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Lancashire was comprised of 69 ancient parishes, but well over 500 extant churches prior to 1851. Recognizing that all authoritative treatises on Lancashire civil parishes differ--some much more than others--in their facts indicating extant township chapelries, several key reference publications have been used here to compile as thorough and comprehensive a list of Liverpool parishes and all associated chapelries as may be possible.
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=== Church of England  ===
 
 
Below is as standard a list as can be identified of all Lancashire parishes and township chapelries. Also included next each parish and chapelry anem are the ecclesiastical courts which held (pre-1858) jurisdiction over them. These jurisdictions had oversight and kept additional records for such events as issuing marriage licences, bonds, allegations, oversight in ecclesiastical (church) court proceedings and in other important matters pertaining to ancestry. For other Lancashire parishes and chapelries, click on a link:
 
 
 
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|  [[Lancashire Church Records, Parishes beginning with A|A]]
 
|  [[Lancashire Church Records, Parishes beginning with B|B]]
 
|  [[Lancashire Church Records, Parishes beginning with C|C]]
 
|  [[Lancashire Church Records, Parishes beginning with D|D]]
 
|  [[Lancashire Church Records, Parishes beginning with E-F|E-F]]
 
|  [[Lancashire Church Records, Parishes beginning with G|G]]
 
|  [[Lancashire Church Records, Parishes beginning with H|H]]
 
|  [[Lancashire Church Records, Parishes beginning with I-K|I-K]]
 
|  [[Lancashire Church Records, Parishes beginning with L|L]]
 
|  [[Lancashire Church Records, Parishes beginning with M|M]]
 
|  [[Lancashire Church Records, Parishes beginning with N|N]]
 
|  [[Lancashire Church Records, Parishes beginning with O-P|O-P]]
 
|  [[Lancashire Church Records, Parishes beginning with Q-R|Q-R]]
 
|  [[Lancashire Church Records, Parishes beginning with S|S]]
 
|  [[Lancashire Church Records, Parishes beginning with T|T]]
 
|  [[Lancashire Church Records, Parishes beginning with U-Z|U-Z]]
 
|  [[Lancashire Church Records, Parishes beginning with T-U|T-U]]
 
|  [[Lancashire Church Records, Parishes beginning with W-Wa|W-Wa]]
 
|  [[Lancashire Church Records, Parishes beginning with We-Z|We-Z]]
 
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|-
 
! style="background: #ffdead" width="15%" | PARISH
 
! style="background: #ffdead" width="40%" | PRIMARY COURT
 
! style="background: #ffdead" width="40%" | SECONDARY COURTS - IN SEARCH ORDER
 
|-
 
| Accrington
 
| [[Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| Pre-1541
 
2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
 
 
Post-1540
 
 
 
2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
 
 
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
|-
 
| Adlington
 
| [[Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| Pre-1541
 
2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
 
 
Post-1540
 
 
 
2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
 
 
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
|-
 
| Admarsh [Chapelry in Lancaster Parish; known as Bleasdale Chapel]
 
| [[Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries]] - Amounderness
 
| 2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]] 3 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
 
4 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
 
 
|-
 
| Aigburth [St Anne's; near Liverpool]
 
| [[Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| Pre-1541 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
Post-1540
 
 
 
2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
 
 
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
|-
 
| Ainsworth
 
| [[Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| Pre-1541 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
Post-1540
 
 
 
2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
 
 
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
|-
 
| Aldingham
 
| [[Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries]] - Furness
 
| 2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]] 3 - [[Chancery Court of the Archbishop of York]]
 
4 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
 
 
|-
 
| Altcar
 
| [[Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| Pre-1541 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
Post-1540
 
 
 
2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
 
 
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
|-
 
| Altham
 
| [[Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| Pre-1541 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
Post-1540
 
 
 
2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
 
 
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]] 
 
 
 
|-
 
| Ancoats [St Andrew]
 
| [[Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| Pre-1541 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
Post-1540
 
 
 
2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
 
 
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
|-
 
| Angerton
 
| Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
 
| .
 
|-
 
| Ardwick [St Thomas]
 
| [[Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| Pre-1541 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
Post-1540
 
 
 
2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
 
 
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
|-
 
| Arkholme
 
| [[Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries]] - Lonsdale
 
| 2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
 
3 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
4 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
 
 
|-
 
| Ashton in Makerfield
 
| [[Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| Pre-1541 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
Post-1540
 
 
 
2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
 
 
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
|-
 
| Ashton in Makerfield Holy Trinity
 
| [[Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| Pre-1541 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
Post-1540
 
