Ashton upon Ribble St Andrew, Lancashire Genealogy
Ashton upon Ribble St Andrew was created a chapelry in 1836 from Preston St John ancient parish.
Ashton-on-Ribble is a suburb of Preston, Lancashire, England.
The terms Ashton-on-Ribble and Ashton are often used synonymously, although Ashton is a specific electoral ward whilst Ashton-on-Ribble is a term applied more generally to much of the west of Preston.
The settlement of Ashton-on-Ribble was recorded in the Domesday Book. Ashton was named after a family called Estun who lived in the area at the time of the Domesday book's compilation, although it is not known exactly where they lived.
The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.
ASHTON, or ASHTON-UPON-RIBBLE, with Lea, Cottam, and Ingol, a township [with a chapel; see highlight below], in the parish and union of Preston, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 2 miles west by north of Preston. The township has been formed into an ecclesiastical district with a chapel. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, was built in 1836.
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
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
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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
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
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- A Roman Catholic chapel was built at Lea, in the year 1800. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 90-96. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50765 Adapted. Date accessed: 25 June 2010.