Leck, Lancashire Genealogy
Leck (St Peter), Cowan Bridge, was created a chapel of ease in 1737 from, and lying within the boundaries of Tunstal, Lancashire, union of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 2½ miles southeast by east of Kirkby-Lonsdale. This chapel was in existence by the year 1800.
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.
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD
Lancashire Online Parish Clerks
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
Church of England
Leck chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Tunstall to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|LECK ST PETER Chapelry (1800) Indexes|
|TUNSTALL ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH (1625) Indexes (ancient parish containing LECK Chapelry)|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Leck and comprising the whole ancient parish of Tunstall to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the TUNSTALL PARISH page.
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 306916.
Surname Index for 1841-1901 provided by Ingleborough Archaeology Freebooters. These surnames were gleaned from the images in Leck census enumerators books 1841-1901.
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, Leck. 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. 46-55.