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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Lancashire Parishes]]  
 
[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Lancashire Parishes]]  
  
[[Image:Tunstall Church Lancashire.jpg|thumb|right|Tunstall St John the Baptist]]<br>
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Guide to '''Tunstall, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
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Tunstall St John the Baptist is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire. Other places in the parish include: Burrow, Cantsfield, and Burrow with Burrow.  
 
Tunstall St John the Baptist is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire. Other places in the parish include: Burrow, Cantsfield, and Burrow with Burrow.  
  
A church at Tunstall is recorded in the Domesday survey but the oldest structure in the present church dates from the 13th century. The church was rebuilt around 1415 by Sir Thomas Tunstal. Alterations were made in the 16th century and the church was restored in 1907. <br>
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A church at Tunstall is recorded in the Domesday survey but the oldest structure in the present church dates from the 13th century. The church was rebuilt around 1415 by Sir Thomas Tunstal. Alterations were made in the 16th century and the church was restored in 1907. <br>  
  
The church has associations with the Bronte sisters, several of whom attended here briefly whilst at school at nearby Cowan Bridge in 1824. Charlotte Bronte probably used their experiences as inspiration for "Jane Eyre". The sisters may have eaten their lunch in the small room above the entrance porch after services.<br>
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The church has associations with the Bronte sisters, several of whom attended here briefly whilst at school at nearby Cowan Bridge in 1824. Charlotte Bronte probably used their experiences as inspiration for "Jane Eyre". The sisters may have eaten their lunch in the small room above the entrance porch after services.<br>  
  
The Parish is in the united benefice of East Lonsdale, in the deanery of Tunstall, the archdeaconry of Lancaster and the diocese of Blackburn. The benefice of East Lonsdale combines this church with St Peter, Leck, St Wilfrid, Melling, St James the Less, Tatham, The Good Shepherd, Lowgill, and Holy Trinity, Wray.<br>
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The Parish is in the united benefice of East Lonsdale, in the deanery of Tunstall, the archdeaconry of Lancaster and the diocese of Blackburn. The benefice of East Lonsdale combines this church with St Peter, Leck, St Wilfrid, Melling, St James the Less, Tatham, The Good Shepherd, Lowgill, and Holy Trinity, Wray.<br>  
  
"TUNSTALL St John the Baptist, '''''a parish''''', in the union of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire; containing, with the chapelry of Leek, and the townships of Burrow with Burrow, and Cantsfield, 3¾ miles south&nbsp;from Kirkby Lonsdale."&nbsp;At Leek is a separate chapel.<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 398-401.&amp;nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 02 August 2010.</ref>&nbsp;  
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"TUNSTALL St John the Baptist, '''''a parish''''', in the union of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire; containing, with the chapelry of Leek, and the townships of Burrow with Burrow, and Cantsfield, 3¾ miles south&nbsp;from Kirkby Lonsdale."&nbsp;At Leek is a separate chapel.<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 398-401.&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 02 August 2010.</ref>&nbsp;  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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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].  
 
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].  
  
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>
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Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>  
  
 
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
 
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
  
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
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An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>  
  
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==== Church records  ====
 
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Tunstall St. John the Baptist parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed&nbsp;online at the following web sites and ranges of years''':'''  
 
Tunstall St. John the Baptist parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed&nbsp;online at the following web sites and ranges of years''':'''  
  
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The [http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=4528&pageid=30539&e=e Lancashire Record Office] at Bow Lane, Preston PR2 1RE, holds the original parish registers in its vast collections. Contact their website for contact information.  
 
The [http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=4528&pageid=30539&e=e Lancashire Record Office] at Bow Lane, Preston PR2 1RE, holds the original parish registers in its vast collections. Contact their website for contact information.  
  
The Family History Library has microfilmed the parish registers and Bishop's transcripts of Tunstall St. John the Baptist parish for the years 1626-1843. These films are available for ordering/circulating and researching at any one of its satellite [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Centers] worldwide.
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The Family History Library has microfilmed the parish registers and Bishop's transcripts of Tunstall St. John the Baptist parish for the years 1626-1843. These films are available for ordering/circulating and researching at any one of its satellite [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Centers] worldwide.  
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
{{British Census|306916}}<br>
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{{British Census|306916}}<br>  
  
 
Surnam[http://www.ingleborougharchaeology.org.uk/BurrowSurnamesToImages.html e Index for 1841-1901] provided by Ingleborough Archaeology Freebooters. These surnames were gleaned from the images in '''Burrow''' census enumerators books 1841-1901 which is included in Tunstall area.  
 
