Burton in Kendal, Westmorland Genealogy

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Guide to Burton in Kendal, Westmorland family history and genealogy: parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records. Part of this parish is in Lancashire. See also Burton in Kendal, Lancashire.

Burton in Kendal, Westmorland
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred [[Kendal; Lonsdale; Lonsdale [Lancashire], Lancashire|Kendal; Lonsdale; Lonsdale [Lancashire]]]
County Lancashire
Poor Law Union Kendal
Registration District Kendal
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1676
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Kendal
Diocese Chester
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Kendal
Location of Archive
Lancashire Record Office


Parish History

Burton in Kendal is an Ancient Parish mostly in Westmorland and partly in Lancashire.

BURTON-IN-KENDAL (St. James), a parish, partly in Lonsdale ward, and partly in Kendal ward, union of Kendal, county of Westmorland; and partly in the hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster; comprising the township of Dalton, in Lancashire, and the townships of Burton, Holme, Holmscale, and Preston-Patrick, in Westmorland. [1]

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.

Church records

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

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 464191.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Westmorland 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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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 448-452. Date accessed: 16 July 2012.