Cartmel, Lancashire Genealogy

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

See a List of Chapelries in Cartmel Parish.

Cartmel Priory Lancashire.jpg

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

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 
CARTMELST MARY PARISH - 1 1559-1723   1832-1870 1559-1661
Cartmel - Fell - 1724 NO NO NO
Allithwaite - 1865 NO NO NO
Grange - 1857 NO  NO NO
Field-Broughton St  Peter - 1745 NO NO NO
Flookborough - 1859 NO 1859-1869  NO
Haverthwaite - 1832 NO NO NO
Lindale St Paul - 1577  NO NO NO
Staveley - 1857 NO NO NO

Original Registers

The original parish registers for St Mary's and most of its attached chapelries and their respective church registers are available through either Cumbria Record Office, County Offices, Kendal (LA9 4RQ), or copies of the originals are also available through the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, USA or via its 4,600 satellite FamilySearch centers worldwide.  

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 306914. 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.