Fence-in-Pendle, Lancashire Genealogy

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St Anne fence Lancashire contributor Alexander P Kapp.jpg


Chapelry History

Fence-in-Pendle St Anne was created a chapelry in 1837 from  Whalley, Lancashire Ancient Parish.

Due to the neighbouring Reedley Hallows, Filly Close and New Laund Booth , Lancashire extra parochial area some recorded events in registers may apply to that area.

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.

"BOOTH, OLD LAUND, a township, in the chapelry of Newchurch-in-Pendle, which is in the parish of Whalley, union of Burnley, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles (N.) from Burnley. A church dedicated to St. Anne was built at Fence, in Old Laund, in 1837."[1]


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

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

Parish registers for Fence-in-Pendle, 1837-1900 Microfilm of original records at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Fence-in-Pendle is a chapelry in the parish of Whalley.
Lancashire Record Office no.: PR 3175/1/1-3, 8-9

Bishop's transcripts for Fence-in-Pendle, 1871-1874 Microfilm of original records at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. Fence-in-Pendle is a chapelry in the parish of Whalley.

Census records

http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

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


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 302-305. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50812 Adapted. Date accessed: 30 June 2010.