Ravenstonedale, Westmorland Genealogy

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Ravenstonedale


Guide to Ravenstonedale, Westmorland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Ravenstonedale, Westmorland
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred East
County Westmorland
Poor Law Union East Ward
Registration District East Ward
Records begin
Parish registers: 1571
Bishop's Transcripts: 1667
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Westmorland
Diocese Carlisle
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Ravenstonedale
Location of Archive
Westmorland Record Office

Parish History

RAVENSTONEDALE (St. Oswald), a parish, in East ward and union, county of Westmorland, 4¾miles (S. W.) from Kirkby-Stephen. There is a place of worship for Independents.[1]

Resources

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.

Church records

Ravenstonedale parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS = FamilySearch - free
FREG = FreeREG - free
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - ($)
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Ravenstonedale Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FREG 1570-1837
1570-1837
1570-1837
BOYD

1538-1850


JOIN

1538-1837


IGI 1571-1813, 1813-1874
1577-1812, 1813-1837


FS Catalog BTs
1666-1894
1666-1894
1666-1894

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records are also available at the Kendal Archive Centre.

Census records

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.


Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Westmorland 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.

Websites

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 640-645. Date accessed: 26 July 2012.
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk