Eccleston, Lancashire

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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Parishes]]  
 
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Guide to '''Eccleston, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
 
Here is a [[List of Chapelries in Eccleston Parish]].  
 
Here is a [[List of Chapelries in Eccleston Parish]].  
  
[[Image:The Parish Church of St Mary, Eccleston Lancashire.jpg|thumb|right]]<br>
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[[Image:The Parish Church of St Mary, Eccleston Lancashire.jpg|thumb|right]]<br>  
  
 
== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
Eccleston St Mary (near Croston) is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire.
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ECCLESTON (St. Mary) a '''parish''', in the union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland, N. division of the county of Lancaster; comprising the townships of Eccleston, Heskin, Parbold, and Wrightington. It is beside the River Yarrow and was formerly an agricultural and later a weaving settlement. Other places in the parish include: Heskin, Wrightington, and Parbold.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50939#s2 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 139-144. Date accessed: 06 August 2013.</ref>  
 
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Other places in the parish include: Heskin, Wrightington, and Parbold.<br>
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Eccleston is a village and civil parish of the Borough of Chorley in Lancashire, England. It is beside the River Yarrow and was formerly an agricultural and later a weaving settlement. <br>Its name came from the Celtic word "eglēs" meaning a church, and the Old English word "tūn" meaning a farmstead or settlement - i.e. a settlement by a Romano-British church.
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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.<br>
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"ECCLESTON St Mary, '''a parish''', in the union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland, N. division of the county of Lancaster; comprising the townships of Eccleston, Heskin, Parbold, and Wrightington, 5 miles west&nbsp;of&nbsp; Chorley. There is a second incumbency at Douglas." <ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel A. Lewis (pub. 1848), pp. 139-144. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50939 Date accessed: 29 June 2010.</ref>  
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Do not confuse (this) Eccleston St Mary's Parish with Eccleston Christ Church, a&nbsp;chapelry only--and a separate place, lying near to and within the parish of Prescot ancient parish.  
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Do not confuse (this) Eccleston St Mary's Parish with Eccleston Christ Church, a chapelry only--and a separate place, lying near to and within the parish of Prescot ancient parish.  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== 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 [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
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Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the Crown, 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]&nbsp;which is an index to those&nbsp;certificates sent in to the Public Records Office. &nbsp;
  
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>
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Another index to those certificates held at each of the local superintendent registrar offices throughout the county is now online (no cost) at&nbsp;the&nbsp;Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths, or otherwise known as &nbsp;[[Lancashire BMD]]. Note that the marriages index provides the names of the parish or chapelry in which a marriage took place.<br>  
 
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==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
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'''Online Records'''  
 
'''Online Records'''  
  
'''Online Records'''
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The parish of St Mary's Eccleston (with parish registers commencing in the year 1603) has much online data which is now accessible to view and not only for its own parish registers but for many of its attached chapelries as well. These parish and chapel registers are now available for the&nbsp;following range of years:
  
The parish of St Mary's Eccles (with parish registers commencing in the year 1563) has much online data which is now accessible to view and not only for its own parish registers but for many of its attached chapelries as well. These parish and chapel registers are now available for the&nbsp;following chapels and range of years:  
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Here are four excellent web sites containing extremely useful and valuable resources for researching in Lancashire parishes (74) and their numerous chapelries (over 500), include the following ones:  
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The Family History Library has microfilmed by far the vast majority of Lancashire's original parish and chapelry registers, Bishop's transcripts,&nbsp;including Eccleston's above-mentioned registers.&nbsp;These are available for ordering to and personally searching at any of the over [https://www.familysearch.org/locations 4,600 FamilySearch Centers] available worldwide.
  
*the [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/ Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch.org] has indexed approximately 40 percent of the county's parishes and chapelries
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*[http://www.FindMyPast.co.uk FindMyPast.co.uk ]- some Lancashire data from its church registers ($)
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*[http://www.ancestry.co.uk Ancestry.co.uk] - has about 1.2 million Lancashire entries; most&nbsp;of which is currently already in one or more of the above&nbsp;databases
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The Family History Library has microfilmed by far the vast majority of Lancashire's original parish and chapelry registers, Bishop's transcripts,&nbsp;and these are available for ordering to and personally searching at any of the over [https://www.familysearch.org/locations 4,600 FamilySearch Centers] available worldwide.
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*'''1628''' - {{FSbook|983467|disp=1628 List of Recusants in Eccleston and Heskin}} (p. 186)<ref name="ear">J.P. Earwaker, ''Three Lancashire Subsidy Rolls, viz., for the Hundred of Salford, 1541, the Hundred of Salford, 1622 and the Hundred of Leyland, 1628, Together with a Recusant Roll for the Hundred of Leyland, in 1628'' (London: Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1885). Digital version at {{FSbook|983467}} - free.</ref>
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*'''1628''' - {{FSbook|983467|disp=1628 List of Recusants in Wrightington and Parbould}} (p. 187)<ref name="ear" />
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
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{{British Census|306912}}  
 
