Woodland, Lancashire Genealogy
Woodland St John the Evangelist was created a chapel of ease in 1731 from, and lying within the boundaries of Kirkby Ireleth, Lancashire Ancient Parish.
The modern Parish is in the Diocese of Carlisle and was formerly in the Furness and Cartmel denary of the Diocese of Chester.
"WOODLAND, a chapelry, in the parish of Kirkby Ireleth, union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 8¼ miles north by northwest from Ulverston, and includes Heathwaite. The chapel was built in 1689, and repaired in 1822."
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/
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
Woodland- St John the Evangelist
Baptisms Transcript-1735-1837- 929.342781 Fu(717)
Burials Transcript-1748-1748- 929.342781 Fu(717)
For original registers of above please enquire at Lancashire Record Office.
The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office
The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)
Parish registers, 1748-1904 Microfilm of original manuscripts in the Cumbria Record Office, Kendal.
Record contains baptisms, 1748-1904, marriages, 1876-1901.
The chapelry of Woodland and Heathwaite is in the parish of Kirkby-Ireleth.
Cumbria Record Office no.: BPR/9/I1-3
| Parish registers
|| FHL BRITISH Film |
1471921 Items 23-25
Bishop's transcripts for Kirkby-Ireleth, 1727-1882 Microfilm of original records in the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Includes records of Woodland, part of Woodland and Heathwaite Chapelry.
| Baptisms, marriages, burials 1727-1749, 1754-1838, 1855-1882; baptisms (Woodland) 1836-1882.
|| FHL BRITISH Film |
1040307 Items 2 - 4
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 306915.
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.
| This section requires expansion with:
any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above..
- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 654-657. Adapated. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.