Dalton in Furness, Lancashire Genealogy
Dalton in Furness St Mary was an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Lancashire.
Other places in the parish include: Dalton Proper, Hawcoat, Ireleth, Lindale and Martin, North Scale, Barrow in Furness, Roa Island, Yarlside, Above Town, Above Town Division, and Roa.
Dalton is mentioned in the Domesday Book as one of the townships forming the Manor of Hougun held by Earl Tostig.Historically, it was the capital of Furness. The ancient parish of Dalton covered the area which is now occupied by the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness. The town is now in the civil parish of Dalton Town with Newton. Historically a part of Lancashire, the town is associated with a number of famous artists and since 1974 has been part of Cumbria..
Dalton with Newton Town Council was the first corporate member of the Friends of Real Lancashire, an organisation dedicated to recognising the traditional county boundaries of Lancashire.
Dalton Castle is a 14th-century peel tower situated in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, and in the ownership of the National Trust. It was constructed by the monks of Furness Abbey for the protection of the nearby market town, and was the building from which the Abbot administered the area and dispensed justice.
"DALTON-IN-FURNESS St Mary, a market town and a parish, in the union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 5 miles southwest of Ulverston, containing, with the port (and chapelry) of Barrow, the chapelries of Ireleth, Ramsyde, and Walney, and the townships of Yarleside and Hawcoat". A Church of England chapel was also built at Roose, a Welsh settlement, built by subscription by the year 1845.
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/
Dalton-in-Furness Parish has some parish registers data content available online as well as for its smaller attached chapelries, at the following web sites and for the following years:
|FS = Family Search.org|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|CBMD = CumbriaBMD.org.uk|
|DALTON IN FURNESS PARISH Indexes|
|BARROW IN FURNESS Chapelry (1841) Indexes|
|BARROW ST JOHN Chapelry (1876) Indexes|
|IRELETH Chapelry (1745) Indexes|
|RAMPSIDE Chapelry (1836) Indexes|
|WALNEY Chapelry (1745) Indexes|
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
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 306915.
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
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- &nbsp;A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 4-8. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50913&nbsp; Adapted.&nbsp;Date accessed: 29 June 2010.