Thornton in Lonsdale, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Guide to Thornton in Lonsdale, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Thornton in Lonsdale, Yorkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Lonsdale; Staincliff and Ewcross
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Settle
Registration District Lancaster; Settle
Records begin
Parish registers: 1576
Bishop's Transcripts: 1689
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Clapham
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Lonsdale
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Part of this parish is in Lancashire. See also Thornton in Lonsdale, Lancashire.

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Thornton in Lonsdale is an Ancient Parish mostly in Yorkshire and partly in Lancashire. Other places in this parish include Ireby.

THORNTON-IN-LONSDALE (St. Oswald), a parish, partly in the hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, but chiefly in the union of Settle, wapentake of Staincliffe and Ewcross, W. riding of York; containing, with Ireby township, which forms the Lancashire portion, and with Black-Burton township, 1138 inhabitants, of whom 364 are in the township of Thornton, 11½ miles (N. W.) from Settle.[1]

Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

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]

Online data content from parish registers of Thornton in Lonsdale exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

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FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
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FREG 1576-1812 1576-1671
FS 1576-1848






This ancient parish was created before 1813. Church of England records began in 1576.

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[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.


Surname Index for 1841-1901 provided by Ingleborough Archaeology Freebooters. These surnames were gleaned from the images in Thornton in Lonsdale census enumerators books 1841-1901.

Surname Index for 1841-1901 provided by Ingleborough Archaeology Freebooters. These surnames were gleaned from the images in Ireby census enumerators books 1841-1901.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 337-341. Date accessed: 16 October 2013.
  2. 'Yorkshire West Riding,' FreeREG, accessed 22 October 2014.