Claughton St Chad, Lancashire Genealogy

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Parish History

Claughton St Chad is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire. From 1847 it was in the Tunstall deanery of the Diocese of Manchester. It should not be confused with Garstang, Lancashire which includes Claughton village.

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.

St Chad's Church was closed by the Church of England in 2002 due to a decline in the number of worshippers and the fact that the building was in need of modernisation. The church was part of the Hornby with Claughton parish. There was a church on the site as early as 1100.

There is a brick works in the village, and aerial ropeways above the road transport clay from Claughton Moor

"CLAUGHTON St Chad, a parish, in the hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 7 miles northeast by east of Lancaster. The original church was built in 1070; the present edifice in 1815."[1] 

There were no known chapelries in Claughton St Chad's Parish.


Civil Registration

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

Church records

Online Records

Extensive online content for the parish of Claughton St Chad's Parish is now available to view, mostly at no cost. The following web sites provide wonderful views for searching in this parish and some of its satellite chapelries, as follows:

[Note: FS =; LOPC =  Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project;AC =]

CLAUGHTON ST CHAD PARISH (1701) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1701-1812
LOPC 1638-1877
AC (£) 1542-1695


Census records

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

Probate records

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 620-623. URL: Date accessed: 29 June 2010.