Finsthwaite, Lancashire Genealogy
Guide to Finsthwaite, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Ulverston|
|Parish registers: 1725|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1725|
|Rural Deanery||Furness and Cartmel|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries|
|Location of Archive|
|Lancashire Record Office|
Finsthwaite (St Peter) was created a chapel of ease in 1724 (allowed to perform marriages) from Colton Ecclesiastical Parish in the union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 8½ miles (N. E. by N.) from Ulverston. It is bounded on the north-east by the outlet of Windermere lake. The present church was a replacement built in 1873-4.
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 ClerksEdit
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
Church of England
Finsthwaite chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Colton to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP = findmypast (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|FINSTHWAITE ST PETER Chapelry (1725) Indexes|
|COLTON HOLY TRINITY PARISH (1623) Indexes (ancient parish containing FINSTHWAITE Chapelry)|
|FS||1623-1655, 1676-1870||1626-1648, 1676-1854||1676-1870|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Finsthwaite and comprising the whole ancient parish of Colton to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the COLTON PARISH page.
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 UnionsEdit
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 GazetteersEdit
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
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- Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 235-238. Date accessed: 13 August 2013.