Inskip, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

Inskip St Peter was created a district chapelry or church in 1848, from and lying within St Michael on Wyre, Lancashire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Sowerby. Inskip is a small village in the Fylde area of Lancashire, England. It is part of the civil parish of Inskip-with-Sowerby. The village is close to the former RNAS Inskip airfield, which site still serves the armed forces as a tri-service communication centre. The hamlet of Inskip Moss Side lies about a mile north and east of the village

Inskip was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Inscip. Its area was estimated in that survey to be two carucates of land. From 1281, the village was owned by Richard Butler of Rawcliffe Hall. He received it from William de Carleton as a dowry of his bride, Alice.

St Peter's church was built in 1848 and was financed by the Earl of Derby and Archdeacon Hornby. It has been designated a Grade II listed building by English Heritage.

"INSKIP, with Sowerby, a township with a separate chapel, in the parish of St. Michael upon Wyre, union of Garstang, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 4¾ miles north by northeast of Kirkham. The foundation stone of a church dedicated to St. Peter, was laid 10th June, 1847. There is a place of worship for Baptists" here.[1]


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

Church of England

Inskip chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of St Michael on Wyre to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

AC = (£)
FMP = (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS =
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk

INSKIP ST PETER Chapelry (1848) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1848-1900 1850-1900 None
LOPC 1848-1900 1850-1900 1849-1900
LBMD None 1850-1992 None
ST MICHAEL ON WYRE(ancient parish containgin INSKIP Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1662-1844 1662-1741; 1754-1901  None
LOPC 1662-1947 1662-1900 1662-1948 
FMP  None 1662-1837 None
LBMD None 1837-2006 None
AC 1659-1707 1659-1707 1659-1707

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Inskip and comprising the whole ancient parish of St Michael on Wyre to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the ST MICHAEL ON WYRE PARISH page.

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

Garstang Poor Law Union, Lancashire

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. 614-620. Adapted. Date accessed: 01 July 2010.