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Crosthwaite, Westmorland Genealogy

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

Crosthwaite, Westmorland
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Kendal
County Westmorland
Poor Law Union Kendal
Registration District Kendal
Records begin
Parish registers: 1570
Bishop's Transcripts: 1664
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Kendal
Diocese Chester
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
Westmorland Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

CROSTHWAITE, a parochial chapelry, in the parish of Heversham, union and ward of Kendal, county of Westmorland, 4 miles (W. S. W.) from Kendal. [1]

Also known as Crosthwaite-cum-Lyth.

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]

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

PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
PRTs = Parish Register Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[3]
CROSTHWAITE PARISH Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

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PALL
1790-1812

PRTs 1569-1812 1570-1812 1569-1812


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.


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
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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. 733-737. Date accessed: 23 July 2012.
  2. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes.
  3. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 19 January 2016.