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Preston Holy Trinity, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapel HistoryEdit

Preston Holy Trinity was a created as a chapelry from, and laying within the ancient parish of Preston St John, Lancashire, in the county of Lancashire, built by 1816.
The church closed in the 1950's. The church was demolished in 1951. A car park now occupies the former location which is slightly west of the Ringway.
The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.

The [chapelry] of the Holy Trinity is a neat stone edifice in the later English style, with a square embattled tower crowned by pinnacles; it was erected in 1814, at an expense of £9080, of which £4000 were donations, and the remainder was raised by general subscription..."[1] It lay within the civil parish boundaries of St John Preston.

ResourcesEdit

Civil RegistrationEdit

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 ClerksEdit

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/


Church recordsEdit

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census recordsEdit

http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions
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Preston Poor Law Union, Lancashire

Probate records
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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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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sitesEdit

Add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.

Reference
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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 609-616. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.