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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Parishes]]  
 
[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Parishes]]  
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Guide to '''Halton, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
 
Also see the {{FHL|676505|title-id|disp=Chapelry of Aughton, built in 1856}} which lies within Halton Parish boundaries.  
 
Also see the {{FHL|676505|title-id|disp=Chapelry of Aughton, built in 1856}} which lies within Halton Parish boundaries.  
  
[[Image:St Wilfrid's Church, Halton Lancashire.jpeg|thumb|right]]  
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[[Image:St Wilfrid's Church, Halton Lancashire.jpeg|thumb|right|St Wilfrid's Church, Halton Lancashire.jpeg]]  
  
 
== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
Halton St Wifrid is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire. Other places in the parish include: Aughton.<br>
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Halton (St Wilfrid), is an ancient '''parish''' (operating by 1592) in the hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 3 miles northeast by east from Lancaster containing, by 1856, the chapelry of Aughton as well. Halton had no fewer than twenty-two dependent townships.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51000#s3 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 383-387. Adapted. 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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The village consists primarily of modern housing, amongst which can be found a number of 17th and 18th century buildings. The 19th century Textile Mills once harnessed the power of the Lune. Earthworks on Castle Hill show evidence of an 11th century Norman motte &amp; bailey castle. In the churchyard of St Wilfrids stands the Halton Cross believed to have been carved by Norsemen over 1,000 years ago.  
 
The village consists primarily of modern housing, amongst which can be found a number of 17th and 18th century buildings. The 19th century Textile Mills once harnessed the power of the Lune. Earthworks on Castle Hill show evidence of an 11th century Norman motte &amp; bailey castle. In the churchyard of St Wilfrids stands the Halton Cross believed to have been carved by Norsemen over 1,000 years ago.  
  
 
Halton Castle was situated in the village of Halton. Halton was an important Anglo-Saxon manor held by Earl Tostig, the brother of King Harold before the Norman Conquest. It is likely that a motte and bailey castle was constructed on the site in the late 11th century. However Halton’s prominence was lost in the 12th century when favour shifted to Lancaster, and Halton Castle was abandoned. Only earthworks now remain and it is privately owned with no public right of way.  
 
Halton Castle was situated in the village of Halton. Halton was an important Anglo-Saxon manor held by Earl Tostig, the brother of King Harold before the Norman Conquest. It is likely that a motte and bailey castle was constructed on the site in the late 11th century. However Halton’s prominence was lost in the 12th century when favour shifted to Lancaster, and Halton Castle was abandoned. Only earthworks now remain and it is privately owned with no public right of way.  
 
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"HALTON St Wilfrid, '''a parish,''' (in operation by 1592) in the hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 3 miles northeast by east&nbsp;from Lancaster; containing, by 1856,&nbsp;the chapelry&nbsp;of Aughton as well. Halton had no fewer than twenty-two dependent townships."<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 383-387. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51000 Adapted. Adapted. Date accessed: 01 July 2010.</ref>
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== 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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==== Church records ====
  
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
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'''Online Records'''
  
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The parish registers for Halton Parish and its attached chapelry of Aughton and its&nbsp;respective chapel registers&nbsp;have partly been transcribed and are available online at the following web sites and the specified range of years:
  
==== Church records  ====
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! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" scope="col" colspan="6" | HALTON ST&nbsp;WILFRID&nbsp;PARISH&nbsp;(1592) Indexes
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" align="center" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" align="center" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | LOPC
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Halton/index.html 1813-1900]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Halton/index.html 1727-1900]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Halton/index.html 1813-1875]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''AUGHTON&nbsp;ST&nbsp;GEORGE&nbsp;Chapelry (1856)&nbsp;Indexes'''
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'''Original Records''' <br>Original parish registers are preserved at the Lancashire Record Offfice, Bow Lane, in Preston, PR1 2RE.
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Microfilmed copies of the original parish and chapelry (Aughton St George) registers are available&nbsp;through the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, USA&nbsp;or through its&nbsp;4,600 satellite [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch&nbsp;Centers] worldwide.
  
