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Guide to '''Church Coniston, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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== Chapelry History  ==
 
== Chapelry History  ==
  
Church Coniston was an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1730 from chapelry in Ulverston [[Ulverston,_Lancashire]] Ancient Parish. See also [[Comprehensive_List_of_Chapelries_in_Ulverston_Parish]].Other places in the parish include: Above Coniston.  
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CONISTONE, CHURCH, (St Andrew) was created '''a chapel of ease''' by 1599, taken from and lying within the boundaries of[[Ulverston, Lancashire| Ulverston, Lancashire]], hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster,6 miles (S. W.) from Ambleside. Having been within the boundaries of the historic county of Lancashire since 1182, Coniston was part of the administrative county of Lancashire between 1889 and 1974. Today Coniston forms part of Cumbria. The village is situated at the head of Coniston Water, the third longest lake in the Lake District. The '''modern parish''' is within the Diocese of Carlisle. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50894#s13 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 679-682. Date accessed: 16 September 2013.</ref>
  
Having been within the boundaries of the historic county of Lancashire since 1182, Coniston was part of the administrative county of Lancashire between 1889 and 1974. Today Coniston forms part of Cumbria. The village is situated at the head of Coniston Water, the third longest lake in the Lake District.
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See also [[Comprehensive List of Chapelries in Ulverston Parish]].  
  
Coniston is a popular spot for hill-walking and rock-climbing; there are fine walks to be had on the nearby Furness Fells and Grizedale Forest, and some of the finest rock in the Lake District on the eastern face of Dow Crag, three miles from the village. The Grizedale Stages rally also takes place in Coniston, using the surrounding Grizedale and Broughton Moor (or Postlethwaite Allotment) forests.
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== Resources  ==
  
The creation of the national park in the 1950s provided a further boost to tourism, with attractions such as the John Ruskin Museum and ferry services across the lake developing. Donald Campbell added to the profile of the village and lake when he broke 4 World Water Speed Records on the lake in the 1950's. He died attempting to break the world water speed record for the eighth time in 1967, when his jet boat ("Bluebird K7") crashed at 290mph, having already set the record for the seventh time at Dumbleyung Lake, Western Australia in 1964. His body and boat (Bluebird K7) were discovered and recovered by divers in 2001 and he was buried in the new graveyard in Coniston in September 2001.<br>The modern parish is within the Diocese of Carlisle. <br>
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==== Civil Registration  ====
  
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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 [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].
  
CONISTONE, CHURCH, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 6 miles (S. W.) from Ambleside; containing 1148 inhabitants. The manor, which was held by the Urswicks, passed by marriage in the reign of Henry III. to the le Flemings, and became the seat of seven descents of the family. About the 10th of Henry IV., Thomas le Fleming married one of the four daughters of Sir John de Lancaster, by whom he acquired the manor of Rydal, in Westmorland; and for seven generations more, Rydal and Conistone vied to fix the family in Westmorland or Lancashire. Sir Daniel Fleming, Bart., died in 1821, leaving his lady his estates. The township is the most northern part of the county, stretching to the shire-stone near the hills of Wrynose and Hard-Knot; within its limits are Yewdale and the reputed lordship of Tilberthwaite. The population of the village has increased from the flourishing state of the copper-mines and slate-quarries here. A fair for cattle is held on the third Saturday in September. The chapel was consecrated in 1586, and re-erected in 1819, when 230 additional sittings were provided: the living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of T. R. G. Braddyll, Esq.; net income, £100. To the north-west of the village is the Old Man, the most elevated mountain in the county, 2576 feet above the level of the sea; on its summit are three heaps of stones called the Old Man, his Wife, and Son, supposed relics of the Sabæan superstition.
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==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
  
From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 679-682. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50894 Date accessed: 29 June 2010.
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An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
  
See "Manchester St Dennis" for a Comprehensive List of Chapels within the Parish of Manchester".
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== Resources ==
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==== Church records ====
  
==== Civil Registration ====
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===== '''Online Records''' =====
  
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 [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].
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'''<u>Church of England</u>'''
  
==== Church records  ====
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Coniston chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[Ulverston St Mary, Lancashire|Ulverston]] to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Coniston and comprising the whole ancient parish of Ulverston to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Ulverston St Mary, Lancashire|ULVERSTON PARISH]] page.
  
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
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Include an overview if there is any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed. Add a link to online sites for indexes and/or images. Also add a link to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.
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{{British Census|306916}}
  
==== Probate records<br> ====
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[[Ulverston Poor Law Union,Lancashire]]
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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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Guide to Church Coniston, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Church Coniston St Andrew Lancashire.jpg

Contents

Chapelry History

CONISTONE, CHURCH, (St Andrew) was created a chapel of ease by 1599, taken from and lying within the boundaries of Ulverston, Lancashire, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster,6 miles (S. W.) from Ambleside. Having been within the boundaries of the historic county of Lancashire since 1182, Coniston was part of the administrative county of Lancashire between 1889 and 1974. Today Coniston forms part of Cumbria. The village is situated at the head of Coniston Water, the third longest lake in the Lake District. The modern parish is within the Diocese of Carlisle. [1]

See also Comprehensive List of Chapelries in Ulverston Parish.

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

Coniston chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Ulverston 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
LBMDLancashireBMD.org.uk
AC = Ancestry.co.uk
FREG = FreeReg


CONISTON ST ANDREW Chapelry  (1599) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1599-1701, 1875-1880 1604-1700 1871-1881
LOPC 1690-1875 1690-1836, 1839-1855 1691-1810, 1813-1871
LBMD None None None
FMP None 1604-1836 None
AC 1599-1700 1599-1700 1599-1700
FREG 1599-1701 1604-1700 1600-1701
ULVERSTON ST MARY PARISH (1545) Indexes (ancient parish containing CONISTON Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1546-1910 1545-1914 1678-1903
LOPC 1771-1780, 1813-1841 1545-1617, 1771-1780, 1821-1841 1771-1780, 1814-1841
LBMD None None None
FMP None 1545-1837 None


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Coniston and comprising the whole ancient parish of Ulverston to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the ULVERSTON 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 306916.


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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 679-682. Date accessed: 16 September 2013.