Bootle Genealogical Records

Bootle Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Bootle Baptism Records (1655-1851)

Digital images of the parish church's baptism registers. It provides proof of parentage, abodes and occupations.

Cumbria Birth Index (1837-2009)

A growing index of births registered in the region. Records include a reference to the sub-registration district, making it easier to order the correct certificate.

FreeBMD Births (1837-1957)

An index to births registered at the central authority for England & Wales. The index provides the area where the birth was registered, mother's maiden name from September 1911 and a reference to order a birth certificate.

British Army Birth Index (1761-2005)

An index to births registered to British Army personal at home and abroad.

Bootle Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Bootle Marriage Records (1655-1942)

Digital images of the parish church's marriage registers. It provides details of brides and grooms, their marital status and residence.

Cumbria Marriage Index (1837-2009)

A growing index of marriages registered in the region. Records include a reference to the sub-registration district, making it easier to order the correct certificate.

Quaker Marriages in Cumberland (1772-1910)

Marriages recorded in the register of the meetinghouse at Beckfoot. Most records list the name of both parents.

UK Divorce Records (1858-1911)

Digital images of documents from civil divorce cases. The cases cover both the cause of the case and the outcome, such as division of property and visitation rights. These records also contain details of illegitimate children. Cases can be searched by a name index.

Bootle Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Bootle Burial Records (1655-1875)

Digital images of the parish church's burial registers.

Cumbria Death Index (1837-2009)

A growing index of deaths registered in the region. Records include a reference to the sub-registration district, making it easier to order the correct certificate.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

FreeBMD Deaths (1837-1964)

An index to deaths registered at the central authority for England and Wales. To 1866, only the locality the death was registered in was listed. Age was listed until 1969, when the deceased's date of birth was listed. Provides a reference to order a death certificate, which has further details.

Bootle Church Records

Bootle Parish Registers (1655-1942)

Digital images of the parish church's baptism, marriage and burial registers. An expansive history of the parish is also included.

The Ejected Cumberland & Westmorland (1660-1662)

A history of a period when ministers who did not conform to the Common Book of Prayer were ejected from their positions. This after a period of religious tolerance under Cromwell. The book also includes biographies of the several hundred ejected ministers.

Churches of Cumberland and Westmorland (600 BC-1910)

Historical and architectural dictionary to churches in the two counties. Contains numerous sketches of church features.

Cumbria Church Histories (651-Present)

Histories and photographs of churches in Cumbria and the Lake District.

England Parish Registers (1914-2013)

Documentation for those baptised, married and buried at England. Parish registers can assist tracing a family back numerous generations.

Bootle Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Cumberland Lay Subsidy (1332-1333)

A tax levied on the wealthier inhabitants of Cumberland.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1891 British Census (1891)

The 1891 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1881 British Census (1881)

The 1881 census provides details on an individual's age, residence and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows for searches on multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Bootle Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Cumbria Will and Probate Index (1751-1941)

An index to wills, administrations and inventories proved by the Diocese of Durham and Carlisle District Probate Registry. The index provides a reference, which can be used to view original documents.

North Country Wills (1383-1558)

Transcripts of several hundred wills, contains an index to people named within.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills (PPV) (1384-1858)

A index to testators whose will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. They principally cover those who lived in the lower two thirds of Britain, but contain wills for residents of Scotland, Ireland, British India and other countries. A copy of each will may be purchased for digital download.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills (Subscription) (1384-1858)

An index and digital images of PCC wills, available on a subscription basis.

Newspapers Covering Bootle

Soulby's Ulverston Advertiser (1848-1862)

A newspaper recording on (among other topics) births, marriages & deaths, sports, shows, shipping and business news in the Ulverston area.

Northern Echo (1870-1900)

Britain's most popular provincial newspaper, covering local & national news, family announcements, government & local proceedings and more.

Cumberland & Westmorland Newspaper Transcriptions (1781-1959)

A collection of transcribed extracts, particularly BMD columns, from over 20 newspapers.

Furness Railway Magazine Index (1921-1923)

An index to personal notices in a railway employee magazine.

The Daily Herald (1926)

A London newspaper that later became The Sun.

Bootle Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Bootle Cemeteries

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Mausolea and Monuments (1500-Present)

Profiles of several hundred mausolea found in the British Isles.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribed memorials remembering those connected with the nautical occupations.

Rail & Canal Photographs Catalog (1880-1970)

A searchable database of photographs relating to railways and canals in Britain.

