Rusland, Lancashire Family History Guide

Rusland is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1750 from Colton Ecclesiastical Parish.

Alternative names: Colton Rusland St Paul

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1781
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1852

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RUSLAND, a chapelry in Colton parish, Lancashire; 5½ miles S by W of Hawkshead, and 8 NNE of Ulverston r. station. It was constituted in 1844; and its post town is Newton-in-Cartmel. Pop., 178. Houses, 36. R. Hall is the seat of D. Archibald, Esq.; Whitestock Hall, of the Rev. J. Romney; and Thwaite Moss, of E. Twisaday, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of . Carlisle. Value, £64. Patron, the Vicar of Colton. The church is good; and there is a Quakers’ chapel, supposed to have been founded by George Fox.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Lancashire
  • Civil Registration District: Ulverstone
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Furness
  • Diocese: Chester
  • Rural Deanery: Furness and Cartmel
  • Poor Law Union: Ulverston
  • Hundred: Lonsdale
  • Province: York