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Firbank

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"FIRBANK, a chapelry in the parish of KIRKBYLONSDALE, LONSDALE ward, county of WESTMORLAND, 10 miles (N.) from Kirkby-Lonsdale, containing 209 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in fee archdeaconry of Richmond, and diocese of Chester, endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £600 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Vicar of Kirkby Lonsdale. The chapel and burying-ground are on the edge of an extensive moor. The chapelry is bounded on the west by the river Lune, which separates it from Yorkshire."
[From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

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Firbank is a parish in Lonsdale Ward in the South East of the county. It adjoins the West Riding of Yorkshire.
It was formerly part of Kirkby Lonsdale parish. Other nearby parishes are Killington, Old Hutton, New Hutton and Greyrigg.

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Census

Returns do not survive for the 'census' of 1787.

Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911.

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Church History

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St John Evangelist
1842 by Bateman. Nave and short chancel.
Photograph(s) and description on VisitCumbria.
More details and maps in Genuki Westmorland Church Database
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Church Records

Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts are held by Cumbria Archives :
originals at Kendal RO and microfilm copies at Carlisle RO.

Baptism registers1746-1812
Marriage registers1746-1969
Banns registers1757-1801
Burial registers1756-1810
Bishops transcripts1813-1867


See the CASCAT online calogue for WPR32 for information on these and other parish records..

For searching on LDS familysearch.org see IGI batch numbers (compiled by Jake Prescott)
or use the batch number search site (by Hugh Wallis).

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Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Firbank which are provided by:

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Directories

The details for the parish from the Parson & White's Directory for 1829 are transcribed on Edenlinks site.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Firbank has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

Cumbria County History Trust has published a "Jubilee Digest" for the township of Firbank

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD615945 (Lat/Lon: 54.344777, -2.594286), Firbank which are provided by:

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Probate Records

Wills for Firbank will be at Carlisle since about 1858 but before that will be at the Preston R.O. as it was in the Diocese of Chester until that time.

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Taxation

Hearth Tax records for 1674 Firbank transcribed on Edenlinks.