{{British Census|306912}}  
  
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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==== Poor Law Unions<br> ====
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==== Poor Law Unions<br> ====
  
 
[[Chorley Poor Law Union, Lancashire]]  
 
[[Chorley Poor Law Union, Lancashire]]  
  
==== Probate records<br> ====
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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.  
  
== Maps and Gazetteers<br> ==
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==== Taxation  ====
  
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
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*'''1628''' - {{FSbook|983467|disp=1628 Subsidy of Eccleston and Heskine}} (p. 169)<ref name="ear">J.P. Earwaker, ''Three Lancashire Subsidy Rolls, viz., for the Hundred of Salford, 1541, the Hundred of Salford, 1622 and the Hundred of Leyland, 1628, Together with a Recusant Roll for the Hundred of Leyland, in 1628'' (London: Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1885). Digital version at {{FSbook|983467}} - free.</ref>
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*'''1628''' - {{FSbook|983467|disp=1628 Subsidy of Wrightington and Parbowld}} (p. 169)<ref name="ear" />
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*'''1665''' - Lancashire Hearth Tax: Leyland Hundred, Eccleston. [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/e179/default.asp E 179/132/351], The National Archives. Microfilm: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228692}}. Also includes Heskin, Parbold, and Wrightington.<br>
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== Maps and Gazetteers<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]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
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{{expand section|any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.}}  
  
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{{Reflist}} {{Lancashire}}
  
 
[[Category:Lancashire]]
 
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Revision as of 00:38, 17 October 2013

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

Here is a List of Chapelries in Eccleston Parish.

The Parish Church of St Mary, Eccleston Lancashire.jpg

Contents

Parish History

ECCLESTON (St. Mary) a parish, in the union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland, N. division of the county of Lancaster; comprising the townships of Eccleston, Heskin, Parbold, and Wrightington. It is beside the River Yarrow and was formerly an agricultural and later a weaving settlement. Other places in the parish include: Heskin, Wrightington, and Parbold.[1]

Do not confuse (this) Eccleston St Mary's Parish with Eccleston Christ Church, a chapelry only--and a separate place, lying near to and within the parish of Prescot ancient parish.

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the Crown, 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 which is an index to those certificates sent in to the Public Records Office.  

Another index to those certificates held at each of the local superintendent registrar offices throughout the county is now online (no cost) at the Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths, or otherwise known as  Lancashire BMD. Note that the marriages index provides the names of the parish or chapelry in which a marriage took place.

Church records

Online Records

The parish of St Mary's Eccleston (with parish registers commencing in the year 1603) has much online data which is now accessible to view and not only for its own parish registers but for many of its attached chapelries as well. These parish and chapel registers are now available for the following range of years:

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)(Lancashire par. records)
FS = FamilySearch
JOIN = Joiner's Marriage Index (£)
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
ECCLESTON ST MARY PARISH (1603) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials 
FS 1771-1847 1723-1847 None
LOPC 1603-1900 1701-1900 1603-1900
1772-1900 (Banns)
AC 1603-1694 1603-1694 1603-1694
JOIN 1813-1837
ECCLESTON DOUGLAS CHAPEL (1718) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC 1718-1857 1721-1753 None[1]
AC None None None
PARBOLD - see DOUGLAS CHAPEL
WRIGHTINGTON Chapelry (1842) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1849-1861 1849-1851 None
LOPC 1857-1921 1873-1921 1857-1925
AC None None None

The Family History Library has microfilmed by far the vast majority of Lancashire's original parish and chapelry registers, Bishop's transcripts, including Eccleston's above-mentioned registers. These are available for ordering to and personally searching at any of the over 4,600 FamilySearch Centers available worldwide.

Catholic

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 306912.


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.

Taxation

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. 139-144. Date accessed: 06 August 2013.
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