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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Parishes]]  
 
[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Parishes]]  
  
[[Image:St_Michael's_Church._Altcar.jpg|thumb|right|Altcar St Michael]]
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[[Image:St Michael's Church. Altcar.jpg|thumb|right|St Michael's Church. Altcar.jpg]]  
  
 
== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
Altcar St Michael is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire. <br>Other places in the parish include: Little Altcar.Great Altcar is a village and civil parish in the West Lancashire District.<br>  
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Altcar St Michael is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire. <br>Other places in the parish include: Little Altcar.Great Altcar is a village and civil parish in the West Lancashire District.<br>
  
Little Altcar is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton on Merseyside, on the West Lancashire Coastal Plain of England. The village has been absorbed into Formby.<br>  
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Little Altcar is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton on Merseyside, on the West Lancashire Coastal Plain of England. The village has been absorbed into Formby.<br>
  
 
The name Altcar is Norse meaning 'marsh by the River Alt'.  
 
The name Altcar is Norse meaning 'marsh by the River Alt'.  
  
The church of St Michael and All Angels is a timber framed structure dating from 1879.<br><br>  
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The church of St Michael and All Angels is a timber framed structure dating from 1879.<br><br>
  
ALTCAR (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Ormskirk, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 6 miles (W. by S.) from Ormskirk; containing 490 inhabitants. This place seems to be the Acrer of the Domesday survey, at which period it was held by Uctred; it was afterwards held by the abbots of Merivale, and continued with them till the Dissolution, soon after which it was possessed by the family of Molyneux. The parish takes its name from the river Alt, and the word car, meaning low land; and comprises 3582 acres, mostly in meadow and pasture: the surface is level, and the soil partly alluvial and partly a sandy loam containing a mixture of marl. The Alt bounds the parish on the south, having various channels by which the marshes here are drained, and the lower lands thus present the appearance of a Dutch farm with drains and embankments. The grounds are subject to floods, which are carried off by a steam-engine, erected in 1842, the water being thrown into the Alt, which merges into the Irish Sea at Formby Point. A large quantity of hay is produced in the parish; and there is a good stone-quarry, the material of which is used for building purposes. A court baron is held annually in May, and an adjourned court in October. The principal village, called Great Altcar, is a straggling place, consisting chiefly of farmhouses, extending on a slight eminence towards the church, which stands in the western extremity of the parish. Little Altcar is a hamlet adjacent to Formby; and Altcar Hall is an ordinary farmhouse, over the door of which were formerly the arms of the noble family of Molyneux. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £108; patron and impropriator, the Earl of Sefton. The church is a neat structure with a campanile tower, erected in 1746, and repaired in 1841. A school, built in 1840, is supported by subscription, aided by £8 per annum from the noble patron; and the interest of a few small bequests is appropriated to the poor. On the coast, near the mouth of the Alt, oak, ash, and fir trees are dug up, after ages of immersion in a subterranean forest at that place.
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ALTCAR St Michael, '''a parish''', in the union of Ormskirk, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the County of Lancaster, is 6 miles west by south&nbsp;from Ormskirk. Little Altcar is a hamlet adjacent to Formby.<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 44-49. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50753 Date accessed: 25 June 2010.</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp;  
  
From: ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 44-49. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50753 Date accessed: 25 June 2010.  
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Altcar was one of only&nbsp;a few Lancashire parishes which had no known chapelries attached to it.  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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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 [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
 
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 [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
  
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>  
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Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>
  
 
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
 
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
  
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>  
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An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
  
 
==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection
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Altcar Parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed for numerous years&nbsp;and by the following websites:
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==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
{{Expand section|any unique information, such as ''the census for X year was destroyed''}}
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{{British Census|306899}}  
  
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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==== Poor Law Unions<br> ====
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==== Poor Law Unions<br> ====
  
[[Ormskirk Poor Law Union, Lancashire]]
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[[Ormskirk Poor Law Union, Lancashire]]  
  
==== Probate records<br> ====
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==== Probate records<br> ====
  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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<br> ==
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== Maps and Gazetteers<br> ==
  
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
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== Web sites  ==
 
== Web sites  ==
  
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== References  ==
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Contents

Parish History

Altcar St Michael is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire.
Other places in the parish include: Little Altcar.Great Altcar is a village and civil parish in the West Lancashire District.

Little Altcar is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton on Merseyside, on the West Lancashire Coastal Plain of England. The village has been absorbed into Formby.

The name Altcar is Norse meaning 'marsh by the River Alt'.

The church of St Michael and All Angels is a timber framed structure dating from 1879.

ALTCAR St Michael, a parish, in the union of Ormskirk, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the County of Lancaster, is 6 miles west by south from Ormskirk. Little Altcar is a hamlet adjacent to Formby.[1]  

Altcar was one of only a few Lancashire parishes which had no known chapelries attached to it.

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.

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 records

Altcar Parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed for numerous years and by the following websites:

AC =Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FS =FamilySearch.org
FMP =FindMyPast.co.uk (£)
FREG =FreeReg
JOIN =Joiner's Marriage Index
LBMD =LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC=Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
ALTCAR PARISH (1663) Indexes

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS
1806-1862
1800-1861
1800-1863
JOIN

1813-1837


LBMD None
None
None
AC 1660-1812
1754-1839 
1813-1919 

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 306899.


Poor Law Unions

Ormskirk Poor Law Union, Lancashire

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

References

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 44-49. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50753 Date accessed: 25 June 2010.