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== Chapelry History  ==
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Guide to '''Gressingham, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
Gressingham St John the Evangelist is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1725 from chapelry in Lancaster [St Mary] [[Lancaster St Mary, Lancashire]] Ancient Parish.
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[[Image:St John's Church, Gressingham.jpg|thumb|right|St John's Church, Gressingham.jpg]]  
  
Other places in the parish include: Eskrigg.
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== Chapelry History  ==
  
St John the Evangelist's Church was originally built in the 12th century and is a Grade I listed building. It was partly rebuilt in 1734, and restored by Edward Paley in 1862.<br>
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GRESSINGHAM (St John the Evangelist), a '''chapelry''', in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 8 miles northeast of Lancaster. It was in operation by 1676, when its chapel registers commence. It was partly rebuilt in 1734, and restored by Edward Paley in 1862. Other places in the parish include: Eskrigg.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50990#s18 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 338-340. Date accessed: 14 October 2013.</ref>
 
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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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GRESSINGHAM, a chapelry, in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 8 miles (N. E.) from Lancaster; containing 185 inhabitants. A family of the same name was seated here at a very early period; and mention is made of several families who subsequently held lands within the township, amongst them the De Burghs, in the reign of Henry III., and Stanleys, in that of Elizabeth. The place is situated on the west side of the river Lune, and has some beautiful sites for building, with fine views of Hornby Castle, the vale of the Lune, Ingleborough, and other distant Yorkshire hills. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Vicar of Lancaster; net income, £80, with a house; impropriator, Francis Pearson, Esq., of Kirkby-Lonsdale, in right of his ancient estate of Gressingham Hall. The church is an old structure, with a square tower, and fine Saxon porch, and contains two small brasses.
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From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 338-340. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50990 Date accessed: 01 July 2010.
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== Resources  ==
 
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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].  
  
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire_BMD]]<br>
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Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>  
  
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks ====
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==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks ====
  
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
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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  ====
 
==== 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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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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Gressingham chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[Lancaster St Mary, Lancashire|Lancaster St Mary]] to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP''' = [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series FindMyPast.co.uk (£)]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''LBMD''' = [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk LancashireBMD.org.uk]
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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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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''GRESSINGHAM&nbsp;ST&nbsp;JOHN&nbsp;THE&nbsp;EVANGELIST&nbsp;Chapelry&nbsp;(1676) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://familysearch.org 1676-1888]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1691-1835'''&nbsp;]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Gressingham/index.html <font color="#800080">'''1676-1812'''</font>]
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Gressingham/index.html '''1691-1828''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Gressingham/index.html '''1676-1930''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire 1838-2000]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''AC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1676-1828]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1676-1828]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''[[Lancaster St Mary, Lancashire|LANCASTER&nbsp;ST&nbsp;MARY'S]]&nbsp;PARISH&nbsp;(1599) Indexes '''''(ancient parish containing GRESSINGHAM&nbsp;Chapelry)''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://familysearch.org 1599-1886]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Lancaster/stmary/index.html 1749-1900]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Lancaster/stmary/index.html 1599-1900]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Lancaster/stmary/index.html 1749-1881]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/ 1837-1998]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''AC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1559-1748]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1559-1748]'''
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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Gressingham and comprising the whole ancient parish of Lancaster St Mary to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Lancaster St Mary, Lancashire|LANCASTER&nbsp;ST&nbsp;MARY]] PARISH page.
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Gressingham- St John the Evangelist<br>Baptisms Transcript-1676-1812- 929.3272 C25<br>Burials Transcript-1678-1812- 929.3272 C25<br>Marriages Transcript-1691-1828- 929.3272 C25
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For original registers of above please enquire at Lancashire Record Office.
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The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office<br>Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk
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The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)<br>
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==== Poor Law Unions<br>  ====
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[[Caton Gilbert Union,Lancashire]]
  
 
==== Probate records<br>  ====
 
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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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==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1665-1667''' - Lancashire Hearth Tax: Lonsdale Hundred, Gressingham. [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/e179/default.asp E 179/132/352], The National Archives. Microfilm: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228692}}.
  
 
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Revision as of 14:35, 14 October 2013

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

St John's Church, Gressingham.jpg

Contents

Chapelry History

GRESSINGHAM (St John the Evangelist), a chapelry, in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 8 miles northeast of Lancaster. It was in operation by 1676, when its chapel registers commence. It was partly rebuilt in 1734, and restored by Edward Paley in 1862. Other places in the parish include: Eskrigg.[1]

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

Gressingham chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Lancaster St Mary 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


GRESSINGHAM ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST Chapelry (1676) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1676-1888 1691-1835  1676-1859
LOPC 1676-1812 1691-1828 1676-1930
LBMD  None 1838-2000 None
FMP None 1691-1835 None
AC 1676-1828 1676-1828 1676-1828
LANCASTER ST MARY'S PARISH (1599) Indexes (ancient parish containing GRESSINGHAM Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1599-1886 1599-1812  None
LOPC 1749-1900 1599-1900 1749-1881
LBMD None 1837-1998 None 
AC 1559-1748 1559-1748 1559-1748


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Gressingham and comprising the whole ancient parish of Lancaster St Mary to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the LANCASTER ST MARY PARISH page.


Gressingham- St John the Evangelist
Baptisms Transcript-1676-1812- 929.3272 C25
Burials Transcript-1678-1812- 929.3272 C25
Marriages Transcript-1691-1828- 929.3272 C25

For original registers of above please enquire at Lancashire Record Office.

The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office
Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk

The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)


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 306936.



Poor Law Unions

Caton Gilbert 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. 338-340. Date accessed: 14 October 2013.