Singleton, Lancashire Genealogy
Singleton was created a chapel of ease by 1754 from, and lying within the boundaries of Kirkham Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: Great Singleton, Pool Foot, and Little Singleton. The parish was from 1847 in the Amounderness deanery of the Diocese of Manchester.
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.
Singleton's parish church is St Anne's, designed by Lancaster architect Edward Graham Paley and completed in 1861. It has been designated a Grade II listed building by English Heritage
"SINGLETON-in-the-Fylde, a chapelry,in the parish of Kirkham, union of the Fylde, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of Lancashire, 3 miles east by south of Poulton; consisting of Great and Little Singleton. The chapel, dedicated to St. Anne, was built in 1841. There is a Roman Catholic chapel."
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
Singleton chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Kirkham to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|GREAT & LITTLE SINGLETON Chapelry (1841) Indexes|
|KIRKHAM ST MICHAEL'S PARISH (1539) Indexes (ancient parish containing SINGLETON Chapelry)|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Singleton and comprising the whole ancient parish of Kirkham to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the KIRKHAM 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.
- Hartwell, Clare; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2009) , Lancashire: North, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, ISBN 0300126670 Singleton p. 613
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 110-113. Adapted. Date accessed: 21 July 2010.