 
 
2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
 
 
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
|-
 
| Ashton under Lyne [St Michael]
 
| [[Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| Pre-1541 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
Post-1540
 
 
 
2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
 
 
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
|-
 
| Ashton under Lyne Christ Church
 
| [[Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| Pre-1541 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
Post-1540
 
 
 
2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
 
 
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
|-
 
| Ashton under Lyne St Peter
 
| [[Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| Pre-1541 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
Post-1540
 
 
 
2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
 
 
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
|-
 
| Ashton upon Ribble St Andrew
 
| [[Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries]] - Amounderness
 
| 2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]] 3 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
 
4 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
 
 
|-
 
| Ashworth
 
| [[Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| Pre-1541 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
Post-1540
 
 
 
2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
 
 
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
|-
 
| Astley
 
| [[Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| Pre-1541 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
Post-1540
 
 
 
2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
 
 
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
|-
 
| Astley-Bridge [Chapelry in Bolton-le-Moors Parish] 
 
| [[Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| Pre-1541 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
Post-1540
 
 
 
2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
 
 
 
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
 
  
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
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Lancashire was comprised of at least 75 ancient parishes, but well over 400 extant chapels (chapelries) and district churches prior to 1851. As all authoritative treatises on Lancashire civil parishes differ somewhat--some much more than others--in their facts which indicate the extant township chapelries, several key reference publications have been used here to compile as thorough and comprehensive a list of Lancashire parishes and all associated chapelries as may be possible.
  
|-
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Here is as standard a list as can be identified, of all Lancashire parishes and their chapels of ease, and the township chapelries within their boundaries. Also included next to each parish and chapelry are the ecclesiastical courts which held (pre-1858) jurisdiction over them. These jurisdictions held authoritative oversight and kept additional records for such events as issuing marriage licences, oversight in ecclesiastical (church) court proceedings, probate and in other important records.
| Atherton
 
| [[Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| Pre-1541 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
Post-1540
 
  
2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
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To view Lancashire's parishes and/or chapelries, click on the links below for the desired parish or chapelry.
  
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]  
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#[[Lancashire Parishes|The Parishes(A-Z)]]
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#[[Lancashire Chapelries|The Chapelries(A-Z)]]
  
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
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To help you determine whether a Lancashire place is an ancient parish or a chapelry, or, in which ancient parish a chapelry is in, or which chapelries are found within the boundary of an ancient parish, use two or more of the excellent topographical guides listed in the next section ("Source Citations").
  
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=== Useful Resources  ===
| Audenshaw [Chapelry in Ashton-under-Lyne Parish]
 
| [[Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| Pre-1541 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
Post-1540
 
  
2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]  
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1. Lewis, Samuel A. [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=445 ''Topographical Dictionary of England and Wales'']. London 1848  (FHL book 942 E5Le)
  
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
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2.''{{FHL|270013|title-id|disp=The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales.}}'' Dublin Ireland : A. Fullarton, 1846 (FHL 942 E5ful 12 vols). This topographical dictionary provides one of the most accurate historic views of parishes and their chapelries in this most complex of all England counties.
  
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
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3.'' ''Youngs, Frederic A., Jr.''Guide to the Local Administrative Units. ''London, England: Royal Historical Society, 1979, 1991. (FHL 942 C4rg no. 10, 17.) This guide identifies Church of England ecclesiastical jurisdictions and gives an outline history of changes and the creations of the parishes and their chapels--often called chapelries.
  
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4. [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/index.jsp ''Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales.''] 1868-1870 FHL.
| Aughton
 
| [[Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| Pre-1541 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
Post-1540 2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
 
  
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
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5. [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog]. This catalog provides evidence of those parishes and their associated chapelry registers and years pertaining thereto.
  
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
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6. Raymond, Stuart A. ''Lancashire: a genealogical bibliography'', vol. 2. ''Registers, inscriptions and wills.'' Birmingham [England]: Federation of Family History Societies, c 1996-1997.<br>
  
