Hoole, Lancashire Genealogy

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

Hoole, Lancashire
Much Hoole Parish Church .jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Leyland
County Lancashire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Preston
Registration District Preston
Records begin
Parish registers: 1673
Bishop's Transcripts: 1662
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]

HOOLE (St Michael), a parish, in the union of Preston, hundred of Leyland, N. division of Lancashire, 7 miles southwest by west of Preston. St Michael's church was built of brick in 1628 and a stone tower was added when it was rebuilt in 1720. This place, which was separated from Croston, Lancashire Genealogy by act of parliament in 1642, and made a distinct parish. The whole of Little Hoole, which is on the southern bank of the Ribble, adjoins the parish of Penwortham. The church was built in 1628. Other places in the parish include: Much Hoole and Little Hoole. There are, a Methodist place of worship, built in 1824, and a Primitive Methodist built in 1828.[1]

Much Hoole is a village and civil parish in the borough of South Ribble, Lancashire, England. Much Hoole lies eight miles south west of Preston on the road from Preston to Ormskirk and Liverpool, the A59 and covers 1701 acres of flat low lying land. The soil is loam, peat moss and marsh. To the west of the village is the River Douglas which leads to the Ribble Estuary

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

Hoole Parish registers have mostly been transcribed and posted online at the following web sites:

FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1776-1893 1754-1900 None
LOPC 1665-1900 1665-1900 1664-1900
LBMD  None 1837-2006 None

Original Records

Original copies of the parish registers for Heysham are held at the Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston PR1 2RE.

In addition, the Family History Library, at FamilySearch in Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A. also has microfilm copies of the originals and these may be circulated to any one of its 4,600 satellite FamilySearch Centres worldwide.

Hoole St Michael parish registers and Bishop's transcripts have been deposited at the Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, PR1 2RE. In addition, the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A. has microfilmed these registers and are available for circulating to its over 4,600 FamilySearch Centres worldwide. The registers commence from 1658.

Add links to the FamilySearch Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

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. 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
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Preston Poor Law Union, Lancashire Genealogy

Probate records
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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]

  • 1628 - 1628 Subsidy of Much Hoole. (p. 166)[2]

Maps and Gazetteers
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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. 542-545. Adapted. Date accessed: 01 July 2010.
  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.