Standish, Lancashire Genealogy

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See a List of Chapelries in the Parish of Standish

Parish History

STANDISH St Wilfrid, a parish, in the unions of Wigan and Chorley, hundred of Leyland, N. division of Lancashire, 3¼ miles northwest by north from Wigan. The parish comprises the townships (and chapelries--see links) of Adlington, Anderton, Charnock-Richard, Coppull, Duxbury, Heath-Charnock, Shevington, Standish with Langtree, Welsh-Whittle, and Worthington. St Wilfrid Standish Parish church was built by at least 1560. At Adlington, Standish with Langtree and Coppull are other chapels.

At Standish Hall is a Roman Catholic chapel.[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

Standish was an ancient parish with the district chapelries of Christ Church (1839) and St Paul's (1885) at Adlington. Standish parish registers have been transcribed and the data is now posted online at Lancashire Online Parish Clerk as follows: [Note: Transcribed/indexed data is found at FamilySearch = FS; and at Lancashire Online Parish Clerk = LOPC}:

STANDISH St Wilfrid Parish Registers Indexes
Baptisms 1653-1900 Marriages Burials
LOPC - 1653-1900 LOPC - 1653-1900 LOPC - 1653-1900
FamilySearch - 1560-1656 FamSrch - 1560-1656 None
                     ADLINGTON CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry Indexes
Baptisms (1839) Marriages (1843) Burials (1839)
FamSrch - 1839-1846 None None
Lancs OnlineParClerk - 1839-1900 LOPC - 1843-1886 LOPC - 1839-1900
                          ADLINGTON ST PAUL'S Chapelry Indexes
Baptisms (1885) Marriages Burials
LOPC - 1885-1900 LOPC - 1886-1900 None
Baptisms Marriages Burials
LOPC - 1757-1904 LOPC - 1843-1905 LOPC - 1846-1907
FamilySearch - none FamilySearch - none FamilySearch - none

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. 180-183. Adapted. Date accessed: 21 July 2010.