Pennington, Lancashire Genealogy

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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

[under construction] Online Records

Pennington St Michael's parish registers have mostly not been transcribed and amde accessible online to speak of. at the following web sites and ranges of years:

 [FS =; LOPC =  Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project]; FMP =  FMP =; LBMDLancashire; AC =; FREG =FreeReg

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1613-1867 1616-1866  1814-1838 
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1837-1955 None 
AC 26 16 156
FREG 1612-1702 1612-1702 1512-1702
PENNINGTON CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1850) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1855-1950 None
FREG None None 1844-1868
BURSCOUGH ST JOHN Chapelry (1831) Indexes
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD  None 1848-1952 None
Chapelry (1837) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 813 18  14
LBMD None None
AC 1639-1812 1639-1812 1639-1812
 Chapelry (1853) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
 Chapelry (1817) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials

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. 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. 545-549. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.