Thomas and Mary Kellet, Murthwaite, baptized 8 February 1795.

placename:- Murthwaite
person:- : Kellet, Mary
person:- : Kellet, Thomas and Mary
date:- 1795
period:- 18th century, late; 1790s

directory:- Kelly 1897

Kelly's Directory of Cumberland and Westmorland, published by Kelly and Co, London, 1897.
LONG SLEDDALE. / COMMERCIAL. / Green William, farmer, Murthwaite

placename:- Murthwaite
person:- farmer : Green, William
date:- 1897
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

directory:- Kelly 1894

Kelly's Directory of Cumberland and Westmorland, published by Kelly and Co, London, 1894.
Green William, farmer, Murthwaite

placename:- Murthwaite
person:- farmer; Green, William
date:- 1894
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

directory:- Bulmer 1880s (1st edn 1885/Wmd)

Series of books, each the History, Topography, and Directory of a county in the NW, mostly by T F Bulmer, published by T Bulmer and Co, Manchester, Lancashire, 1880s; 2nd editions 1900s-10s.
LONG SLEDDALE TOWNSHIP. / Farmers. / Green William, Murthwaite

placename:- Murthwaite
person:- farmer : Green, William
date:- 1885
period:- 19th century, late; 1880s

directory:- Bulmer 1880s (2nd edn 1905/Wmd)

Series of books, each the History, Topography, and Directory of a county in the NW, mostly by T F Bulmer, published by T Bulmer and Co, Manchester, Lancashire, 1880s; 2nd editions 1900s-10s.
LONGSLEDDALE. / Farmers. / Carter Thomas, Murthwaite

placename:- Murthwaite
person:- farmer : Carter, Thomas
date:- 1905
period:- 1900s

directory:- Kelly 1914

Directory, Kelly's Directory of Cumberland and Westmorland, published by Kelly's Directories, London, 1914.
LONG SLEDDALE. / COMMERCIAL. / Thompson Wm. farmer, Murthwaite

placename:- Murthwaite
person:- farmer : Thompson, William
date:- 1914
period:- 1910s

directory:- Kelly 1906

LONG SLEDDALE. / COMMERCIAL / Thompson Wm. farmer, Murthwaite

placename:- Murthwaite
person:- farmer : Thompson, William
date:- 1906
period:- 1900s

directory:- Kelly 1858

Post Office Directory of Westmoreland and Cumberland, published by Kelly and Co, London, 1858.
Long Sleddale / COMMERCIAL / Dowthwaite Geo. farmer, Murthwaite

placename:- Murthwaite
person:- farmer : Dowthwaite, George
date:- 1858
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

directory:- Mannex 1849

Book, History, Topography, and Directory of Westmorland, and Lonsdale North of the Sands in Lancashire, by P J Mannex, published by Simpkin, Marshall and Co, London, 1849.
LONGSLEDDALE TOWNSHIP. / Farmers [dagger] are Yeomen. / Sarkinson, Nathan, Mourthwaite.

placename:- Mourthwaite
person:- farmer : Sarkinson, Nathan
date:- 1849
period:- 19th century, early; 1840s

directory:- Parson and White 1829

Book, History, Directory, and Gazetteer, of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmorland, with that Part of the Lake District in Lancashire, forming the Lordships of Furness and Cartmel, by William Parson and William White, published by W White and Co, 1829.
LONG SLEDDALE. Marked 1, reside at Little London; 2, on the East side; and 3, on the West side the Sprint Beck. / FARMERS. Thus [star] are Yeomen. / 2 Kellett Thos. Mourthwaite

placename:- Mourthwaite
person:- farmer : Kellett, Thomas
date:- 1829
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

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The initials 'L / I E' should likely be read as IL and EL, a surname beginning with L.
The Old Chapel Book, the early parish registers, begin at 1670. In the early period, up to the 1690s, there is only one surname starting with L in the valley, Lickbarrow. A Dr Lickbarrow is said to have lived at Murthwaite in the 17th century. So there is a good case for the surname being Lickbarrow.
Remember that the I might be an I or a J.
In the available records, baptisms and marriages only until the chapel was licensed for burials in 1712, there are an Isaac and a John Lickbarrow to be considered. John Lickbarrow had children Richard baptised 1677, Ann 1678, Agnes 1680, John 1685, John 1689, Thomas 1696, James 1699. This is not unreasonable for just one John. A John son of John and Agnes was buried in 1715, which suggests the John above had a wife called Agnes. This would not fit IL and El.
Thomasin, daughter of Isaac and Ellinor Lickbarrow was married to the curate, William Jackson, 2 November 1693. There is also a record of Ellinor Lickbarrow buried 14 March 1714.
The initials on the spice cupboard fit Isaac and Ellinor Lickbarrow.
This is a very tentative conclusion. The names and dates fit, but there is no evidence that IandEL lived at Murthwaite. Iff the date 1679 is a marriage date then Thomasin was only 14 when she married, not unreasonable, the age of consent was very much younger at that time.
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button to large Murthwaite -- Longsleddale -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- The spice cupboard at Murthwaite, -- 'L / I E / 1679' -- and rosettes for prize Teeswaters. -- 1.3.2008

story There is a tale about a Wizard of Longsleddale, a Dr Lickbarrow who lived at Murthwaite in the 17th century, dabbling in black magic.
Once when away at church there was a violent storm, tree branches broken, slates lifted, in which the doctor thought he spotted the work of the devil. Hurrying back home he found an apprentice working with the Book of Magic, open at the pages on How to raise the Devil. Ordering the young man out, the doctor struggled to close the book and lock away Old Nick.
The doctor was probably the local healer, and finder of lost items. When he was dying he was told of two pigeons squabbling on the roof of Murthwaite. Told that the black pigeon had defeated the white, the doctor replied that it was all over for him too; soon after he died.

notes The Hawkshead Parish Account book, 1786, includes:-
Journey horse hire and expenses to Backbarrow to Eliner Preston to take her child to Mr. Kellets of Long Sleddale to be cured of a scabbed head 2/6.
Parish register entries have Kellets at Kilnstones and Murthwaite in the 1780s, but perhaps elsewhere in the valley.
Cowper, H S: 1785=1896: Hawkshead Folklore: TransCWAAS: OS vol.14: pp.371-389

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