[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Parishes]]
== Chapelry History ==
Torver St Luke was an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1747 from chapelry in [[Ulverston,
_Lancashire]] Ancient Parish.<br>
Torver is a hamlet in the South Lakeland district of Cumbriasince 1974 ( historically in lancashire); three miles (5 km) south-west of the village of Coniston and a mile (0.5 km) to the west of Coniston Water <br>
TORVER, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 6 miles (W. S. W.) from Hawkeshead; containing 199 inhabitants. The manor of Torver, which takes its name from the river Torver, belongs to the noble owner of the liberties of Furness. '''The chapel was erected before 1661'''. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £59; patron, T. R. G. Braddyll, Esq. The interest of £200 was given by John Fleming, in 1777, in support of a free grammar school, for which a house has been built by subscription. The Baptists have a place of worship.
From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 377-380. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51350 Date accessed: 31 July 2010.
== Resources ==
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].
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks ====
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
==== Church records ====
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
==== Poor Law Unions<br> ====
==== Probate records<br> ====
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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<br> ==
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]
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