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=== Useful Links  ===
  
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*[http://familysearch.org FamilySearch] has indexed over 70 percent of its vast Lancashire parish and chapel registers collections. The data from these registers are now&nbsp;accessible online at this time.
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*&nbsp;[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/ Online Parish Clerks for the County of Lancashire]. &nbsp;This site has transcribed over 6 million baptism, marriage, burial and banns entries for the county, currently. Their aim is to extract and preserve the records from the various parishes and chapels to&nbsp;provide online access to that data free of charge. Searches&nbsp;parish by parish, or,&nbsp;county-wide made by conducted.
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/lprs/ Lancashire Parish Register Society] transcribes and publishes parish registers for pre-1837 Lancashire. Their published books may be accessed at local public and college libraries and archive insitutions worldwide.
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*[http://www.catholic-history.org.uk Catholic History]:&nbsp;England and Wales - 1550-1850
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1788853 England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910]: provided by ''FamilySearch Historical Record Collection''. To learn more about this record set review the [[England, Manchester Central Library Church of England Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Wiki article]].
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1482833 England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004]: provided by FamilySearch Historical Record Collection. To learn more about this record set review the [[England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Wiki article]].
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*[http://lancashirebmd.org.uk/ Lancashire BMDs]&nbsp;- although these are indexes to civil registratrions of births, marriages and deaths, the marriage records mirror precisely the same information and millions of&nbsp;individuals were born prior to 1837 (the year civil registration began), many died post-1837 (see also [http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ FreeBMD]).
  
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[[Category:Lancashire|Church Records]]

Revision as of 20:39, 8 November 2012

Early morning view across the Lune valley, from near Crook of Lune - geograph.org.uk - 632931.jpg

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Lancashire was comprised of at least 75 ancient parishes, but well over 400 extant chapels (chapelries) and district churches prior to 1851. As all authoritative treatises on Lancashire civil parishes differ somewhat--some much more than others--in their facts which indicate the extant township chapelries, several key reference publications have been used here to compile as thorough and comprehensive a list of Lancashire parishes and all associated chapelries as may be possible.

Here is as standard a list as can be identified, of all Lancashire parishes and their chapels of ease, and the township chapelries within their boundaries. Also included next to each parish and chapelry are the ecclesiastical courts which held (pre-1858) jurisdiction over them. These jurisdictions held authoritative oversight and kept additional records for such events as issuing marriage licences, oversight in ecclesiastical (church) court proceedings, probate and in other important records.

To view Lancashire's parishes and/or chapelries, click on the links below for the desired parish or chapelry.

  1. The Parishes(A-Z)
  2. The Chapelries(A-Z)

To help you determine whether a Lancashire place is an ancient parish or a chapelry, or, in which ancient parish a chapelry is in, or which chapelries are found within the boundary of an ancient parish, use two or more of the excellent topographical guides listed in the next section ("Source Citations").

Useful Resources

1. Lewis, Samuel A. Topographical Dictionary of England and Wales. London 1848  (FHL book 942 E5Le)

2.The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales. Dublin Ireland : A. Fullarton, 1846 (FHL 942 E5ful 12 vols). This topographical dictionary provides one of the most accurate historic views of parishes and their chapelries in this most complex of all England counties.

3. Youngs, Frederic A., Jr.Guide to the Local Administrative Units. London, England: Royal Historical Society, 1979, 1991. (FHL 942 C4rg no. 10, 17.) This guide identifies Church of England ecclesiastical jurisdictions and gives an outline history of changes and the creations of the parishes and their chapels--often called chapelries.

4. Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales. 1868-1870 FHL.

5. Family History Library Catalog. This catalog provides evidence of those parishes and their associated chapelry registers and years pertaining thereto.

6. Raymond, Stuart A. Lancashire: a genealogical bibliography, vol. 2. Registers, inscriptions and wills. Birmingham [England]: Federation of Family History Societies, c 1996-1997.

Useful Links

  • FamilySearch has indexed over 70 percent of its vast Lancashire parish and chapel registers collections. The data from these registers are now accessible online at this time.
  •  Online Parish Clerks for the County of Lancashire.  This site has transcribed over 6 million baptism, marriage, burial and banns entries for the county, currently. Their aim is to extract and preserve the records from the various parishes and chapels to provide online access to that data free of charge. Searches parish by parish, or, county-wide made by conducted.
  • Lancashire Parish Register Society transcribes and publishes parish registers for pre-1837 Lancashire. Their published books may be accessed at local public and college libraries and archive insitutions worldwide.
  • Catholic History: England and Wales - 1550-1850
  • England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910: provided by FamilySearch Historical Record Collection. To learn more about this record set review the Wiki article.
  • England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004: provided by FamilySearch Historical Record Collection. To learn more about this record set review the Wiki article.
  • Lancashire BMDs - although these are indexes to civil registratrions of births, marriages and deaths, the marriage records mirror precisely the same information and millions of individuals were born prior to 1837 (the year civil registration began), many died post-1837 (see also FreeBMD).