Satterthwaite, Lancashire Genealogy

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Satterthwaite All Saints

Chapelry History

Satterthwaite All Saints was created a chapel of ease by 1675 from, and lying within the boundaries of Hawkshead, Lancashire Ancient Parish.

Satterthwaite is a village situated in Grizedale, a valley in the Lake District, England, about four miles south of Hawkshead. Since 1974 it has been adminsitratively within Cumbria but was historically in Lancashire. The modern parish is in the Diocese of Carlisle.

The early chapel of ease was rebuilt about 1675, with the support of Daniel Rawlinson, a London vintner and former pupil of Hawkshead Grammar School. His family lived at Old Grizedale Hall.

The first church in Satterthwaite was built in 1837 by Montague Ainslie. Early English in style, it had a narrow, square tower with a single bell, and a gallery at the west end.

"SATTERTHWAITE,a chapelry, in the parish of Hawkshead, union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 4 miles south by west of Hawkshead." [1]This chapel was erected by the year 1766 and was repaired and enlarged in 1837.


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.

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes

Church records

Online Records

Church of England

Satterthwaite chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Hawkshead to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

AC = (£)
FMP = (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS =
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk

SATTERTHWAITE ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1776) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1776-1899  None 1867-1905
LOPC 1766-1903 None 1867-1905
AC Various Yrs Various Yrs Var. Yrs
HAWKSHEAD ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS PARISH (1568) Indexes (ancient parish containing SATTERTHWAITE Chapelry)

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1568-1901 1568-1706; 1754-1899 None
LOPC 1568-1864 1568-1974 1568-1864
LBMD None None None
FMP None 1568-1837 None
AC 1568-1837 1568-1837 1568-1837
FREG 1569-1662, 1705-1837 1568-1837 1568-1837

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Satterthwaite and comprising the whole ancient parish of Hawkshead to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the HAWKSHEAD PARISH page.

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.

Poor Law Unions

Ulverston Poor Law Union,Lancashire

Probate records

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 Gazetteers

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Web sites Satterthwaite Parish Community website


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 20-23. Adapted. Date accessed: 21 July 2010.