Adlington, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Adlington, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Adlington, Lancashire
St Paul's Adlington Lancashire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Leyland
County Lancashire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Chorley
Registration District Chorley
Records begin
Parish registers: 1839
Bishop's Transcripts: 1839
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Leyland
Diocese Manchester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lancashire Archives

Parish History[edit | edit source]

ADLINGTON, a township with a chapelry, in the parish of Standish, in the union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 4 miles (N.) from Wigan. The townships of Adlington, Anderton, Duxbury, and Heath-Charnock, in the parish, form a district chapelry; and a church, a neat structure in the Norman style, has been erected by Her Majesty's Commissioners.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

  • Type the name of the parish in the search bar
  • Click on the location pin on the map
  • Choose Options from the pop up box
  • Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

  • FreeBMD - an online (free) index to the certificates held at the General Registrar's Office, formerly in London, now in Solihull, Merseyside, UK. The years currently covered in this index include July, 1837 to at least 1940.
  • LancashireBMD - an online index (free) to the local superintendant's registrar of births, marriages and deaths for all registration districts throughout Lancashire, for the following range of years and their events: births 1837-1974; marriages 1837-2010; deaths 1837-1975.
  • Lancashire-OPC.org.uk provides numerous parish and chapel transcriptions online (free) for the post-1837 to 1910 period, including some marriages which are replicas of those marriage certificates kept by the General Registrar's Office and local Registration District Offices throughout the country.
  • British collections holds the quarterly indexes of births, marriages and deaths from July, 1837 to 1983 in FamilySearch Catalog

Church Records[edit | edit source]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Chapelry is a church or churches built in a large ecclesiastical parish to help the members attend worship services closer to their homes.

Online Parish Records Table

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

Hover over the collection's title for more information

Adlington Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
FamilySearch Collections-Lancashire
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Parish Registers-Lancashire
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Findmypast-Lancashire ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Ancestry-Church of England BMD-Lancashire ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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1500s-1900s
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1800s
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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1800s-1900s

Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

Non-Conformist Churches (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

The following two web sites provide online data at no cost, which covers Adlington chapelry for 1881 and the 1901 censuses:

1881 - FamilySearch

1901 - 1901CensusOnline

Lancashire census records have been indexed and transcribed countywide, and made available online by the following subscription web sites for the census years, 1841-1911:

Catholic[edit | edit source]
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration of Births, Marriages & Deaths - 1837 to the Present[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Hart of Anderton, Ashton-in-Makerfield and Hindley by Swain, Margaret. History and Pedigree chart of James Hart and Ellen Roscoe-Kirkham dating from 1640-1942. Other surnames listed Mortland, Low, Green, Doodson, Glover, Rigby, Kerfoot, Jones, Bridge, Poole, Baxter, Laston, Marton, Swain, Faber, Miller, Cripwell, Sorg. Article to be found in Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Soc. Magazine Vol. 7, no.3. pages 18-29. FHL Ref. 942.72 B2r

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Chorley Poor Law Union, Lancashire

Probate[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. To search indexes and original probate records, go to the Lancashire Probate Records and follow the steps to find possible wills for ancestors in Lancashire.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

[1] Adlington on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date accessed: 27 August 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.P. Earwaker, Three Lancashire Subsidy Rolls, viz., for the Hundred of Salford, 1541, the Hundred of Salford, 1622 and the Hundred of Leyland, 1628, Together with a Recusant Roll for the Hundred of Leyland, in 1628 (London: Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1885). Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.