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Guide to Claughton St Chad, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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Parish History

CLAUGHTON (St. Chad), a parish from 1847, in the hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 7 miles (N. E. by E.) from Lancaster, on the road to Hornby. There were no known chapelries in Claughton St Chad's Parish. St Chad's Church was closed by the Church of England in 2002 due to a decline in the number of worshippers and the fact that the building was in need of modernization. The church was part of the Hornby with Claughton parish. There was a church on the site as early as 1100.[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.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes

Church records

Online Records

Extensive online content for the parish of Claughton St Chad's Parish is now available to view, mostly at no cost. The following web sites provide wonderful views for searching in this parish and some of its satellite chapelries, as follows:

[Note: FS =; LOPC =  Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project;AC =]

CLAUGHTON ST CHAD PARISH (1701) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1701-1812
LOPC 1638-1877
AC (£) 1542-1695


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 306886.

Poor Law Unions

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.


Claughton on GENUKI


  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 620-623. Date accessed: 16 September 2013.


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