Out Rawcliffe, Lancashire Genealogy
Guide to Out Rawcliffe, Lancashire family history and genealogy. Parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.
Out Rawcliffe St John was created a district chapelry by 1840 from, and lying within the boundaries of St Michael on Wyre Ancient Parish.
St John Church was built in 1838 in the Romanesque style by John Deerhurst, the year after he had designed Preston Prison.
Out Rawcliffe is a village and civil parish on the north bank of the River Wyre in the Over Wyre area of the Fylde in Lancashire.
"RAWCLIFFE, OUT, a township with a district chapel,in the parish of St. Michael Garstang, union of Garstang, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of Lancashire, 4½ miles northeast by east of Poulton. The chapel, St. John's, was built in 1838."
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/
Church of England
Out Rawcliffe 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:
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|OUT RAWCLIFFE ST JOHN Chapelry (1838) Indexes|
|ST MICHAEL ON WYRE(ancient parish containing OUT RAWCLIFFE Chapelry)|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Out Rawcliffe 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 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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
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Lancashire Churches website http://www.lancashirechurches.co.uk/outrawcliffe.htm
- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 640-645.&amp;nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.