Over Kellet, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Over Kellet, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Over Kellet, Lancashire
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Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Lonsdale
County Lancashire
Poor Law Union Caton Gilbert Union
Registration District Lancaster
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1682
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Tunstall
Diocese Manchester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Kendal
Location of Archive
Lancashire Record Office

Chapelry History[edit | edit source]

KELLET, OVER, a chapelry, in the parish of Bolton-le-Sands, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 6¼ miles (N. N. E.)from Lancaster, to the right of the road to Kendal. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Church of England

Over Kellet chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Bolton le Sands to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following websites and ranges of years:

FS = FamilySearch.org
LOPC Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project
FMP = findmypast
AC = Ancestry.co.uk
FREG = FreeReg
JOIN =Joiner's Marriage Index

OVER KELLET Chapelry (1648) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1661-1812 1653-1812 1682, 1689-1778
LOPC 1648-1948 1653-1948 1653-1947
JOIN 1813-1837
AC 1652-1812 1652-1812 1652-1812
BOLTON Le SANDS HOLY TRINITY PARISH (1642) Indexes (ancient parish containing OVER KELLET Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1655-1769; 1851-1885 1653-1820 None
LOPC 1737-1902 1653-1896 1737-1920
JOIN 1813-1837
AC 1655-1736 1655-1736 1655-1736

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Over Kellet and comprising the whole ancient parish of Bolton le Sands to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the BOLTON LE SANDS HOLY TRINITY PARISH page.

Non Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Poor Law Unions
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Caton Gilbert Union,Lancashire

Probate records
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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.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers
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Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 643-646. Date accessed: 30 September 2013.