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Guide to '''Lowther, Westmorland family history and genealogy:''' parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
 
  
== Parish History  ==
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Guide to '''Lowther, Westmorland ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records. {{Infobox England Jurisdictions
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| County = Westmorland
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| Hundred = West
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| Poor Law Union = [http://www.workhouses.org.uk/WestWard/ West Ward]
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| Registration District = West Ward
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| Province = York
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| Diocese = Carlisle
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| Rural Deanery = Westmorland
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LOWTHER (St. Michael), a '''parish''', in West ward and union, county of Westmorland, 4¾ miles (S.) from Penrith; containing, with the townships of Hackthorpe, Melkinthorpe, and Whale.<ref>Lewis Samuel A., [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51122 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848)''], pp. 182-186. Date accessed: 02 August 2012.</ref>
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=== Parish History  ===
  
== Resources  ==
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LOWTHER (St. Michael), a '''parish''', in West ward and union, county of Westmorland, 4¾ miles (S.) from Penrith; containing, with the townships of Hackthorpe, Melkinthorpe, and Whale.<ref>Samuel A. Lewis, [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51122 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848)''], pp. 182-186. Date accessed: 02 August 2012.</ref>
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
 
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==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
{{PAGENAME}} parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:  
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Lowther parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
  
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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
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To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ 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.<br><br>
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Records are also available at the [https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/archivecentres/kac.asp Kendal Archive Centre].
  
 
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*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
  
== Web sites ==
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== References  ==
 
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Latest revision as of 04:39, 21 June 2019


Guide to Lowther, Westmorland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Lowther, Westmorland
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West
County Westmorland
Poor Law Union West Ward
Registration District West Ward
Records begin
Parish registers: 1540
Bishop's Transcripts: 1645
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Westmorland
Diocese Carlisle
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Westmorland Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

LOWTHER (St. Michael), a parish, in West ward and union, county of Westmorland, 4¾ miles (S.) from Penrith; containing, with the townships of Hackthorpe, Melkinthorpe, and Whale.[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.

Church records[edit | edit source]

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

FS = FamilySearch - 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 PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Lowther Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
BOYD

1538-1850


JOIN

1540-1836


IGI 1540-1812, 1813-1872
1540-1868


FS Catalog PRs
1540-1913
1540-1913
1540-1913
FS Catalog BTs
1645-1872
1645-1872
1645-1872

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[edit | edit source]

In December 1787 the Westmorland Court of Quarter Sessions commissioned a population survey of the county. Parish constables were ordered to send in returns listing the names and occupations of the members of every household in their constablewick. This census is found in Vital Statistics, The Westmorland "Census' of 1787. This book is available at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. The library call number is British Ref. Area 942.88 X2v.


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
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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
[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 182-186. Date accessed: 02 August 2012.
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk