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Parish History

Brindle St James is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire. 

Brindle is a small village and civil parish of the borough of Chorley, Lancashire, England. It is in the centre of a triangle between Preston, Blackburn, and Chorley.

The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.

"BRINDLE St James, a parish, in the union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 4¾ miles north by east of Chorley. There is a Roman Catholic chapel here, dedicated to St. Joseph, having been rerected in the year 1786. [1]


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

Church records

Online Records

Brindle Parish registers have been extensively indexed and posted online for searching at the following three web sites and range of years:

AC (£)
FMP (£)
FREG =FreeReg
JOIN =Joiner's Marriage Index (£)
LOPC=Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1558-1875 1558-1880 None
LOPC  1714-1938 1714-1948 1714-1861
AC 1558-1714 1558-1714  1558-1714

Original Records

Original parish registers are housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston PR1 2RE, UK. In addition, they have also been completely microfilmed from 1558-1948 by FamilySearch and film copies are available for ordering to any one its satellite FamilySearch centers worldwide, on microfilm numbers 1849648 Items 6 - 19;  093658 and 93659 Items 1 - 8

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 306911.

Poor Law Unions

Chorley 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

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