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Guide to Rusland, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Rusland, Lancashire
Rusland Church Lancashire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Lonsdale
County Lancashire
Poor Law Union Ulverston PLU
Registration District Ulverstone
Records begin
Parish registers: 1781
Bishop's Transcripts: 1852
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Furness and Cartmel
Diocese Chester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries
Location of Archive
Lancashire Record Office

Contents

Chapelry History

RUSLAND, a district chapelry, in the parish of Coulton, union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 8½ miles north by northeast of Ulverston. [1]

Rusland St Paul was created a chapel of ease by 1745 from, and lying within the boundaries of Coulton or Colton Ecclesiastical Parish. Rusland since 1974 has been in Cumbria following administrative boundary changes historically it was in Lancashire.

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/

Church records

Online Records

Church of England

Rusland chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials are currently unavailable; however, those of the ancient parish of Colton, to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:


AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = findmypast (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk


COLTON HOLY TRINITY PARISH (1623) Indexes (ancient parish containing RUSLAND Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1623-1655, 1676-1870 1626-1648, 1676-1854 1676-1870
LOPC 1811-1825 1811-1825 1811-1825
LBMD None None None
FMP None 1626-1837 None


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Rusland and comprising the whole ancient parish of Colton to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the COLTON PARISH page.


Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 306914.


Poor Law Unions

Ulverston Poor Law Union,Lancashire

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Websites

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 717-719.

 

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