Bootle Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Cumberland & Westmorland Directory (1929)

A directory of settlements in Cumberland & Westmorland detailing their history, agriculture, topography, economy and leading commercial, professional and private residents.

Kelly's Directory of Cumberland (1929)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Cumberland (1925)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Cumberland (1921)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Cumberland & Westmorland (1914)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Register & Records of Holm Cultram (1150-1400)

The cartulary and other records of the important Cistercian house of Holm Cultram. The records cover many places in Cumberland.

Home Office Prison Calendars (1868-1929)

Records of over 300,000 prisoners held by quarter sessions in England & Wales. Records may contain age, occupation, criminal history, offence and trial proceedings.

Central Criminal Court After-trial Calendars (1855-1931)

Over 175,000 records detailing prisoner's alleged offences and the outcome of their trial. Contains genealogical information.

Prison Hulk Registers (1802-1849)

From the late 18th century many prisoners in Britain were kept on decommissioned ships known as hulks. This collection contains nearly 50 years of registers for various ships. Details given include: prisoner's name, date received, age, year of birth and conviction details.

England & Wales Criminal Registers (1791-1892)

This collection lists brief details on 1.55 million criminal cases in England and Wales between 1791 and 1892. Its primary use is to locate specific legal records, which may give further details on the crime and the accused. Details may include the accused's age, nature of crime, location of trial and sentence. Early records can contain a place of birth.

Bootle Taxation Records

Cumberland Lay Subsidy (1332-1333)

A tax levied on the wealthier inhabitants of Cumberland.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Index to Death Duty Registers (1796-1903)

An index to wills and administrations that incurred a death duty tax. The index can be used to order documents that give a brief abstract of the will and details on the duty. It can be used as a make-shift probate index.

Bootle Land & Property Records

Register & Records of Holm Cultram (1150-1400)

The cartulary and other records of the important Cistercian house of Holm Cultram. The records cover many places in Cumberland.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem (1236-1291)

Abstracts of records detailing the estates and families of deceased tenants from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Bootle Occupation & Business Records

Industrial History of Cumbria (1500-1950)

An extensive website detailing over forty different industries connected with the former counties of Westmorland and Cumberland.

Collieries of The North (1869-1991)

Profiles of collieries in the north of England, with employment statistics, profiles of those who died in the mines and photographs.

Cumbria Railway Images (1940-1980)

Over 1,000 photographs relating to railways in the former counties of Westmorland and Cumbria.

Cumbria Railway Employees (1821-1929)

An index to records detailing hundreds of railway employees in Westmorland and Cumberland.

Northern Mining Disasters (1705-1975)

Reports of mining distastes, includes lists of the deceased and photographs of monuments.

Bootle School & Education Records

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Dissenting Academy Database (1660-1860)

Histories of schools operated by non-conformist clergy.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Bootle

Cumberland & Westmorland Heraldic Visitation (1666)

Pedigrees of gentry families from Cumberland and Westmorland. Also describes their coats of arms.

Victoria County History: Cumberland (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Cumberland Quakers (1634-1740)

Biographic and genealogical information of early Quakers in Cumberland.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Bootle Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Cumberland & Westmorland Heraldic Visitation (1666)

Pedigrees of gentry families from Cumberland and Westmorland. Also describes their coats of arms.

Victoria County History: Cumberland (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Bootle Military Records

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

British Prisoners of World War II (1939-1945)

Details on around 165,000 men serving in the British Army, Navy and Air Force who were held as prisoners during WWII.

British Army WWI Medal Rolls (1914-1920)

Index and original images of over 5 million medal index cards for British soldiers It can be searched by individual's name, Coprs, Unit and Regiment. Due to the loss of many WWI service records, this is the most complete source for British WWI soldiers

British Army WWI Service Records (1914-1920)

This rich collection contains contains records for 1.9 million non-commissioned officers and other ranks who fought in WWI. Due to bomb damage in WWI, around 60% of service records were lost. Documents cover: enlistment, medical status, injuries, conduct, awards and discharge. A great deal of genealogical and biographical documentation can be found in these documents, including details on entire families, physical descriptions and place of birth.

Silver War Badges (1914-1920)

An index to nearly 900,000 military personnel who were awarded the Silver War Badge for sustaining injures. Records include rank, regimental number, unit, dates of enlistment and discharge, and reason for discharge.

Bootle Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Bootle Histories & Books

Bootle History (1347-1882)

A short history of Bootle, including contemporary photographs and a map.

