Cartmel, Lancashire Genealogy
See also Cartmel Fell, a chapel of ease serving the Winster Valley in Cartmel Parish.
Cartmel St Mary is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Lancashire.
Other places in the parish include: Lower Holker, Lower Allithwaite, Newton in Cartmel, Upper Allithwaite, Upper Holker, and East Plain.
"CARTMEL St Mary, a parish, in the union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster and stands within the townships of Lower Allithwaite and Upper Holker, 14 miles northwest by north of Lancaster. See a list of the chapels of ease in Cartmel Parish at the above link.
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.
Lancashire Online Parish Clerks
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
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Extensive online content for the parish of Bury St Mary's is now available to view, mostly at no cost. The following web sites provide wonderful views for searching in this parish and some of its satellite chapelries, as follows:
[Note: FS = FamilySearch.org; LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project;AC = Ancestry.co.uk]
|Church Name (Year Registers Began)||FS||LOPC||AC|
|Bury St Mary* - 1590||1590-1876||1591-1861||1590-1646|
|Bury St John - 1770||1770-1859||1770-1906||NO|
|Bury St Paul - 1841||NO||NO||NO|
|Bury Holy Trinity - 1865||NO||NO||NO|
|Bacup St John the Evangelist - 1788||1788-1849||1788-1853||NO|
|Birtle St John the Baptist - 1846||NO||NO||NO|
|Elton All Saints||NO||NO||NO|
|Heywood St Luke - 1745||1745-1800||1829-1842||NO|
|Holcombe Emmanuel 1726||NO||1730-1902||NO|
|Ramsbottom - 1850||NO||NO||NO|
|Rawtenstall St Mary||NO||1838-1847||NO|
|Rossendale St John the Evangelist - 1788||NO||1788-1853||1653-1723|
|Tottington St Ann - 1799||1799-1821||1799-1838||1799-1837|
|Unsworth St George - 1730||1730-1827||1841-1891||NO|
|Waterfoot - 1859||NO||NO||NO|
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.
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
Poor Law Unions
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 523-526. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50859 Date accessed: 25 June 2010.