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Society of Friends, Colthouse

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Friends Meeting House,
Colthouse
Lancashire

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Cemeteries

The meeting house has a graveyard. Seventeen of the earliest memorials were recorded in 1892 by Henry Swainson Cowper in his short book "The Monumental Inscriptions in the parish church and churchyard of Hawkshead, Lancashire and in the burial grounds of Satterthwaite, the Baptists at Hawkshead Hill and the Quakers at Colthouse".
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Church History

It was founded before 1658. The building dates from 1688. The nearby graveyard (which has stone seating in the walls) was acquired in 1669.
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Church Records

Whilst every effort has been made to record exact details of record office and library holdings you are recommended to check with them before visiting to ensure that they do hold the records and years you wish to examine. Similarly check with transcript publishers to ensure they cover the records and years you require before making a purchase.

Original registers
Early registers in National Archives, London (microfilm copies at Cumbria Record Office, Barrow). They predate the building of the meeting house. Further records, including early minute books, at the Cumbria Record Office, Barrow:
  • Births 1652-1784
  • Marriages 1656-1784
  • Burials 1656-1784, 1658-1955
Whilst every effort has been made to record exact details of record office and library holdings you are recommended to check with them before visiting to ensure that they do hold the records and years you wish to examine. Similarly check with transcript publishers to ensure they cover the records and years you require before making a purchase.

Copies of Original Registers

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Copies of Bishop's Transcripts

Burials

Register Transcripts

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Maps

It is located at SD3587698184 (Lat/Lon 54.375105, -2.98864). You can see this on maps provided by:

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