Cumbria Image Bank (1870-2000)

A collection of thousands of images, largely postcards and photographs of the former counties of Westmorland and Cumberland.

Photographs of Cumbria (1865-2009)

A large collection of photographs depicting the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland, arranged by place.

Cumbria Gazetteer (1845-1851)

Detailed descriptions of Cumbria parishes from Mannix & Whellan, History, Gazetteer and Directory of Cumberland and Westmorland.

The Ejected Cumberland & Westmorland (1660-1662)

A history of a period when ministers who did not conform to the Common Book of Prayer were ejected from their positions. This after a period of religious tolerance under Cromwell. The book also includes biographies of the several hundred ejected ministers.

Biographical Directories Covering Bootle

The Ejected Cumberland & Westmorland (1660-1662)

A history of a period when ministers who did not conform to the Common Book of Prayer were ejected from their positions. This after a period of religious tolerance under Cromwell. The book also includes biographies of the several hundred ejected ministers.

Cumberland and Westmorland M.P.'s (1660-1867)

A history of Cumberland and Westmorland's influence and affairs in Westminster. Also contains short biographies of the counties' members of Parliament.

Who's Who in Northern Mining (1852-1910)

Abstract biographies of people connected with mining in the North of England.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Bootle Maps

Cumberland and Westmorland Parish Map (1851)

A map delineating Church of England parishes in the two counties.

Guides to the Lakes (1576-1865)

A collection of maps and descriptions of the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland – their settlements and features.

Maps of Cumberland (1608-1897)

A collection of digitalised maps covering the county.

Maps of Cumbria (1307-1899)

Several maps depicting parts of Cumbria.

Collery Maps of The North (1807-1951)

A number of maps of northern England with the locations of collieries plotted.

Bootle Reference Works

Cumbrian Manorial Records (2008)

Two guides for locating and using manorial records for family and property history.

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

Bootle Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

The township of Bootle is pleasantly situated, containing 120 inhabited houses, and 656 inhabitants. The Church is ancient, and contains an octangular font of black marble; on each side of which are two shields, raised from the plane, inscribed with a Latin sentence in Old English and Saxon characters. This inscription contains the words of baptism, In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

About one mile to the south-east of this village is Blackcomb, a mountain, which from its standing near the sea, and having the level counties of Lancashire and Cheshire on its south east side, may, in a clear day, be seen from Talk-on-the-Hill, in Staffordshire, nearly 100 miles distant. On the summit of this mountain is a capacious cavity, that appears to have been the crater of a volcano, though a small rivulet springs from the centre of the cavity.

Several Druidical circles, and other remains of antiquity, are to he seen in the neighbourhood of this mountain: the most remarkable of which is the

Druidical temple called Sunken Kirk, situated in the level part of a wet meadow, about a mile east from Blackcomb. It is a circle of very large stones, and is thus described in Mr. Gough’s Addition to Camden:—"At the entrance are four large stones, two placed on each side at the distance of six feet; the largest, on the left-hand side, is five feet six inches in circumference. Through this you enter into a circular area, 29 yards by 30. The entrance is nearly south-east: on the north or right hand side, is a huge stone of a conical form, its height nearly nine feet. Opposite the entrance is another large stone, which has once been erect, but is now fallen within the area; its length is eight feet. To the left hand, to the south-west, is one, in height seven feet, in circumference, eleven feet nine inches. The altar probably stood in the middle, as there are some stones still to be seen, though sunk deep in the earth. The circle is nearly complete, except on the western side, where some stones are wanting; the larger stones are about 31 or 32 in number. The outward part of the circle, upon the sloping ground, is surrounded with a buttress, or rude pavement of smaller stones, raised about half a yard from the surface of the earth. The situation and aspect of the Druidical temple, near Keswick, is in every respect similar to this, except the rectangular recess formed by 10 large stones, which is peculiar to that at Keswick; but upon the whole, I think the preference will be given to this, as the stones in general appear much larger, and the circle more entire.’’

About four miles to the north-east of Bootle is Ulpha Park, originally enclosed by the Huddlestons, as a place of security for deer, and extends from the channel of the river Duddon to Devock Lake.

