Urswick, Lancashire Family History Guide

Urswick is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire.

Other places in the parish include: Stainton, Little Urswick, Great Urswick, Bolton with Adgarley, Birkrig Common, Bardsea, and Adgarley.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1608
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1634

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

URSWICK, a parish, with four townships, in Ulverston district, Lancashire; 3 miles SSW of Ulverston r. station. Post town, Ulverston. Acres, 4,100. Real property, £8,650; of which £400 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 891; in 1861, 1,080. Houses, 215. The property is much subdivided. Roman coins have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £300. Patrons, the Landowners. The church was recently restored. The p. curacy of Bardsea is a separate benefice. There are an endowed school with £15 a year, and charities £23.

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

Parish Registers

The Registers of the Parish Church of Urswick in Furness Lancashire 1608 - 1695 - View Online

Administration

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