Brathay, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

BRATHAY, a chapelry in Hawkshead parish [created in the year 1837], Lancashire; on Brathay river and Windermere lake, 2 miles SW of Ambleside, and 7½ by road from Windermere r. station. Post Town, Ambleside, under Windermere. It was constituted in 1853. Pop., 212. Houses, 40. Brathay Hall is the seat of G. Redmayne, Esq. The scenery around Brathay-Bridge, taken in connexion with its perspectives, is surpassingly rich 'The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £142. Patron, G. Redmayne, Esq. The church is a recent erection, on a wooded knoll, in the neighbourhood of BrathayBridge.

From: John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1869)


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

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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.

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