Cartmel, Lancashire Genealogy

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England Gotoarrow.png Lancashire Gotoarrow.png Lancashire Parishes

See also Cartmel Fell, a chapel of ease serving the Winster Valley in Cartmel Parish.

See a List of Chapelries in Cartmel Parish.

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Parish History

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.[1] See a list of the chapels of ease in Cartmel Parish at the above link.


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.

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes

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

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 =; LOPC =  Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project;AC =]

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
Edenfield St 1728-1812  1731-1877 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
Walmersley NO NO NO
Waterfoot - 1859 NO NO  NO

Original Registers

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. for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

Ulverston 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 523-526. URL: Date accessed: 25 June 2010.