Over Kellet, Lancashire Genealogy
Over Kellet St Cuthbert was created a chapel of ease by 1682 from, and lying within the boundaries of Bolton le Sands, LancashireAncient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Capernwray.
The parish, which is in the City of Lancaster, includes the village of Capernwray, at its northern end and the Lancaster Canal passes through the parish.
The village was referred to as Chellet in the the Domesday Book, and more recently has also been known as Lesser Kellet. It is approximately 1 mile ( east of Carnforth, and 0.6 miles east of junction 35 of the M6 motorway.
The parish church is St Cuthbert's, which has existed since 1215. The current building a Grade II listed building, mostly built in the 16th century. It was restored in 1864, and is now a joint Anglican/Methodist church.
"KELLET, OVER, a chapelry, in the parish of Bolton-le-Sands, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 6¼ miles north by northeast of Lancaster, to the right of the road to Kendal. The chapel, dedicated to St. Cuthbert, has a 'chapelyard'."
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
Over Kellet chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Bolton le Sands to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|JOIN =Joiner's Marriage Index|
|OVER KELLET Chapelry (1648) Indexes|
|BOLTON Le SANDS HOLY TRINITY PARISH (1642) Indexes (ancient parish containing OVER KELLET Chapelry)|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Over Kellet and comprising the whole ancient parish of Bolton le Sands to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the BOLTON LE SANDS HOLY TRINITY 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 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.
Maps and Gazetteers
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 643-646. Adapted. Date accessed: 01 July 2010.