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Guide to Ellel, Lancashire family history and genealogy. Parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.
Ellel St John the Evangelist Chapel Lane was created a chapel of ease in 1727 from, and lying within Cockerham, Lancashire ancient parish. The parish includes the villages of Bay Horse, Galgate and Hampson Green, and part of Dolphinholme, North and South Ellel.
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.
Ellel Grange had a private chapel St Mary's Chapel, built by Alderman Prestman and consecrated in 1873. It was not used a district chapel and closed.
"ELLEL, a township, a chapelry, and a sub-district, in Lancaster district, Lancashire. The township is in Cockerham parish; 4 miles south by east of Lancaster; and is cut into two divisions, north and south. The chapelry is less extensive than the township."
There were three dissenting chapels built here.
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/
Ellel chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Cockerham to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|ELLEL ST JOHN Chapelry (1726) Indexes|
|COCKERHAM ST MICHAEL PARISH (1595) Indexes (ancient parish containing ELLEL Chapelry)|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Ellel and comprising the whole ancient parish of Cockerham to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the COCKERHAM PARISH page.
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 306914.
Poor Law Unions
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.
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