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OSMOTHERLEY, a township in Ulverstone parish, Lancashire; 2 miles N W by N of Ulverstone. Acres, 1,140. Real property, £2,318. Pop. in 1851, 325; in 1861, 419. Houses, 81. The increase of pop. arose from the extension of mining operations. The manor belongs to the Duke of Buccleuch. A church-school is here, and is used as a chapel of ease.

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



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Civil Registration

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "OSMOTHERLEY, a township in the parish of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale North of the Sands, county Lancaster, 3 miles from the parish church, and 2½ N.W. of Ulverston. The township consists of a few straggling farmhouses. There is a Church school, endowed with £16 per annum, in which Divine service is performed every alternate Sunday. The Duke of Buccleuch is lord of the manor."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Osmotherley was a township in the parish of Ulverston.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Osmotherley 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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