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Guide to Bickerstaffe, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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History

BICKERSTAFFE (Holy Trinity), a township and ecclesiastical district, in the parish and union of Ormskirk, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3½ miles southeast of Ormskirk. The church was erected in 1843 and is in the early English style, with an apse at the east end, and a square tower surmounted by a graceful spire of great height, forming a conspicuous object in the surrounding scenery.[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:

Church records

Online Records

Bickerstaffe chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Ormskirk to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

BICKERSTAFFE HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1837) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None 1875-1877 None
LOPC None None 1843-1866
LBMD 1837-1929 1844-1956 1837-1929
FREG None None 1844-1868
ORMSKIRK ST PETER & ST PAUL PARISH (1557) Indexes
(ancient parish containing BICKERSTAFFE Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1557-1837 1557-1836 None
LOPC 1557-1901 1557-1911  1557-1906
LBMD None 1837-1955 None
AC 1557-1626 1557-1626 1557-1626
FREG 1557-1901 var. yrs 1557-1901 var. yrs 1557-1901 var.yrs

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Bickerstaffe and comprising the whole ancient parish of Ormskirk to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the ORMSKIRK PARISH page.

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 306902.

Poor Law Unions

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

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Web sites

References

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

 

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