Staveley, Lancashire Genealogy
Staveley St Mary was an ancient chapel of ease created by 1718 from, and lying within the boundaries of Cartmel, Lancashire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Newby Bridge.Staveley is referred to as Staveley-in-Cartmel to avoid confusion with Staveley, Westmorland
The church is in the Diocese of Carlisle and the Archdeaconry of Windermere, St. Mary's is one of three parishes which constitute the Leven Valley Benefice.
Historically in Lancashire since 1974 Staveley has been in Cumbria.
"STAVELEY, a township-chapelry in Cartmel parish, Lancashire: at the foot of Windermere, 7 miles N of Cark and Cartmel r. station. It includes part of Newby-Bridge, which has a post-office under Newton-in-Cartmel. Acres, 2,480. Real property, £3,621. Pop., 409. Houses, 76. The manor belongs to the Duke of Devonshire. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £110.* Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church was enlarged in 1864. There are two endowed schools for respectively boys and girls."
From: John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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/
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http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
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http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-422155-church-of-st-mary-staveley-in-cartmel British listed Buildings online