Torver, Lancashire Genealogy
Torver St Luke was created a chapel of ease in 1747 from, and lying within the boundaries of Ulverston St Mary, Lancashire Ancient Parish.
Torver is a hamlet in the South Lakeland district of Cumbriasince 1974 ( historically in lancashire); three miles (5 km) south-west of the village of Coniston and a mile (0.5 km) to the west of Coniston Water
"TORVER, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 6 miles west by southwest from Hawkeshead. The chapel was erected before 1661.
The Baptists have a place of worship."
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 of England
Torver chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Ulverston 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|
|TORVER Chapelry (1599) Indexes|
|ULVERSTON ST MARY PARISH (1545) Indexes (ancient parish containing TORVER Chapelry)|
|LOPC||1771-1780, 1813-1841||1545-1617, 1771-1780, 1821-1841||1771-1780, 1814-1841|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Torver and comprising the whole ancient parish of Ulverston to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the ULVERSTON ST MARY 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 306916.
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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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 377-380. Adapted. Date accessed: 31 July 2010.