Woodland, Lancashire Genealogy

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Woodland St John Evangelist

Chapelry History

Woodland St John the Evangelist is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1731 from chapelry in  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 KirkbyIreleth, union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 8¼ miles (N. N. W.) from Ulverston; containing, with Heathwaite, 331 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £68; patrons, the Landowners. The chapel was built in 1689, and repaired in 1822.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 654-657. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51425 Date accessed: 03 August 2010.


Civil Registration

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

Church records

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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
Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk

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
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.
1040307 Items 2 - 4

Census records

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http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

Probate records

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.

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Web sites

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