Farington, Lancashire Genealogy

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

Farington, Lancashire
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Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Leyland
County Lancashire
Poor Law Union Preston
Registration District Preston
Records begin
Parish registers: 1826
Bishop's Transcripts: 1608
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 Record Office

Chapelry History[edit | edit source]

Farington was created a chapelry in 1840 from Penwortham, Lancashire, union of Preston, hundred of Leyland, N.division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles (S.) from Preston. The parish includes the villages of Farington and Farington Moss, and parts of Lostock Hall and Whitestake. [1]

Farington is a small village and civil parish in the South Ribble local government district of Lancashire, England. Situated to the immediate north of Leyland, Farington consists of villages, farms and mossland, modern residential development and an industrial area around the Leyland Trucks headquarters and assembly plant.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks[edit | edit source]

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Church of England

Farington chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Penwortham to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = findmypast (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
FARINGTON ST PAUL Chapelry (1840) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1840-1900 1858-1900  1840-1900
LOPC 1840-1900 1858-1900 1840-1900
PENWORTHAM ST MARY PARISH (1608) Indexes (ancient parish containing FARINGTON Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1608-1839; 1858-1901 1616-1884              1818-1839         
LOPC 1741-1900 1608-1900 1794-1900
FMP  None None None
LBMD None [1] None 
AC 1608-1755 1608-1755 1608-1755

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Farington and comprising the whole ancient parish of Penwortham to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the PENWORTHAM PARISH page.

Non Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Preston Poor Law Union, Lancashire

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

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]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A. , A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 209-213. Date accessed: 12 August 2013.