Kirkby Ireleth, Lancashire Genealogy

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Here is a List of Chapelries in Kirkby Ireleth Parish

St Cuthbert Kirby Ireleth.jpg

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Kirkby Ireleth St Cuthbert was an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire.  Broughton in Furness, Lancashire Genealogy is a chapelry of Kirkby Ireleth.

Other places in the parish include: Beanthwaite, Beckside, Chapel, Cross Beck, Gill Beck, Soutergate, Kirkby Moor, Low Quarter, Lower Quarter, Middle Quarter, Sandside, and Grisebeck.

The parish of Kirkby Ireleth is listed in the Domesday Book and is of Norse origin. Kirkby Ireleth is mentioned in the Domesday Book as one of the townships forming the Manor of Hougun held by Earl Tostig.

The modern name for Kirkby is Kirkby-in Furness. Kirkby-in-Furness is a village in the Furness area of Cumbria, England. It is about 5 km south of Broughton in Furness and 8 km northwest of Ulverston. It is one of the largest villages on the peninsula's north-western coast, looking out over the Duddon estuary and the mountains of the Lake District. Its borders are the biggest for a village in the UK.

Since 1974 the Furness area is part of Cumbria (historically Lancashire). the Parish is within the Diocese of Carlisle.

"KIRKBY-IRELETH St Cuthbert, a parish, in the union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 4½ miles northwest by west from Ulverston, and including separate chapels at Broughton-in-Furness, Seathwaite, and Woodland with Heathwaite, the township of Dunnerdale, the districts of Low-Quarter and Middle-Quarter, and the extra-parochial places of Waitham-Hill, Mosshouses, Marshfield, and Herdhouse. The parish is separated from that of Millom, in the county of Cumberland, by the river Duddon.[1] 

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 Records

Kirkby Ireleth St Cuthbert Parish registers have mostly been transcribed and posted online at the following web sites:

[FS =; LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project]; FMP =]


Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1697-1812 None  None
LOPC 1791-1838 1790-1838 1790-1838
FMP  None 1728-1837 None
BROUGHTON IN FURNESS Chapelry (1634) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1665-1812 1662-1678, 1686, 1697-1812 1877-1896
LOPC 1796-1845 1796-1845  1796-1845
FMP  None 1662-1837 None
FR None None None
SEATHWAITE Chapelry (1684) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1684-1855 1737-1835  1737-1856 
LOPC None None None 
FMP None 1737-1836 None
WOODLAND WITH HEATHWAITE Chapelry (1735) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None  None
LOPC None None None
FMP  None None None

Original Records

Original copies of the parish registers for Kirkby Ireleth St Cuthbert are held at the Cumbria Record Office, 140 Duke Street, Barrow-In-Furness, LA14 1XW.

In addition, the Family History Library, at FamilySearch in Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A. also has microfilm copies of the originals and these may be circulated to any one of its 4,600 satellite FamilySearch Centres worldwide.

Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Poor Law Unions
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Ulverston Poor Law Union,Lancashire

Probate records
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to 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
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 692-697. Adapted. Date accessed: 01 July 2010.