Topography of Great Britain, written: 1802-29 by George Alexander Cooke

BOOTLE is an ancient market town, a township and parish, the head of a union and petty sessional division, with a station 1 ¼ miles north-west on the Furness railway, 6 miles south-south-east from Ravenglass, and 12 west from Broughton, and is in the western division of the county, ward of Allerdale-above-Derwent, county court district of Whitehaven, rural deanery of Gosforth, archdeaconry of Furness, and diocese of Carlisle. The town is near a small stream called the Annas, and about 2 miles from the sea. The church of St. Michael is an edifice of rubble cobbles, with red sandstone dressings, in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, transepts, west porch, and a western tower, 90 feet in height, and containing 3 bells. On the north wall of the chancel is a brass to Bridget Fox, widow, daughter of Richard Parker, of Tarn, by whose munificent gift of £1,500 the restoration of the church in 1891 was principally effected; on the south wall is a brass with effigy of a knight in armour, to Sir Hugh Askew, ob. 2 March, 1562, and knighted at the battle of Pinkie, or Musselburgh, 10 Sept. 1547; there is also a shield bearing a bugle horn, and the inscription “J. H.”; and another with the initials “R. B.”; in the vestry are hatchments for the Rev. Richard Hutton B.D. rector, d. 1 July, 1804, the Rev. Daniel Steele, rector, d. 1764, and the Rev. John Wennington B.A. d. 1764; on the north wall of the nave is a brass to Thomas Grice esq. of Cross House; the font has an octagonal basin, with the inscription “In Nomine Patris, Filii, et Spiritus Sancti,” in old English characters; six of the sides are ornamented with quatrefoils, and the other two bear shields with the arms of the Huddlstone family. The church was repaired and transepts added in 1837; the rebuilding of the tower, begun in 1870, was completed in 1880; in 1888 the chancel was new-roofed, new altar rails fixed, and an organ erected at a cost of £300; and in 1891, a new roof was put on the nave, the interior re-seated, and choir stalls and a pulpit of oak erected; in the course of excavating for the foundations of the tower, six skeletons of unusual size were met with, lying north and south; the cost of restoration since 1893 has amounted to £3,300: the church affords 400 sittings. The registers date from the year 1655. The living is a rectory, tithe rent charge £450, average £320, gross yearly value £350, with residence and 14 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Earl of Lonsdale, and held since 1878 by the Rev. Shepley Watson Watson S.C.L. of St. John's College, Cambridge, and L.Th. of Durham University. The rectory, nearly adjoining the church, is a neat building of stone, in the Gothic style. The Congregational chapel, as appears from an inscription over the entrance, was originally founded by Mr. Joseph Whitridge, of London, in 1786, for Lady Huntingdon’s connexion; it is endowed with £52 per annum, in the hands of trustees, and will seat 200 persons. Near the church are the remains of the ancient Market Cross, which can hardly be said now to be more than a pile of stones lying closely together. About the year 1347 a market was granted to John de Hudleston, and held on Wednesday, and afterwards on Saturday, but has now become obsolete. Cattle fairs are held annually on the 26th April and 24th September-the latter is but thinly attended; hirings for servants take place on the Friday before Whitsuntide and the Friday before the 11th of November.

Charities:-Singleton, Hodgson, and Hutton’s charity consists of about £480 in bank and other stock, now (1897) producing £20 12s. yearly for educational purposes, and applied to Hycemoor school. Hodgson's of £20, and Wennington’s of 10s. yearly, are distributed in money to the poor on St. Thomas’s day. Shaw’s consisting of £290 in stock, given by deed in 1830, by Captain J. Shaw, produces about £8 14s. for educational purposes, and is applied to the parochial school. Francis Ellerton's bequest of about £64 in Consols, left in 1838, yields £1 18s. a year, which is assigned to the Hycemoor school. Henry Parker, of Townhead, in 1873, gave £100 for the benefit of Capt. Shaw’s school, and £100 for Hycemoor school. In 1892, Thomas Grice, of Cross House, gave £500 to Capt. Shaw’s school, and £500 to the Hycemoor school.

There is a branch here of the Cumberland Union Banking Co. Limited, open twice a week.

