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BARTON, a township, in the parish and union of Preston, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of the County of Lancaster, 4½ miles north by northwest of Preston. The township constitutes part of the Chapelry of Broughton. Also, there was a private chapel built from private subscription on the Barton Estate "for the convenience of the tenantry, the surplus seats being let to the inhabitants of the adjoining township of Myerscough". While this chapel was in existence before the Reformation, the church registers do not commence until the year 1850.
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
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
Lancashire Online Parish Clerks
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
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 306889.
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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- ↑ A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 161-164. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50782 Adapted. Date accessed: 25 June 2010.
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