Cartmel Fell, Lancashire Genealogy
St Anthony's Church was built in 1504 as a chapel of ease to serve the local farming community in the parish of Cartmel Priory, and situated in the Winster valley. See also Cartmel, Lancashire and List of Chapelries in Cartmel Parish.
Created as a chapel of ease from, and lying within the boundaries of Cartmel Ancient Parish by 1754.
Cartmel Fell is a hill in the South Lake District, since 1974 in Cumbria, England. It is also the name given to the hamlet situated at the base of the fell and the civil parish that includes it. The modern parish is in the Diocese of Carlisle.
CARTMEL-FELL, a chapelry, in the parish of Cartmel, union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 8 miles (W. S. W.) from Kendal; containing 356 inhabitants. It is situated on the borders of Westmorland, and on the Winster river. The road from Townhead in Staveley to Bowness, which traverses six miles, possesses many choice views of Windermere, and of the Coniston and Langdale mountains. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £67; patron, the Earl of Burlington, as lessee under the Bishop of Chester. The chapel is dedicated to St. Anthony. There is a small school, with an endowment of £8 per annum.
From: 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.
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
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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.
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