Ulverston Poor Law Union,Lancashire

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History[edit | edit source]

Parish poor houses included
Ulverston Neville Hall 1753
Billincoat (Dalton parish) 1735
Coulton (pre 1777) for up to 18
Backbarrow opened 1823

Constituent parishes
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The following parishes were included:
 Aldingham, Lancashire Genealogy, Lower Allithwaite and Upper Allithwaite see Cartmel, Lancashire Genealogy, East Broughton , West Broughton Broughton in Furness, Lancashire GenealogyBlawith, Lancashire GenealogyCartmel, Lancashire Genealogy Cartmel Fell, Lancashire GenealogyChurch Coniston, Lancashire Genealogy, Claife see Hawkshead, Lancashire Genealogy, Colton  Colton, Lancashire GenealogyDalton in Furness, Lancashire Genealogy,  Dendron, Lancashire Genealogy, Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite see Seathwaite, Lancashire Genealogy, Egton-wth-Newland Egton cum Newland, Lancashire Genealogy,  Field Broughton St Peter, Lancashire Genealogy Finsthwaite, Lancashire Genealogy, Flookburgh, Lancashire Genealogy, Hawkshead and Monk Coniston-with-Skelwithsee Hawkshead, Lancashire Genealogy,  Haverthwaite, Lancashire Genealogy , Holme Island, Lancashire Genealogy, Upper Holker and Lower Holker see Cartmel, Lancashire GenealogyKirkby Ireleth, Lancashire Genealogy,  Lindale, Lancashire Genealogy, Lowick, Lancashire Genealogy , Mansriggs see Ulverston, Lancashire Genealogy, Osmotherly see Ulverston, Lancashire GenealogyPennington, Lancashire Genealogy, Rampside, Lancashire GenealogyRusland, Lancashire GenealogySatterthwaite, Lancashire GenealogySeathwaite, Lancashire Genealogy ,Subberthwaite see Blawith, Lancashire GenealogyTorver, Lancashire GenealogyStaveley, Lancashire Genealogy, Ulverston St Mary, Lancashire GenealogyUlverston Holy Trinity, Lancashire Genealogy, Urswick, Lancashire Genealogy, Walney, Lancashire Genealogy, Woodland, Lancashire Genealogy.
Later Additions: Angerton (from 1858), Barrow-in-Furness (from 1851), Coniston, Lancashire Genealogy(from 1894) , Grange  (from 1894),  Haverthwaite, Lancashire Genealogy(from 1927), Hawkshead (from 1894), Skelwith  (from 1894).

Records[edit | edit source]

  • Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Barrow, 140 Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 1XW. Holdings include: Births register (1866-1948); Deaths register (1866-1916); Punishments register (1874-1923)

Blawith (Ulverston) Parish Records
Record contains churchwardens records, 1709-1732, 1766-1828, 1829-1840, Overseers of the poor accounts, 1726-1814, baptisms, 1728-1795, burials, 1746-1777, 1728-1743, poor money distributed, 1736-1806, account of constables, 1733-1804, marriages, 1763-1794, 1736-1763, memorandum, last wills and testaments of Mary Redhead and William Lancaster, baptisms, 1795-1812, confirmations, 1820-1838, burials, 1796-1812, marriages, 1797-1812, accounts 1820-1841, marriages, 1813-1902.

The chapelry of Blawith is in the parish of Ulverston.

Cumbria Record Office no.: BPR/I1/1/1-4

Parish registers FHL BRITISH Film 1471923 Items 7-10

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  •  Walton, James E (1984) A History of Dalton-in-Furness (Phillimore)

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For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk and http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Ulverston/Ulverston.shtml