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== Chapelry History  ==
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Guide to '''Downham, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
Downham St Leonard is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1723 from [[Whalley,_Lancashire]] Ancient Parish.
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Downham is a village and civil parish in Lancashire, England. It is in the Ribble Valley district The village is on the north side of Pendle Hill off the A59 road about 3 miles (4.8 km) from Clitheroe.
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== Chapelry History  ==
  
The village is part of the Assheton Estate owned by the Lord and Lady Clitheroe, and the owners do not allow overhead electricity lines, aerials or satellite dishes, making the village a popular location for filming period dramas. Downham Village - features as "Ormston" in the BBC TV series "Born and Bred", and was also used in the 1961 film of "Whistle Down The Wind". <br>
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DOWNHAM (St Leonard) a '''chapelry''' since 1605, in the parish of [[Whalley, Lancashire|Whalley]], union of Clitheroe, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster,3 miles (E. N. E.) from Clitheroe. There is a place of worship for '''Wesleyan Methodists'''.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50926#s7 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 84-88. Date accessed: 24 September 2013.</ref>  
  
DOWNHAM, a chapelry, in the parish of Whalley, union of Clitheroe, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles (E. N. E.) from Clitheroe; containing 567 inhabitants, of whom 368 are in the township of Downham. The manor is carried up to a period before the Conquest, when it was possessed by Aufray, or Alfred, a Saxon. It was granted by the Lacys to Ralph de Rous, and afterwards to Peter de Cestria; and by Henry, Duke of Lancaster, to John de Dyneley, a member of the Cliviger family. After the dissolution of Whalley Abbey, in which the fee vested, it was sold to Richard Assheton; and Downham Hall, existing in 1308, but rebuilt in 1775, became the seat of the Asshetons. The chapelry comprises 2900 acres, nearly all tithe-free, and of which 1870 are in the township of Downham: fine limestone, containing a great variety of fossil remains, is abundant, and there are quarries of superior gritstone, used for building. About thirty persons are employed in the manufacture of druggets and counterpanes. The Roman road called Broad-street, extending from Ribchester to Ilkley, runs through the township. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £129, with a house; patrons, the Trustees of the Hulme Exhibition, Manchester. The chapel, with the exception of the tower, which is ancient, was rebuilt by Lady Assheton in 1800; it is in the later English style, and dedicated to St. Leonard. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans; and a national school has been erected. Ralph Assheton, by will, gave £110 to be laid out in land for the support of a school; the income is £18.  
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Downham is a village and civil parish in Lancashire, England. It is in the Ribble Valley district The village is on the north side of Pendle Hill off the A59 road about 3 miles (4.8 km) from Clitheroe.  
  
From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 84-88. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50926 Date accessed: 29 June 2010.
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The village is part of the Assheton Estate owned by the Lord and Lady Clitheroe, and the owners do not allow overhead electricity lines, aerials or satellite dishes, making the village a popular location for filming period dramas. Downham Village - features as "Ormston" in the BBC TV series "Born and Bred", and was also used in the 1961 film of "Whistle Down The Wind". <br>
  