Seaton Nunnery, or, as it is now called, Seaton Hall, about 1 mile distant, is the property of E. W. Wakefield esq. of Kendal, but is now let to Robert Mason esq. of Marsh Grange, Kirkby-in-Furness, as a farmhouse, Mr. Wm. Grice being bailiff resident. Here was once a nunnery of the Benedictine order, founded before 1227 by one of the lords of Millom, and dedicated to St. Leonard. At the Dissolution the revenues were estimated at about £13, and in 1542 the property was granted to Sir Hugh Askew kt. Excepting three lancets of the 13th century, forming the east windows of the chapel, but few traces are now left. The Earl of Lonsdale is lord of the manor and E. W. Wakefield esq. lord of the manor of Seaton; Rd. Grice esq. of Cross House; Mrs. John Grice, of Millholme; John Grice esq. of Kiskin; Thomas Grice esq. of Old Hyton; and the Misses Falcon, of Eskmeals, are the chief landed proprietors. There are also many small resident owners. The soil is a mixture of sand, clay and gravel; subsoil, clay. The principal produce is wheat, oats, barley, mangold wurzel, turnips, clover and potatoes and pasture land The area is 6,777 acres of land, 9 of water, 49 of tidal water and 1,101 of foreshore; rateable value, £6,532 5 s.; the population in 1891 was 783.

Petty Sessions are held at the Magistrates’ Court Room, Bootle & Millom, every alternate Saturday at 12.30 p.m. The following places are included in the petty sessional division:-Birkby, Birker & Austhwaite, Bootle, Corney, Eskdale, Millom, Muncaster, Ulpha, Waberthwaite, Wasdale, Whicham & Whitbeck.

BOOTLE UNION

The union, formed 12th July, 1837, comprises the 12 following parishes:-Birker & Austhwaite, Bootle, Corney, Drigg, Eskdale & Washdale, Irton, Santon and Melthwaite, Millom, Muncaster, Ulpha, Waberthwaite, Whicham & Whitbeck. Meets at Board Room, the workhouse, on alternate Saturdays at 1.30. The area of the union is 91,301 acres; rateable value in 1896, £6,509; the population in 1891 was 14,839.

Clerk to the Guardians & Assessment Committee, John Clark, Broughton-in-Furness.

The Union house, about half a mile from the town, on the road leading towards the station, was erected in 1856, for 100 inmates; present number, 40; average, 60.

SCHOOLS

Endowed School (mixed), Hycemoor, 1 ½ miles distant, endowed as stated above (see charities), for 6 children of Bootle, &, others from the parishes of Corney & Whitbeck; it will hold 107 children; average attendance, 87.

Parochial, built in 1830, by Capt. Isaac Shaw R.N. of Bootle (mixed), & endowed as stated above, for 80 children; average attendance, 65.

Kelly's Directory of Cumberland (1897)

Surnames Found in Bootle

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Parker435.29
2Hodgson344.18
3Tyson242.95
4Singleton232.83
5Harrison222.71
6Southward212.58
7Thompson202.46
8Gaitskell192.34
9Huddlestone182.21
10Taylor182.21
11Myers172.09
12Grice161.97
13Hartley161.97
14Robinson131.60
15Wilson131.60
16Smith121.48
17Mossop121.48
18Bradley111.35
19Dixon101.23
20Walker101.23
21Wilkinson101.23
22Wells101.23
23Craghill91.11
24Ormandy91.11
25Bell80.98
26Kirkby80.98
27Shackley80.98
28Steel80.98
29Postlethwaite70.86
30Crelling70.86
31Williamson70.86
32Briggs70.86
33Graham70.86
34Gelderd60.74
35Johnson60.74
36Bowes60.74
37Slater60.74
38Lace60.74
39Weeks60.74
40Dobson60.74
41Jackson60.74
42Irving60.74
43Stables60.74
44Geldart50.62
45Sim50.62
46McMahon50.62
47Park50.62
48Towler50.62
49Spencer50.62
50James50.62
51Holmes50.62
52Penrith50.62
53Hudson50.62
54Stamper40.49
55Metcalfe40.49
56McKnight40.49
57Redwood40.49
58Newby40.49
59Fell40.49
60Herbert40.49
61Roach40.49
62Lamb40.49
63Russell40.49
64Craghll40.49
65Watson30.37
66Casson30.37
67Lewis30.37
68Braithwaite30.37
69Edmonds30.37
70Barker30.37
71Pritt30.37
72Atkinson30.37
73Gainford30.37
74Knowles30.37
75Brown30.37
76Long30.37
77Butcher30.37
78Biggins30.37
79Franklin30.37
80Starr30.37
81Askew20.25
82Sherlock20.25
83Borrowdale20.25
84Furness20.25
85Shaw20.25
86Pickthall20.25
87Creeley20.25
88Myres20.25
89Cubbin20.25
90Kitchin20.25
91Shepherd20.25
92Newton20.25
93Middleton20.25
94Newmarch20.25
95Riggs20.25
96Sadler20.25
97Whinnerah20.25
98Morris20.25
99Sewell20.25
100Ainsworth20.25