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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

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

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.

http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

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.



 

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