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Adlington is a town in Lancashire, England, near the West Pennine Moors and the larger town of Chorley. A chapelry called St Paul was created by 1839 from the ancient parish of Standish, Lancashire, and flourished around the textile industry.
The present church dates from 1883 and replaced the earlier church:
The church of St. Paul, erected in 1883-4, from designs by Messrs T. D. Barry and Son, of Liverpool, consists of chancel, with organ chamber and vestries, nave, aisles and south porch : the pulpit and font are of Caen stone and marble : there are 646 sittings, all of which are free. The register dates from the year 1839. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £300, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Manchester, and held since 1839 by the Rev. Thomas Carpenter M.A. of Trinity College, Dublin.
from Slater's Directory, Lancashire 1895
The parish is an active parish in Diocese of Blackburn.
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.
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/
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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.
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