WILLIAM THOMSON (1819-1890), English divine, archbishop of York, was born on the 11th of February 1819 at Whitehaven, Cumberland.
The fisheries are extensive, and though there are no ports of the first magnitude on the firth, a considerable shipping trade is carried on at Whitehaven, Harrington, Workington, Maryport and Silloth in Cumberland, and at Annan, Kirkcudbright, Creetown and Wigtown on the Scottish side.
Of Whitehaven, served by the Furness, London & North-Western and Cleator .& Workington Junction railways.
WHITEHAVEN, a municipal and parliamentary borough, seaport and market town of Cumberland, England, 41 m.
Whitehaven (Witofthaven) was an insignificant possession of the priory of St Bee which became crown property at the dissolution of the religious houses.
Since the Reform Act of 1832 Whitehaven has returned one representative to parliament.
Whitehaven coal was sent chiefly to Ireland in the 18th century.
In 1892 Maryport became an independent port with Workington, Whitehaven and Millom subordinate to it.
In England valuable deposits occur in the Carboniferous Limestone of west Cumberland (Whitehaven district) and north Lancashire (Ulverston district).
Where the Coal Measures reach the sea at Whitehaven, there are coal-mines, and the hematite of the Carboniferous Limestones has given rise to the active ironworks of Barrow-in-Furness, now the largest town in the district.
Whitehaven is similarly supplied from Ennerdale, and in the year 1894 Thirlmere in Cumberland was brought into use, as already mentioned, for the supply of Manchester.
He was taken over to England as an infant and nursed at Whitehaven, whence he returned to Ireland in his fourth year.
Carnforth, Barrow, Whitehaven, with branches to Coniston, Windermere (Lakeside), &c. Docks at Barrow.