Lowick, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

Lowick St Luke was created a chapel of ease in 1743 from, and lying within the boundaries of Ulverston St Mary, Lancashire Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Bay Fell, Higher Lowick, Upper Lowick, Lowick Common, Lower Subberthwaite, and Lower Lowick.

Lowick is a village in Cumbria (until 1974 in Lancashire). It appears in records as early as 1202 as Lofwik, and later as Laufwik. The name derives from Old Norse "Lauf-vík" (meaning leafy bay).

Lowick is made up of several small hamlets, including Woodgate, Lowick Bridge and Lowick Green. The Green has a red phone box, one of the surviving few in Britain.

"LOWICK, a chapelry,in the parishand union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 5½ miles north from Ulverston. The chapel was originally erected in 1718 , bit rebuilt in 1817 ("the former chapel being ruinous)."[1]


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 http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/

Church records

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

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.

http://www.1881pubs.com/ 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. 104-118. Adapted. Date accessed: 19 July 2010.