Burscough Bridge, Lancashire

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[[Image:Burscough_St_John_Lancashire.JPG|thumb|right|Burscough St John]]
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Guide to '''Burscough Bridge, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
  
== Chapelry History  ==
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[[Image:Burscough St John Lancashire.JPG|thumb|right]]
  
Burscough St John is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1844 from Ormskirk Ancient Parish.
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== Chapelry History  ==
  
Burscough developed originally as a two small farming villages (Burscough and Burscough Bridge) on a low ridge above the West Lancashire Coastal Plain, and has Viking roots — Burh-skogr = fortress in the woods. <br>  
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BURSCOUGH, an ecclesiastical district, including portions of Lathom and Scarisbrick, in the parish and union of [[Ormskirk, Lancashire|Ormskirk Ancient Parish]], hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles (N. E. by N.)from Ormskirk, on the road to Preston. Burscough developed originally as a two small farming villages (Burscough and Burscough Bridge) on a low ridge above the West Lancashire Coastal Plain, and has Viking roots — Burh-skogr = fortress in the woods. Burscough (St John) was created a '''chapelry''' in 1844<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50846#s6 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 445-448. Date accessed: 09 September 2013.</ref>  .
  
 
Burscough (pronounced Burs/co) is a village and civil parish within West Lancashire, in North West England, to the north of both Ormskirk and Skelmersdale.  
 
Burscough (pronounced Burs/co) is a village and civil parish within West Lancashire, in North West England, to the north of both Ormskirk and Skelmersdale.  
 
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BURSCOUGH, an ecclesiastical district, [as of 1833] including portions of Lathom and Scarisbrick, in the parish and union of Ormskirk, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles (N. E. by N.) from Ormskirk, on the road to Preston; the township of Burscough containing 2228 inhabitants. The area of the township is 2309 acres, whereof 1353 are arable, 936 pasture, and 20 wood; the surface is generally level, and the soil good. The Liverpool canal and the Liverpool, Ormskirk, and Preston railway, pass through. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Vicar of Ormskirk; income, £100. The church (St. John's) was built in 1833, at a cost of £3500, and is in the early English style, with good schools attached. At Burscough Hall is a place of worship for Roman Catholics; it is dedicated to St. John, and is in the Grecian style, with a neat altar, above which are four paintings, one by Murillo, and the others by Italian artists: the farm adjacent forms an endowment for the priest, the Rev. John Anderton. There is also a small meeting-house. A priory of Black canons was founded here in the time of Richard I., by Robert Fitz Henry, lord of Lathom, and dedicated to St. Nicholas: at the Dissolution there were a prior, five brethren, and forty servants, and the revenue was estimated at £129. 1. 10. Previously to that period, it was the burial-place of the noble family of Stanley; and subsequently the cemetery, in which stands the mutilated central arch of the church, the only relic of the conventual buildings, became a place of interment for Roman Catholic families. The eight bells of the priory were removed to Ormskirk. A school is endowed with £18. 15. per annum.
 
 
From: 'Burrough - Burton-Agnes', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 445-448. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50846 Date accessed: 25 June 2010.
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== 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
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===== '''Online Records'''  =====
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'''<u>Church of England</u>'''
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Burscough chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[Ormskirk, Lancashire|Ormskirk]] to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | <sub>'''LOPC&nbsp;'''=&nbsp;</sub>[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/indexp.html <sub><font color="#800080">Lancashire Online Parish&nbsp;Clerk project</font></sub>]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''BURSCOUGH ST'''&nbsp;'''JOHN'''&nbsp;'''Chapelry (1848) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''[[Ormskirk, Lancashire|ORMSKIRK]] ST PETER &amp;&nbsp;ST&nbsp;PAUL'''''&nbsp;'''''PARISH&nbsp;(1557) Indexes '''''(ancient parish containing BURSCOUGH Chapelry)''
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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Burscough and comprising the whole ancient parish of Ormskirk to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Ormskirk, Lancashire|ORMSKIRK&nbsp;PARISH]] page.
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{{British Census|306902}}
  
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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Guide to Burscough Bridge, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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Contents

Chapelry History

BURSCOUGH, an ecclesiastical district, including portions of Lathom and Scarisbrick, in the parish and union of Ormskirk Ancient Parish, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles (N. E. by N.)from Ormskirk, on the road to Preston. Burscough developed originally as a two small farming villages (Burscough and Burscough Bridge) on a low ridge above the West Lancashire Coastal Plain, and has Viking roots — Burh-skogr = fortress in the woods. Burscough (St John) was created a chapelry in 1844[1] .

Burscough (pronounced Burs/co) is a village and civil parish within West Lancashire, in North West England, to the north of both Ormskirk and Skelmersdale.

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

Church of England

Burscough 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:

FS = FamilySearch.org
LOPC Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project
FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk
LBMDLancashireBMD.org.uk
AC = Ancestry.co.uk
FREG = FreeReg


BURSCOUGH ST JOHN Chapelry (1848) Indexes
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD  None 1848-1952 None
ORMSKIRK ST PETER & ST PAUL PARISH (1557) Indexes (ancient parish containing BURSCOUGH 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 Burscough 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

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

Web sites

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 445-448. Date accessed: 09 September 2013.