Parr, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapel History

PARR, a township and district chapel, in the parishand union of Prescot, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire. The township includes the eastern part of the town of St. Helen's. St. Peter's church, was built in 1839.[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.

Church records

Online Records

Church of England

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

FS =
LOPC Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project
AC =
FREG = FreeReg

PARR ST PETER Chapelry  (1835) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1869-1888 None 1860-1861
LOPC 1845-1908 1846-1894 1866-1881
LBMD None 1846-1974 None
FREG 1835-1905 None None
PRESCOT ST MARY PARISH (1531) Indexes (ancient parish containing PARR Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1580-1632, 1770-1776, 1813-1828, 1861-1900 1576-1900 1770-1775, 1812-1900
LOPC 1665-1900 1667-1837, 1845-1900 1665-1900
LBMD 1837-1961 1911-1969 None
AC 1531-1666 1531-1666 1531-1666

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Parr and comprising the whole ancient parish of Prescot to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the PRESCOT ST MARY 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.

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. 535-537. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.