Croft with Southworth, Lancashire Genealogy

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Parish History

"CROFT, with Southworth (Christ Church), is a parish in the union of Warrington, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 5 miles north by northeast of Warrington. There were places of worship for Unitarians and Methodists as well as a Roman Catholic chapel.[1]

Croft With Southworth was created a parish by the mid-19th century, by act of Parliament.


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.


Church records

Online Records

Croft-with-Southworth Christ Church Parish has online content available as follows:

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

CROFT WITH SOUTHWORTH Chapelry  (1833) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1833-1905 None None
LOPC 1833-1956 1845-1960 1834-1939
LBMD None None None

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.

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. 725-729. URL: Adapted. Date accessed: 29 June 2010.