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BRATHAY, a chapelry in Hawkshead parish [created in the year 1837], Lancashire; on Brathay river and Windermere lake, 2 miles SW of Ambleside, and 7½ by road from Windermere r. station. Post Town, Ambleside, under Windermere.
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.
Church of England
Brathay chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Hawkshead to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|BRATHAY HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1837) Indexes|
|HAWKSHEAD ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS PARISH (1568) Indexes (ancient parish containing BRATHAY Chapelry)|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Brathay and comprising the whole ancient parish of Hawkshead to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the HAWKSHEAD PARISH page.
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 306915.
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.
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