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"BOWNESS (St. Michael), a '''''parish''''', in the union of Wigton, Cumberland ward, and E. division of the county of Cumberland; comprising the townships of Anthorn, Bowness, Drumburgh, and Finland; and containing 1488 inhabitants, of whom 624 are in the township of Bowness, 14 miles (W. N. W.) from Carlisle."
From: Lewis, Samuel A., "A Topographical Dictionary of England" ( 1848) , pp. 320-323. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50817 Date accessed : 29 July 2011.
==== 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 ====
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Census records ====
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= === Probate
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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== Web sites ==
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