Flookburgh, Lancashire Genealogy

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St Johns Flookburgh Lancashire.jpg


Chapelry History

Flookburgh St John the Baptist was created as a chapel of ease from  Cartmel, Lancashire Ancient Parish. See also List of Chapelries in Cartmel Parish

Flookburgh is an ancient village on the Cartmel peninsula in Lancashire. Being close to Morecambe Bay, fishing plays a big part in its village life. Cockle and shrimp fishermen still venture out onto the sands every day, nowadays using specially adapted tractors.

The famous Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding is made in Flookburgh.

Flookburgh or "HOLKER, LOWER, a township" with chapelry, separate from, but lying within "the parish of Cartmel, union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 1¾ mile southwest of Cartmel. At Flookborough is a chapel, dedicated to St. John the Baptist."[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.

  • Ulverstone

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

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

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 306914.

http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

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


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 244-248. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50966 Adapted. Date accessed: 30 June 2010.