Pennington in Furness

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PENNINGTON, a parish in Ulverston district, Lancashire; near the Furness railway, 1¾ mile W S W of Ulverston. It has a post-office under Ulverston. Acres, 2,767. Real property, 18,436; of which 7,500 are in mines, and 2,732 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 489; in 1861, 879. Houses, 163. The increase of pop. arose from extension of mining operations. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to the Pennington family. Iron ore is very largely mined. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, 260.* Patron, the Duchy of Lancaster. The church was rebuilt in 1825. There is a parochial school.

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

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Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Pennington parish from Mannix & Co., History, Topography and Directory of Westmorland, 1851.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Pennington in Furness 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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