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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Here is what's available:
  
 
Halton (Lancaster)- St Wilfrid<br>Baptisms Transcript-1592-1726- 929.3272 H6<br>Baptisms Transcript-1727-1837- 929.342769 Ha1<br>Burials Transcript-1592-1725- 929.3272 H6<br>Burials Transcript-1727-1837- 929.342769 Ha1<br>Marriage Index-1813-1837- Rossendale Fiche H10<br>Marriages Transcript-1593-1725- 929.3272 H6<br>Marriages Transcript-1727-1837- 929.342769 Ha1  
 
Halton (Lancaster)- St Wilfrid<br>Baptisms Transcript-1592-1726- 929.3272 H6<br>Baptisms Transcript-1727-1837- 929.342769 Ha1<br>Burials Transcript-1592-1725- 929.3272 H6<br>Burials Transcript-1727-1837- 929.342769 Ha1<br>Marriage Index-1813-1837- Rossendale Fiche H10<br>Marriages Transcript-1593-1725- 929.3272 H6<br>Marriages Transcript-1727-1837- 929.342769 Ha1  
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The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office<br>Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk  
 
The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office<br>Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk  
  
The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)<br>
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The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)<br>  
  
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==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
{{Expand section|any unique information, such as ''the census for X year was destroyed''}}  
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{{British Census|306915}}  
  
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> ====
  
 
[[Caton Gilbert Union,Lancashire]]  
 
[[Caton Gilbert 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  ====
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*'''1665-1667''' - Lancashire Hearth Tax: Lonsdale Hundred, Halton. [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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== Maps and Gazetteers<br> ==
  
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<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  ==
 
== Web sites  ==
  
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== References  ==
  
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{{Reflist}} {{Lancashire}}  
  
 
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Revision as of 15:06, 14 October 2013

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

Also see the Chapelry of Aughton, built in 1856 which lies within Halton Parish boundaries.

St Wilfrid's Church, Halton Lancashire.jpeg

Contents

Parish History

Halton (St Wilfrid), is an ancient parish (operating by 1592) in the hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 3 miles northeast by east from Lancaster containing, by 1856, the chapelry of Aughton as well. Halton had no fewer than twenty-two dependent townships.[1]

The village consists primarily of modern housing, amongst which can be found a number of 17th and 18th century buildings. The 19th century Textile Mills once harnessed the power of the Lune. Earthworks on Castle Hill show evidence of an 11th century Norman motte & bailey castle. In the churchyard of St Wilfrids stands the Halton Cross believed to have been carved by Norsemen over 1,000 years ago.

Halton Castle was situated in the village of Halton. Halton was an important Anglo-Saxon manor held by Earl Tostig, the brother of King Harold before the Norman Conquest. It is likely that a motte and bailey castle was constructed on the site in the late 11th century. However Halton’s prominence was lost in the 12th century when favour shifted to Lancaster, and Halton Castle was abandoned. Only earthworks now remain and it is privately owned with no public right of way.

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

Church records

Online Records

The parish registers for Halton Parish and its attached chapelry of Aughton and its respective chapel registers have partly been transcribed and are available online at the following web sites and the specified range of years:

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
JOIN = Joiner's Marriage Index (£)
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
HALTON ST WILFRID PARISH (1592) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1592-1900 1593-1900 None
LOPC 1813-1900 1727-1900 1813-1875
JOIN 1813-1837
AC 1592-1837 1592-1837 1592-1837
AUGHTON ST GEORGE Chapelry (1856) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
AC None None None

Original Records
Original parish registers are preserved at the Lancashire Record Offfice, Bow Lane, in Preston, PR1 2RE.

Microfilmed copies of the original parish and chapelry (Aughton St George) registers are available through the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, USA or through its 4,600 satellite FamilySearch Centers worldwide.

Here is what's available:

Halton (Lancaster)- St Wilfrid
Baptisms Transcript-1592-1726- 929.3272 H6
Baptisms Transcript-1727-1837- 929.342769 Ha1
Burials Transcript-1592-1725- 929.3272 H6
Burials Transcript-1727-1837- 929.342769 Ha1
Marriage Index-1813-1837- Rossendale Fiche H10
Marriages Transcript-1593-1725- 929.3272 H6
Marriages Transcript-1727-1837- 929.342769 Ha1

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

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 306915.


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. 383-387. Adapted. Date accessed:14 October 2013.