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== Parish History  ==
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Guide to '''Whittington, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
Whittington St Michael is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire.Other places in the parish include: Newton with Docker and Docker.  
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[[Image:St Michael's Church, Whittington.jpg|thumb|right]]
  
The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.<br>
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== Parish History  ==
  
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WHITTINGTON, a '''parish''', in the union of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 2 miles southwest by south of Kirkby Lonsdale. Other places in the parish include: Newton with Docker and Docker. Whittington was one of the few ancient parishes in Lancashire with no known chapelries attached to it.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51401#s5 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 557-560. Adapted. Date accessed: 08 October 2013 .</ref>
 
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WHITTINGTON, a parish, in the union of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 2 miles (S. W. by S.) from KirkbyLonsdale; containing 425 inhabitants. This is the Witetvne of the Saxon era, and was anciently of considerable extent. William de Coucy in the 14th of Edward III. had a grant of free warren here; and in the 49th of the same reign, Sir John de Coupeland, successor of de Coucy, owned a third of the manor: the manor was therefore held in portions, but when they were united does not appear. In the reign of James I., the lord of Hornby claimed Whittington as a mesne manor. The family of Bordrigge are said to have been lords in the last century: an heiress of this family married Richard North, Esq., a descendant of the Norths of Docker. The parish comprises 4322a. 1r. 38p.; upwards of two-thirds of the cultivated land are arable, about 1000 acres meadow and pasture, 153 old woodland, and 100 in new plantations. The surface is undulated, terminating in naked heights, or declining into small fertile flats on the banks of the Lune. The farmers are extensive cultivators of potatoes, with which the neighbouring markets are supplied; the soil is various, much of it of good quality. Limestone is wrought; and thin veins of coal exist, but they are not at present worked. The Lune flows along the whole eastern side of the parish; and the fishery in the Whittington part, valuable on account of its salmon, is claimed by the owners of the estates that adjoin the stream. The Keer takes its rise from several little brooks in the hollows beneath Docker, and becomes a limit between this parish and the parish of Burton-in-Kendal. Whittington Hall was rebuilt in 1840, by Thomas Greene, Esq., M.P. for Lancaster, the present owner. The village is beautifully situated, overlooking the vale of Lune. A court baron is occasionally held. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £13. 9. 9½.; net income, £415; patron, E. Hornby, Esq., of Dalton Hall, near Burton-in-Kendal. The church is named in the Valor of Pope Nicholas, in 1291; it was partly rebuilt in 1716, and is a plain specimen of the late pointed style, consisting of a tower, nave, aisles, and a chancel separated from the nave by a screen of not much elegance. The name of the saint to whom it is dedicated is unknown. William Margison, in 1762, left £1000 for building and endowing a school; and there are a few minor charities. Micaceous earth has been detected in the strata underneath Whittington Hall, similar to that which is met with on Ingleborough. Fossil ferns occur at Docker; and the parish contains two small chalybeate springs.
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From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 557-560. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51401 Date accessed: 03 August 2010.
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== 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].  
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Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>
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==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
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This outstanding web site with its team of volunteers has transcribed many years of the parish&nbsp;registers for christenings, marriages and burials and posted them at no cost. Try this&nbsp;extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes and their chapelries at&nbsp;[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Whittington/index.html http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/].<br>
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==== Church records  ====
 
==== 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  
 
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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===== '''Online Records'''  =====
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Whittington St Michael the Archangel parish registers&nbsp;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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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP''' = [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series FindMyPast.co.uk (£)]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''JOIN''' = [http://joinermarriageindex.co.uk/ Joiner's Marriage Index (£)]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''LBMD''' = [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk LancashireBMD.org.uk]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''LOPC''' = [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/indexp.html Lancashire Online Parish Clerk]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''WHITTINGTON ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL PARISH&nbsp;(1538) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://familysearch.org '''1538-1876''']<br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1559-1841''']<br>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1750-1876''']<br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Whittington/stmichael/index.html '''1664-1749, 1813-1914''']<br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Whittington/stmichael/index.html '''1664-1749, 1813-1914''']<br>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Whittington/stmichael/index.html '''1664-1749, 1813-1914''']<br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None<br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1838-2002''']<br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None<br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series '''1558-1837''']<br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''AC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1538-1764''']<br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1538-1764''']<br>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1538-1764''']<br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''JOIN'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://joinermarriageindex.co.uk/ '''1813-1837''']
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Whittington-in-Lonsdale- St Michael the Archangel<br>Baptisms Transcript-1538-1764- 929.3272 W1<br>Burials Transcript-1564-1764- 929.3272 W1<br>Marriages Transcript-1558-1764- 929.3272 W1
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===== '''Original Records'''  =====
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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.
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The Family History Library has microfilmed the parish registers and Bishop's transcripts of Whittington parish for the years 1538-1920. 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 Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office<br>Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk
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The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)<br>
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{{British Census|306916}}
  
==== Probate records<br> ====
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==== Poor Law Unions<br>  ====
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[[Lunesdale Poor Law Union,Lancashire]]
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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, Whittington. [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/e179/default.asp E 179/132/352], The National Archives. Microfilm: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228692}}.
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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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Guide to Whittington, Lancashire family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

St Michael's Church, Whittington.jpg

Contents

Parish History

WHITTINGTON, a parish, in the union of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 2 miles southwest by south of Kirkby Lonsdale. Other places in the parish include: Newton with Docker and Docker. Whittington was one of the few ancient parishes in Lancashire with no known chapelries attached to it.[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

This outstanding web site with its team of volunteers has transcribed many years of the parish registers for christenings, marriages and burials and posted them at no cost. Try this extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes and their chapelries at 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

Online Records

Whittington St Michael the Archangel 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
WHITTINGTON ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL PARISH (1538) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1538-1876
1559-1841
1750-1876
LOPC 1664-1749, 1813-1914
1664-1749, 1813-1914
1664-1749, 1813-1914
LBMD None
1838-2002
None
FMP None
1558-1837
None
AC 1538-1764
1538-1764
1538-1764
JOIN 1813-1837


Whittington-in-Lonsdale- St Michael the Archangel
Baptisms Transcript-1538-1764- 929.3272 W1
Burials Transcript-1564-1764- 929.3272 W1
Marriages Transcript-1558-1764- 929.3272 W1

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 Whittington parish for the years 1538-1920. These films are available for ordering/circulating and researching at any one of its satellite FamilySearch Centers worldwide.

The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office
Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk

The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)


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

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

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. 557-560. Adapted. Date accessed: 08 October 2013 .