Longton, Lancashire Genealogy

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

Longton, Lancashire
Longton, St. Andrew Lancashire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Leyland
County Lancashire
Poor Law Union Preston
Registration District Preston
Records begin
Parish registers: 1754
Bishop's Transcripts: 1758
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]

LONGTON, was created a chapel of ease from, and lying within the boundaries of 1719 from chapelry in Penwortham, union of Preston, hundred of Leyland, N. division of Lancashire, 5 miles (S. W. by W.) from Preston. The Parish Church, St. Andrew's was completed in 1887 when the previous chapel of 1772 which stood nearer the main road was demolished. This stood on the site of an earlier chapel, the records of which are lost. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. [1]

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

Longton 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

LONGTON ST ANDREW Chapelry (1753) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1753-1839 None 1824-1847
LOPC 1754-1900 1838-1900 1817-1900 
LBMD None 1838-2009 None
PENWORTHAM ST MARY(ancient parish containing LONGTON 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 1837-2008 None 
AC 1608-1755 1608-1755 1608-1755

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

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Barlow, Angela.  A Lancashire Family.  History and family history charts of Ralph Loxham and his first wife Margery, and second wife Jane 1622, and William Loxham and his wife Margaret Howthe 1638. of Longton and Preston.  Other surnames  Wilding, Sharples, Brewer, Jenkins, Gregson, Lawe, Sherdley, Eccleston, Johnson, Bannister, Rigby, Thompson, Proctor, Holland, Norris, Atherton, Sherdley, Walton, Premberlon, Critchley, Haylock, Whitehead Sidebottom, Farrer, Clayton, Willis, Fielden, Farrer. The Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Soc. magazine vol. 10.no.1, pages 25-35, FHL Ref 942.72 B2r

Poor Law Unions
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Preston Poor Law Union, Lancashire

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 Longton (p. 169)[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. 172-175. Date accessed: 19 August 2013.
  2. 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.