Surnam[http://www.ingleborougharchaeology.org.uk/BurrowSurnamesToImages.html e Index for 1841-1901] provided by Ingleborough Archaeology Freebooters. These surnames were gleaned from the images in '''Burrow''' census enumerators books 1841-1901 which is included in Tunstall area.  
  
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==== Poor Law Unions<br> ====
==== Poor Law Unions<br> ====
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[[Lunesdale Poor Law Union,Lancashire]]  
 
[[Lunesdale Poor Law Union,Lancashire]]  
  
==== Probate records<br> ====
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==== Probate records<br> ====
  
 
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.  
  
== Maps and Gazetteers<br> ==
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==== Taxation  ====
  
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
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*'''1665-1667''' - Lancashire Hearth Tax: Lonsdale Hundred, Tunstall. [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/e179/default.asp E 179/132/352], The National Archives. Microfilm: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228692}}. Includes Cantsfield, Nether Burrow, Over Burrow.
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== Maps and Gazetteers<br>  ==
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
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== Web sites  ==
 
== Web sites  ==
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{{expand section|any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.}}  
 
{{expand section|any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.}}  
  
== References ==
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Guide to Tunstall, Lancashire family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Tunstall Church Lancashire.jpg

Contents

Parish History

Tunstall St John the Baptist is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire. Other places in the parish include: Burrow, Cantsfield, and Burrow with Burrow.

A church at Tunstall is recorded in the Domesday survey but the oldest structure in the present church dates from the 13th century. The church was rebuilt around 1415 by Sir Thomas Tunstal. Alterations were made in the 16th century and the church was restored in 1907.

The church has associations with the Bronte sisters, several of whom attended here briefly whilst at school at nearby Cowan Bridge in 1824. Charlotte Bronte probably used their experiences as inspiration for "Jane Eyre". The sisters may have eaten their lunch in the small room above the entrance porch after services.

The Parish is in the united benefice of East Lonsdale, in the deanery of Tunstall, the archdeaconry of Lancaster and the diocese of Blackburn. The benefice of East Lonsdale combines this church with St Peter, Leck, St Wilfrid, Melling, St James the Less, Tatham, The Good Shepherd, Lowgill, and Holy Trinity, Wray.

"TUNSTALL St John the Baptist, a parish, in the union of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire; containing, with the chapelry of Leek, and the townships of Burrow with Burrow, and Cantsfield, 3¾ miles south from Kirkby Lonsdale." At Leek is a separate chapel.[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.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

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


Church records

Online Records

Tunstall St. John the Baptist parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
JOIN = Joiner's Marriage Index (£)
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
TUNSTALL ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH (1625) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1626-1874 1625-1843 None
LOPC 1625-1846 1625-1900 1627-1884
LBMD 1837-1937 1837-1994 1837-1937
FMP None 1625-1837 None
JOIN 1813-1837
AC 1625-1812 1625-1812 1625-1812
LECK ST PETER Chapelry  (1800) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1800-1900 1849-1900 1800-1900
LOPC 1859-1900 1849-1900 1859-1900
LBMD None 1849-1976, 1979-1998 None
Original Records

The Lancashire Record Office at Bow Lane, Preston PR2 1RE, holds the original parish registers in its vast collections. Contact their website for contact information.

The Family History Library has microfilmed the parish registers and Bishop's transcripts of Tunstall St. John the Baptist parish for the years 1626-1843. These films are available for ordering/circulating and researching at any one of its satellite FamilySearch Centers worldwide.

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.

Surname Index for 1841-1901 provided by Ingleborough Archaeology Freebooters. These surnames were gleaned from the images in Burrow census enumerators books 1841-1901 which is included in Tunstall area.


Poor Law Unions

Lunesdale 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.

Taxation

  • 1665-1667 - Lancashire Hearth Tax: Lonsdale Hundred, Tunstall. E 179/132/352, The National Archives. Microfilm: FHL Film 2228692. Includes Cantsfield, Nether Burrow, Over Burrow.

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. 398-401.&amp;amp;nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 02 August 2010.