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Guide to Eccleston St Thomas, Lancashire family history and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Eccleston St Thomas, Lancashire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Derby
County Lancashire
Poor Law Union Prescot PLU
Registration District Prescot
Records begin
Parish registers: 1839
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Prescot
Diocese Chester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lancashire Record Office

Contents

Chapelry History

ECCLESTON, a township with two chapelries, Christ Church and St. Thomas, in Prescot parish, Lancashire. The township lies nominally ¾ of a mile NNE of Prescot; but it includes parts of both Prescot and St. Helens towns; and it shares the railway and postal facilities of both. Christ Church is connected with Prescot town and St. Thomas is connected with St. Helens. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Roman Catholics, and a national school.[1]

Resources

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

Eccleston St. Thomas 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:

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk


ECCLESTON ST THOMAS Chapelry  (1839) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1864-1887 1841-1885 1839-1849, 1858-1903
LOPC 1839-1872 1841-1876 1839-1865, 1878-1884, 1896-1903
LBMD None 1841-1955 None
PRESCOT ST MARY PARISH (1531) Indexes (ancient parish containing ECCLESTON ST THOMAS 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 Eccleston St. Thomas and comprising the whole ancient parish of Prescot to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the PRESCOT 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. The first film number is 306903.

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.

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Websites

References

  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales published in 1870-72.

 

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