Whittington, Lancashire Genealogy
WHITTINGTON, a parish, in the union of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 2 miles southwest by south of Kirkby Lonsdale. Other places in the parish include: Newton with Docker and Docker. Whittington was one of the few ancient parishes in Lancashire with no known chapelries attached to it.
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.
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD
Lancashire Online Parish Clerks
This outstanding web site with its team of volunteers has transcribed many years of the parish registers for christenings, marriages and burials and posted them at no cost. Try this extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes and their chapelries at http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/.
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Whittington St Michael the Archangel parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|JOIN = Joiner's Marriage Index (£)|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|WHITTINGTON ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL PARISH (1538) Indexes|
|LOPC|| 1664-1749, 1813-1914
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Whittington-in-Lonsdale- St Michael the Archangel
Baptisms Transcript-1538-1764- 929.3272 W1
Burials Transcript-1564-1764- 929.3272 W1
Marriages Transcript-1558-1764- 929.3272 W1
The Lancashire Record Office at Bow Lane, Preston PR2 1RE, holds the original parish registers in its vast collections. Contact their website for contact information.
The Family History Library has microfilmed the parish registers and Bishop's transcripts of Whittington parish for the years 1538-1920. These films are available for ordering/circulating and researching at any one of its satellite FamilySearch Centers worldwide.
The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office
The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)
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
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- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 557-560. Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.