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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]].  
  
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[[Image:The Parish Church of St Mary, Eccleston Lancashire.jpg|thumb|right]]<br>  
  
 
== Parish History  ==
 
== 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; and containing 3319 inhabitants, of whom 771 are in the township of Eccleston, 5 miles (W.) from Chorley. This place gave name to a family as early as the reign of Richard I. Of the many families connected with the manor, have been the Dacres and the Molyneuxs, and more recently those of Dicconson and Longworth. The parish consists, by computation, of nearly 8000 acres, whereof 1988 are in the township of Eccleston; the soil is a strong loam, inclining to clay, resting on a bed of marl, and well adapted both for corn and pasture: the dairies produce excellent cheese. The surface of the townships of Eccleston and Heskin is tolerably even, but in Parbold and some parts of Wrightington very hilly: Parbold Hill commands an extensive view, embracing the Isle of Man and the mountains of Cumberland and Wales. The rivers Yarrow and Douglas intersect the parish; the former, flowing on the north from east to west, is crossed, a little below the church, by a handsome bridge of one arch, erected in 1826, when, also, the course of the road was improved. There are several coal-mines, and quarries of stone for building and other purposes; and facilities of conveyance are afforded by the Leeds and Liverpool canal. A weekly market and annual fairs were formerly held. A savings' bank was established in 1818, of which the deposits in 1845 were £22,796. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £28. 16. 0½.; patron and incumbent, the Rev. William Yates, whose tithes have been commuted for £1300, and who has 61 acres of glebe, with a house. The church is an ancient structure, with a tower; it underwent a thorough repair in 1828, and the interior was beautified in 1846: it contains numerous monuments, and a finely-executed window of stained glass by Ballantine, of Edinburgh, presented by the Rev. Mr. Yates. There is a second incumbency at Douglas, in the gift of the Rector. Two sums of £10 each, produced from rents, are distributed in coats and bread among the poor. Eccleston
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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>
  
From: 'Eccleston - Edgbaston', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 139-144. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50939 Date accessed: 29 June 2010.  
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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;
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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>
  
 
==== Church records  ====
 
==== 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'''
  
==== Census 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:
  
Include an overview if there is any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed. Add a link to online sites for indexes and/or images. Also add a link to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS = '''[http://familysearch.org FamilySearch]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''JOIN''' = [http://joinermarriageindex.co.uk/ Joiner's Marriage Index (£)]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''LOPC''' = [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/indexp.html Lancashire Online Parish Clerk]
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Index for the Census may be searched at FamilySearch Historical Records
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! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" scope="col" colspan="6" | ECCLESTON&nbsp;ST&nbsp;MARY&nbsp;PARISH&nbsp;(1603) Indexes
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" align="center" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" rowspan="2" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" rowspan="2" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Eccleston/stmary/index.html '''1603-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Eccleston/stmary/index.html '''1701-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" rowspan="2" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Eccleston/stmary/index.html '''1603-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1603-1694''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1603-1694''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''ECCLESTON&nbsp;DOUGLAS&nbsp;CHAPEL&nbsp;(1718) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Eccleston/douglaschapel/index.html '''1718-1857''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Eccleston/douglaschapel/index.html '''1721-1753''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Eccleston/douglaschapel/index.html]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''PARBOLD&nbsp;- see DOUGLAS&nbsp;CHAPEL'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''WRIGHTINGTON&nbsp;Chapelry (1842) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''<u>Baptisms</u>'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://familysearch.org '''1849-1861''']
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Wrightington/index.html '''1857-1921''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Wrightington/index.html '''1873-1921''']
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http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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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.
  
==== Poor Law Unions<br> ====
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===== Catholic  =====
  
[[Chorley_Poor_Law_Union,_Lancashire]]
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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" />
  
==== Probate records<br> ====
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==== Census records  ====
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{{British Census|306912}}
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==== Poor Law Unions<br>  ====
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[[Chorley 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.  
  
== 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 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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== Web sites  ==
  
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== References  ==
  
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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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 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 FamilySearch Books Online - free.