 
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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].  
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Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>
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==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
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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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Downham chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[Whalley, Lancashire|Whalley]] to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years: 1{| width="275" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" |- | bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''<sub>FS =&nbsp;</sub>'''[http://familysearch.org <sub><font color="#800080">FamilySearch.org</font></sub>] |- | 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>] |- | bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | <sub>'''FMP'''&nbsp;=&nbsp;</sub>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series <sub><font color="#0066cc">FindMyPast.co.uk</font></sub>] |- | bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | <sub>'''LBMD''' =&nbsp;</sub>[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk <sub><font color="#800080">LancashireBMD.org.uk</font></sub>] |- | bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | <sub>'''AC '''= </sub>[http://search.ancestry.co.uk <sub><font color="#800080">Ancestry.co.uk</font></sub>] |- | bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''<sub>FREG =&nbsp;</sub>'''[http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl <sub><font color="#800080">FreeReg</font></sub>] |}
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{| width="625" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" align="center"
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''DOWNHAM ST LEONARD Chapelry&nbsp; (1605) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Downham/index.html '''1653-1722, 1801-1888''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Downham/index.html '''1606-1837''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Downham/index.html '''1801-1878''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1837-2006''']
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1605-1837''']'''<br>'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1605-1837''']'''<br>'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1605-1837''']'''<br>'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''[[Whalley, Lancashire|WHALLEY]] ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS PARISH&nbsp;(1538) Indexes '''''(ancient parish containing DOWNHAM Chapelry)''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Whalley/index.html '''1538-1601, 1605-1845, 1848-1860, 1862-1875''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Whalley/index.html '''1539-1601, 1605-1647, 1653-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl '''1538-1631''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl '''1539-1651''']
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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Downham and comprising the whole ancient parish of Whalley to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Whalley, Lancashire|WHALLEY]]&nbsp;PARISH page.
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Parish registers for Downham, 1653-1900 Microfilm of original records at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.<br>Contains baptisms 1653-1887; marriages 1653-1837; banns 1884-1900; burials 1653-1812; register of services 1893-1900. Downham is a chapelry in the parish of Whalley.<br>Lancashire Record Office no.&nbsp;: PR 3188/1/1-9<br>
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Bishop's transcripts for Downham, 1606-1886 Microfilm of original records at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.<br>Downham is a chapelry in the parish of Whalley<br>Lancashire Record Office: DRB 2/244-245; DRL 2/245<br>
  
 
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{{British Census|306896}}
  
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[[Clitheroe Poor Law Union, Lancashire]]
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==== Probate records<br> ====
  
 
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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Guide to Downham, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Downham St Leonard Lancashire contributor Mr T.jpg

Contents

Chapelry History

DOWNHAM (St Leonard) a chapelry since 1605, in the parish of Whalley, union of Clitheroe, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster,3 miles (E. N. E.) from Clitheroe. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists.[1]

Downham is a village and civil parish in Lancashire, England. It is in the Ribble Valley district The village is on the north side of Pendle Hill off the A59 road about 3 miles (4.8 km) from Clitheroe.

The village is part of the Assheton Estate owned by the Lord and Lady Clitheroe, and the owners do not allow overhead electricity lines, aerials or satellite dishes, making the village a popular location for filming period dramas. Downham Village - features as "Ormston" in the BBC TV series "Born and Bred", and was also used in the 1961 film of "Whistle Down The Wind".

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

Downham chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Whalley to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years: 1{| width="275" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" |- | bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | FS = FamilySearch.org |- | bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | LOPC Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project |- | bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk |- | bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | LBMDLancashireBMD.org.uk |- | bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | AC = Ancestry.co.uk |- | bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | FREG = FreeReg |}


DOWNHAM ST LEONARD Chapelry  (1605) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1606-1886 1606-1861 1679-1903
LOPC 1653-1722, 1801-1888 1606-1837 1801-1878
LBMD None 1837-2006 None
FMP None 1655-1754 None
AC 1605-1837
1605-1837
1605-1837
WHALLEY ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS PARISH (1538) Indexes (ancient parish containing DOWNHAM Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1538-1888 1539-1837 None
LOPC 1538-1601, 1605-1845, 1848-1860, 1862-1875 1539-1601, 1605-1647, 1653-1900 1538-1601, 1605-1840, 1843-1891
LBMD 1837-1937 None 1837-1937
FMP None 1539-1627 None
AC 1538-1601, 1605-1653
1538-1601, 1605-1653
1538-1601, 1605-1653
FREG 1538-1631 1539-1651 1538-?


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


Parish registers for Downham, 1653-1900 Microfilm of original records at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Contains baptisms 1653-1887; marriages 1653-1837; banns 1884-1900; burials 1653-1812; register of services 1893-1900. Downham is a chapelry in the parish of Whalley.
Lancashire Record Office no. : PR 3188/1/1-9

Bishop's transcripts for Downham, 1606-1886 Microfilm of original records at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Downham is a chapelry in the parish of Whalley
Lancashire Record Office: DRB 2/244-245; DRL 2/245

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 306896.


Poor Law Unions

Clitheroe 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

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. 84-88. Date accessed: 24 September 2013.