Leck, Lancashire Family History Guide

Leck is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1737 from chapelry in Tunstal Ancient Parish.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1800
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1856

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LECK, a township-chapelry in Tunstall parish, Lancashire; on a rivulet of its own name, a tributary of the Lune, and on the Ingleton railway, adjacent to the boundaries with Yorkshire and Westmoreland, 2½ miles SE by E of Kirkby-Lonsdale. Post town, Kirkby-Lonsdale, under Burton, Westmoreland. Acres, 4, 636. Real property, £2, 482. Pop., 324. Houses, 57. Leck House is the seat of H. T. Welsh, Esq. Leck Fell is an upland tract connected with Gragreth mountain, which has an altitude of 2, 250 feet. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £80. Patron, the Vicar of Tunstall. There are endowed schools with £50 a year.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

LECK, a township and chapelry, in the parish of Tunstall, union of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 2½ miles (S. E. by E.) from Kirkby-Lonsdale; containing 288 inhabitants. This township belonged to the Gernets, of Halton, in the reign of John; the abbot of Croxton had lands here, and in the reign of Edward I. claimed to exercise various feudal privileges in Leck. The Girlington family were early proprietors, and the family of Welch succeeded, by purchase: Hipping Hall, here, has long been a seat of the family of Tatham. The township is seated on the east side of the river Lune, and comprises 4636a. 2r. 26p. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £80; patron, the Vicar of Tunstall. A tithe rent-charge of £73 is paid to the vicar of Tunstall, and one of £66 to the impropriators.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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The monumental inscriptions for the Church of St. Peter’s, Leck : the Church of England’s most northerly church in Lancashire, OS map ref: SD 643 765. Author: Baxter, Barbara; Church of England. Chapelry of Leck (Lancashire)


Census returns for Leck, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Tunstall, 1689-1874 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tunstall (Lancashire); Church of England. Chapelry of Leck (Lancashire)

Parish registers for Leck, 1800-1900 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Leck (Lancashire)

Lancashire Archives & Family History Groups

Lancashire Archives

Lancashire FH & Heraldry Society

Manchester Archives and Local History


Lancashire BMD

England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910

England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996

Catholic Parish Registers of Liverpool 1741-1773

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Manchester Burial Records

England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004

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Lancaster Convict Database 1800s

Lancashire Fusiliers

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Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Lancashire Roll of Honour

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Lancashire Police Records

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Births and Baptism Records

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England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

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England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

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England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

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England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

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  • County: Lancashire
  • Civil Registration District: Lancaster
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Manchester
  • Rural Deanery: Tunstall
  • Poor Law Union: Lunesdale
  • Hundred: Lonsdale
  • Province: York