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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Parishes]]
[[Image:Arkholme_St_John_the_BaptistArkholme St John the Baptist.jpg|thumb|right|Arkholme St John the Baptist]]
== Chapelry History ==
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ARKHOLME, with Cawood, '''a chapelry, in the parish of Melling''', hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 10 miles (N. E.) northeast&nbsp;from Lancaster, on the road to KirkbyLonsdale; containing 407 inhabitants. This place is mentioned in the Domesday survey. Roger de Monte Begon gave to the Cluniac priory of Thetford the wood called "Cainueda;" and in the reign of Edward I. Geoffrey de Nevill obtained the grant of a market and fair to be held in the township. It comprises 2756 acres, whereof 2466 are meadow and pasture, 160 arable, and 130 waste, forest, &amp;c.; the surface is generally level, being part of the vale of the Lune, which river flows beautifully in this vicinity. Stone for building is quarried, and the population are employed in agriculture and the manufacture of baskets and other articles of osier-work, several osier-beds being found along the river. The living is a perpetual curacy, with a net income of £65, and a house; patron, the Vicar of Melling. The church is an ancient plain structure, with a belltower. A school is supported by subscriptionKirkby Lonsdale. Behind the church is a tumulus.  From: <ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 69-73. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50759 Date accessed: 25 June 2010.</ref>&nbsp;
== 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].
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks ====
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
==== Church records ====
==== Census records ====
{{Expand section|any unique information, such as ''the census for X year was destroyed''}}
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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== Reference == {{Reflist}} <br>
[[Category:Lancashire]]
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