Hoole, Lancashire Genealogy
Much Hoole St Michael is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1641 from chapelry in Croston, Lancashire Ancient Parish.Other places in the parish include: Much Hoole and Little Hoole.
St Michael's church was built of brick in 1628 and a stone tower was added when it was rebuilt in 1720. The church was funded by the Stone family who lived at Carr House. Jeremiah Horrocks was a curate at St Michael's and predicted the transit of Venus in 1639. He is commemorated by windows in the church.
Much Hoole is a village and civil parish in the borough of South Ribble, Lancashire, England.Much Hoole lies eight miles south west of Preston on the road from Preston to Ormskirk and Liverpool, the A59 and covers 1701 acres of flat low lying land. The soil is loam, peat moss and marsh. To the west of the village is the River Douglas which leads to the Ribble Estuary
HOOLE, a parish, in the union of Preston, hundred of Leyland, N. division of Lancashire, 7 miles southwest by west of Preston. This place, which was separated from Croston by act of parliament in 1642, and made a distinct parish. The whole of Little Hoole, which is on the southern bank of the Ribble, adjoins the parish of Penwortham. The church was built in 1628.
There are, a Methodist place of worship, built in 1824, and a Primitive Methodist built in 1828.
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/
Hoole Parish registers have mostly been transcribed and posted online at the following web sites:
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|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|HOOLE ST MICHAEL PARISH (1658) Indexes|
Original copies of the parish registers for Heysham are held at the Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston PR1 2RE.
In addition, the Family History Library, at FamilySearch in Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A. also has microfilm copies of the originals and these may be circulated to any one of its 4,600 satellite FamilySearch Centres worldwide.
Hoole St Michael parish registers and Bishop's transcripts have been deposited at the Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, PR1 2RE. In addition, the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A. has microfilmed these registers and are available for circulating to its over 4,600 FamilySearch Centres worldwide. The registers commence from 1658.
Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection
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 Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 542-545. Adapted. Date accessed: 01 July 2010.