Cartmel, Lancashire Genealogy
Guide to Cartmel, Lancashire family history and genealogy. Parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.
See also Cartmel Fell, a chapel of ease serving the Winster Valley in Cartmel Parish.
For researchers, see a comprehensive List of Chapelries in Cartmel Parish.
CARTMEL (St. Mary), aparish, in the union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster.
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.
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/
Cartmel parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been partially transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|LOPC=Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|CARTMEL ST MARY AND ST MICHAEL PARISH (1558) Indexes|
|FS||1559-1724, 1832-1882||1559-1723, 1832-1880||1832-1882|
|ALLITHWAITE ST MARY Chapelry (1865) Indexes|
|CARTMEL-FELL ST ANTHONY Chapelry (1857) Indexes|
|GRANGE ST PAUL Chapelry (1857) Indexes|
|FIELD-BROUGHTON (EAST BROUGHTON) ST PETER Chapelry (1859) Indexes|
|FLOOKBURGH ST JOHN THE BAPTIST Chapelry (1859) Indexes|
|HAVERSTHWAITE Chapelry (1832) Indexes|
|LINDALE ST PAUL Chapelry (1754) Indexes|
|STAVELEY ST MARY Chapelry (1857) Indexes|
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 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.
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.
- 1665-1667 - Lancashire Hearth Tax: Lonsdale Hundred, Allithwaite. E 179/132/352, The National Archives. Microfilm: FHL Film 2228692.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
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- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 523-526.