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 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.
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
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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.
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Include an overview if there is any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed. Add a link to online sites for indexes and/or images. Also add a link to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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.
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