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=== Parish History ===
BOWNESS (St. Michael), a '''parish''', in the union of Wigton, Cumberland ward, and E. division of the county of Cumberland, 14 miles (W. N. W.) from Carlisle.<ref>Samuel A. Lewis, [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50817#s8'' A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848) Date accessed and adapted 18 July 2013.</ref>
=== 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 [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].
==== Church records =Records ===
Parish Bowness parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for [httpsthe following years://familysearch.org/search/catalog/414768?availability=Family%20History%20Library Bowness, 1663-1936 at the FHL]<br>
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Primitive MethodistTo 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>
==== Census records Non-Conformist Churches ====*'''1717''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/england-and-wales-roman-catholics-1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717] at FindMyPast ($), index and imagesPrimitive Methodist<br> === Census Records ===
{{British Census|241280}}
==== Probate records Records ====
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Cumberland Probate Records|Cumberland Probate Records]] to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

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