Aughton, Lancashire

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Guide to '''Aughton, Lancashire family history and genealogy.''' Parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.  
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Guide to '''Aughton, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
  
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==   Parish History  ==
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== Parish History  ==
  
AUGHTON, a '''chapelry''', in the'''parish''' of Halton, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 7 miles (N. E.) from Lancaster;&nbsp; The '''chapelry''' is beautifully situated on the banks of the river Lune.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50770 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 112-116.</ref>
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AUGHTON (St. Michael), a '''chapelry''', in the parish of Halton, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 7 miles (N. E.) from Lancaster. The church is an ancient structure, with a steeple in the centre. The '''Roman Catholic''' chapel here, built in 1767, and enlarged in 1823, is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, and has a small endowment.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50770#s8  ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848). Date accessed: 29 August 2013.</ref>  
 
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<br> Aughton St Michael '''is an Ancient Parish '''in the county of Lancashire.<br>
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There is evidence of a Saxon Cross from the 850 Ad Saxon church on the site and the earliest parts of the building show that an established stone church was present by the 12th century.
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Aughton is a village and civil parish within the West Lancashire district of Lancashire, England, situated between Ormskirk in Lancashire and Maghull in Merseyside. The northern part is known as Aughton village, the south-west as Holt Green and the south-east as Town Green.<br>John Grindrod 1919-2009, Anglican Primate of Australia, was born in Aughton on 14 December 1919.
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"AUGHTON, '''a parish '''and a subdistrict in the district of Ormskirk, Lancashire.&nbsp;There was a Roman Catholic church here."<ref>&amp;amp;lt;br&amp;amp;gt; John Marius Wilson, [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/index.jsp ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales'' ](1870-72)</ref>&nbsp;
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This parish is one of the very few in Lancashire&nbsp;where there are '''no''' known chapels of ease or chapelries of the Church of England&nbsp;attached to or found within the&nbsp;boundaries of&nbsp;this ancient parish prior to 1870.<br>  
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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.  
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*'''1665-1667''' - Lancashire Hearth Tax: Lonsdale Hundred, Aughton. [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/e179/default.asp E 179/132/352], The National Archives. Microfilm: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228692}}.
  
 
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Guide to Aughton, Lancashire family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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Contents

Parish History

AUGHTON (St. Michael), a chapelry, in the parish of Halton, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 7 miles (N. E.) from Lancaster. The church is an ancient structure, with a steeple in the centre. The Roman Catholic chapel here, built in 1767, and enlarged in 1823, is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, and has a small endowment.[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.

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

Online Records

There is much online content for Aughton St Michael's Parish and its attached chapelry of Christ Church, including baptisms, marriages and some burials. These records include vital content as follows: 

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
AUGHTON ST MICHAEL PARISH (1541) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1541-1764; 1841-1882 1541-1764; 1841-1882 None
LOPC 1541-1900  1541-1901 1541-1896
JOIN 1813-1837
AC  1541-1764  1541-1764
1541-1764
AUGHTON CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1877) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS  None None None
LOPC 1877-1911 None - see parish (above) 1877-1920 
AC None None None

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.

Taxation

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

http://www.aughtonstmichael.org.uk/index.html Church Website includes history of the church (PDF)


References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date accessed: 29 August 2013.