Urswick, Lancashire Genealogy

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Parish History

URSWICK (St. Mary [1608]), a parish, in the union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles (S. W. by S.) from Ulverston; containing, with the hamlet of Little Urswick, 761 inhabitants. The parish comprises 3540 acres, of which 609 are common or waste. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £7. 17. 6.; net income, £86; patrons, the Landowners. The church, which was repewed in 1826, is situated between the villages of Great and Little Urswick. At Bolton are the remains of an ancient chapel, in the immediate vicinity of which several Roman coins have been discovered, also a brass tripod.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 424-428. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51365 Date accessed: 02 August 2010.


Civil Registration

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Probate records

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