Westmorland, England Genealogy
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Guide to Westmorland ancestry, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Westmorland (or sometimes Westmoreland) was an inland county located in the upper north-western part of England. The County of Westmorland ceased to exist in 1974, when local government in England was re-organised. From that date, all of the geographical area of Westmorland became part of the new county of Cumbria.
"WESTMORELAND is an inland... Much of the scenery is romantic or picturesque; and that in the west forms a main part of the features of the English lake region... The county contains 31 parishes and a part; is divided into Kendal borough, and East, West, Kendal, and Lonsdale wards... comprises 487,567 acres... The only town with more than 2,000 inhabitants is Kendal; but there are about 220 smaller towns, villages, and hamlets... '
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Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Westmorland.
To view a list of websites and/or web pages for Westmorland and some of its parishes, visit FHLFavorites.info.
- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). See the full account on Vision of Britain.