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Parish History

Pennington St Michael is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire.

Pennington, since 1974 in Cumbria is a small village/hamlet in Furness, a region of Cumbria. Pennington lies in between Ulverston and Lindal.

There are a set of stocks outside the Church gate that were used to punish offenders and there are runic inscriptions within the churchyard. Pennington is mentioned in the Domesday Book as one of the townships forming the Manor of Hougun held by Earl Tostig.

The modern parish in the Diocese of Carlisle.

Here is a brief 1848 historical perspective for Pennington by the topographer, Samuel A. Lewis:

"PENNINGTON St Michael, a parish, in the union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 1½ mile west by southwest of Ulverston." The church was erected in 1826.[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.

Church records

Online Records

Pennington St Michael's parish registers have to a certain extent been transcribed and made accessible online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

 [FS = FamilySearch.org; LOPC =  Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project]; FMP =  FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk; LBMDLancashire BMD.org.uk; AC = Ancestry.co.uk; FREG =FreeReg]

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1613-1867 1616-1866  1814-1838
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1837-1955 None 
FMP  None 1616-1837 None
FREG 1612-1702 1612-1702 1612-1702
PENNINGTON CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1854) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1855-1950 None
FMP None None None

Original Records

The original Pennington St Michael's parish registers and the chapelry registers of Christ Church are housed at the Cumbria Record Office, 140 Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness LA 14 1XW.

Copies of original parish registers and Bishop's transcripts along with other church records for Pennington St Michael's are available on microfilm at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A. and its satellite FamilySearch Centers worldwide.

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.

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. 545-549.&amp;amp;nbsp;Adapted.&amp;amp;nbsp;Date accessed: 20 July 2010.