Crossens, Lancashire Genealogy

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== Chapelry History  ==
 
== Chapelry History  ==
  
Crossens St John was created a chapel of ease&nbsp;in 1837 from and lying within the boundaries of [[North Meols, Lancashire]] ancient parish.<br>
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Crossens St John was created a chapel of ease&nbsp;in 1837 from and lying within the boundaries of [[North Meols, Lancashire]] ancient parish.<br>  
  
 
Crossens is the northernmost district of the town of Southport, Merseyside, England and part of the ancient parish of North Meols. Whilst most of the village is now within Merseyside, part of northern Crossens known as Fiddlers Ferry, is in West Lancashire. Formerly, Crossens was a detached settlement lying on the western edge of Martin Mere, but after the drainage of the Mere and the expansion of Southport, it had become absorbed into the town's conurbation.  
 
Crossens is the northernmost district of the town of Southport, Merseyside, England and part of the ancient parish of North Meols. Whilst most of the village is now within Merseyside, part of northern Crossens known as Fiddlers Ferry, is in West Lancashire. Formerly, Crossens was a detached settlement lying on the western edge of Martin Mere, but after the drainage of the Mere and the expansion of Southport, it had become absorbed into the town's conurbation.  
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<br>Formerly Crossenes or Crosnes meaning a “ness” or headland with a cross. The cross was possibly a guide for shipping or people crossing the Ribble Estuary from Freckleton (near Lytham). A hospice or lodging house was sited in Crossens where travellers could rest after making the crossing. It is also believed to be the point at which 2,000 horsemen from a retreating Royalist force crossed the Ribble estuary following the battle of Marston Moor. They later joined the battle at Lathom Hall.  
 
<br>Formerly Crossenes or Crosnes meaning a “ness” or headland with a cross. The cross was possibly a guide for shipping or people crossing the Ribble Estuary from Freckleton (near Lytham). A hospice or lodging house was sited in Crossens where travellers could rest after making the crossing. It is also believed to be the point at which 2,000 horsemen from a retreating Royalist force crossed the Ribble estuary following the battle of Marston Moor. They later joined the battle at Lathom Hall.  
  
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"CROSSENS, a hamlet [with '''a chapel''' of ease], '''in the parish of North Meols''', union of Ormskirk, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 3½ miles northwest&nbsp;of&nbsp;Southport; containing 582.&nbsp;The church of St. John's was erected in 1837, for the accommodation of the inhabitants, and those of the adjoining hamlet of Banks."<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 733-737. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50907 Adapted. Date accessed: 29 June 2010.</ref>  
 
"CROSSENS, a hamlet [with '''a chapel''' of ease], '''in the parish of North Meols''', union of Ormskirk, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 3½ miles northwest&nbsp;of&nbsp;Southport; containing 582.&nbsp;The church of St. John's was erected in 1837, for the accommodation of the inhabitants, and those of the adjoining hamlet of Banks."<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 733-737. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50907 Adapted. Date accessed: 29 June 2010.</ref>  
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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 [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
 
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 [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
  
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>
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Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>  
  
 
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
 
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
  
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
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An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>  
  
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==== Church records  ====
 
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'''<u>Church of England</u>'''  
 
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Crossens chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[North_Meols,_Lancashire|North Meols]] 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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Crossens chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[North Meols, Lancashire|North Meols]] 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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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Crossens and comprising the whole ancient parish of North Meols to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[North_Meols,_Lancashire|NORTH MEOLS PARISH]] page.  
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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Crossens and comprising the whole ancient parish of North Meols to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[North Meols, Lancashire|NORTH MEOLS PARISH]] page.  
  
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{{British Census|306902}}  
 
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==== Poor Law Unions<br>  ====
  
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==== Probate records<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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== Maps and Gazetteers<br> ==
  
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
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Contents

Chapelry History

Crossens St John was created a chapel of ease in 1837 from and lying within the boundaries of North Meols, Lancashire ancient parish.

Crossens is the northernmost district of the town of Southport, Merseyside, England and part of the ancient parish of North Meols. Whilst most of the village is now within Merseyside, part of northern Crossens known as Fiddlers Ferry, is in West Lancashire. Formerly, Crossens was a detached settlement lying on the western edge of Martin Mere, but after the drainage of the Mere and the expansion of Southport, it had become absorbed into the town's conurbation.


Formerly Crossenes or Crosnes meaning a “ness” or headland with a cross. The cross was possibly a guide for shipping or people crossing the Ribble Estuary from Freckleton (near Lytham). A hospice or lodging house was sited in Crossens where travellers could rest after making the crossing. It is also believed to be the point at which 2,000 horsemen from a retreating Royalist force crossed the Ribble estuary following the battle of Marston Moor. They later joined the battle at Lathom Hall.


"CROSSENS, a hamlet [with a chapel of ease], in the parish of North Meols, union of Ormskirk, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 3½ miles northwest of Southport; containing 582. The church of St. John's was erected in 1837, for the accommodation of the inhabitants, and those of the adjoining hamlet of Banks."[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

Church of England

Crossens chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of North Meols 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


CROSSENS ST JOHN Chapelry (1837) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1848-1892 None None
LOPC 1833-1905 1845-1960 1834-1989
LBMD None 1839-1974 None 
NORTH MEOLS ST CUTHBERT PARISH (1594) Indexes (ancient parish containing CROSSENS Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1594-1838 1602-1837 None
LOPC 1594-1835 1600-1921 1732-1911
LBMD None 1837-2010 None 
AC  1594-1837 1594-1837 1594-1837


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Crossens and comprising the whole ancient parish of North Meols to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the NORTH MEOLS 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. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 733-737. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50907 Adapted. Date accessed: 29 June 2010.