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Chapelries History

Finsthwaite St Peter was created a chapel of ease in 1724 from Colton, Lancashire Ecclesiastical Parish.

Finsthwaite is a small village in the South Lakeland District,since 1974 in the county of Cumbria. It is located near the Furness Fells and Lake Windermere.

The present church was a replacement built in 1873-4, to a design by Paley and Austin, in slate and sandstone.

"FINSTHWAITE, a parochial 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 northeast by north from Ulverston.[1] The chapel, dedicated to St. Peter, was consecrated and made parochial in 1725", and as a parochial chapelry, was allowed to perform marriages.

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

Finsthwaite chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with 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:

FS = FamilySearch.org
LOPC Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project
FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk
LBMDLancashireBMD.org.uk
AC = Ancestry.co.uk
FREG = FreeReg


FINSTHWAITE ST PETER Chapelry  (1725) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1725-1882 1727-1901 1725-1905
LOPC 1726-1840 1727-1839 None
LBMD None None None
FMP None 1727-1836 None
COLTON HOLY TRINITY PARISH (1623) Indexes (ancient parish containing FINSTHWAITE 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 Finsthwaite 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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Web sites

References

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis(1848), pp. 235-238. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50963 Greatly adapted. Date accessed: 30 June 2010.

 

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