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CLAIFE, a township in Hawkeshead parish, Lancashire; on the E side of Esthwaite-water, 2 miles SE of Hawkeshead. Acres, 5, 310. Real property, £3,688. Pop., 540. Houses, 103.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)



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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Claife area is Ulverston.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Claife was a township in the parish of Hawkshead.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Claife was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Richmond are held at the Lancashire Record Office.

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