Pennington, Lancashire

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Revision as of 06:51, 11 May 2012

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Pennington St Michael contributor Alexander P Kapp

Contents

Parish History

Pennington St Michael is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire.

Pennington, since 1974 in Cumbria is a small village/hamlet in Furness, a region of Cumbria. Pennington lies in between Ulverston and Lindal.

There are a set of stocks outside the Church gate that were used to punish offenders and there are runic inscriptions within the churchyard. Pennington is mentioned in the Domesday Book as one of the townships forming the Manor of Hougun held by Earl Tostig.

The modern parish in the Diocese of Carlisle.

Here is a brief 1848 historical perspective for Pennington by the topographer, Samuel A. Lewis:

"PENNINGTON St Michael, a parish, in the union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 1½ mile west by southwest of Ulverston." The church was erected in 1826.[1]

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

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

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

References

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 545-549.&amp;nbsp;Adapted.&amp;nbsp;Date accessed: 20 July 2010.