Kirby Lonsdale, Westmorland Genealogy

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Guide to Kirby Lonsdale, Westmorland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Kirby Lonsdale, Westmorland
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Lonsdale
County Westmorland
Poor Law Union Kendal
Registration District Kendal
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538; Separate registers exist for Casterton Holy Trinity beginning 1837
Bishop's Transcripts: 1676; Separate records exist for Casterton Holy Trinity beginning 1833
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Kirkby Lonsdale
Diocese Chester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Kendal
Location of Archive
Westmorland Record Office

Parish History

KIRKBY-LONSDALE (St. Mary), a market-townand parish, in the union of Kendal, Lonsdale ward,county of Westmorland; comprising the chapelries of Barbon, Casterton, Firbank, Hutton-Roof, Killington,Mansergh, and Middleton, and the townships of Kirkby-Lonsdale and Lupton.[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.

Church records

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 464191.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Westmorland Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

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  1. Samuel A. Lewis,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 692-697. Date accessed: 30 July 2012.