Chorley St Laurence, Lancashire Genealogy
Here are the chapelries standing within the civil parish boundaries of Chorley St Lawrence Parish:
St George - 1835
St Peter - 1851
Chorley [St Laurence] is an Ecclesiastical Parish [as of 1630] and a market town in the county of Lancashire.
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.
"CHORLEY St Lawrence, a market-town and a parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Leyland, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 32 miles south by east of Lancaster.
"Chorley was originally a chapelry in the parish of Croston, from which it was separated in 1793, when that extensive district was divided into three distinct parishes. St. George's church, standing in an open area, on the east side of the town, was completed in October, 1825; attached is a large burial-ground. There are places of worship for Independents, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, Baptists, Unitarians, and the Roman Catholic chapel, was dedicated to St. Gregory, and was built in 1774."
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/
Online Records (Under Construction)
Chorley St. Laurence parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|JOIN =Joiner's Marriage Index|
|CHORLEY ST LAURENCE PARISH (1548) Indexes|
|CHORLEY ST GEORGE Chapelry (1836) Indexes|
|CHORLEY ST PETER Chapelry (1851) Indexes|
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.
Chorley's census records for the years 1841, 1851 and 1881 have been indexed and the data posted online at Lancashire's Online Parish Clerk and at FamilySearch. To view these, click the following years:
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 Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 603-607. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50876 Date accessed: Adapted. 08 June 2010.