Hesketh with Becconsall, Lancashire

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Guide to '''Hesketh with Becconsall, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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[[Image:All Saints Church, Hesketh Bank.JPG|thumb|right|All Saints Church, Hesketh Bank.JPG]]  
  
 
== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
Hesketh with Becconsall is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1821 from&nbsp; [[Croston, Lancashire]] Ancient Parish.Other places in the parish include: Hesketh Bank and Becconsall.<br>  
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HESKETH, with Becconsall, a '''parish''', in the union of Ormskirk, hundred of Leyland, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 11 miles north by east of Ormskirk. The church, erected in 1745, and generally called Becconsall chapel, stands one mile below Hesketh Bank; it became the parish church in 1821, when an act was passed separating Hesketh and Becconsall from Croston, and forming them into a distinct parish. The '''Primitive Methodists''' have a place of worship.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51027#s12 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 491-497. Date accessed: 14 October 2013.</ref>  
 
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Hesketh Bank is a small agricultural village in Lancashire. It lies to the north-east of the town of Southport on the Irish Sea estuary of the River Ribble. The area falls under West Lancashire Borough Council for administrative purposes, and Hesketh-with-Becconsall Parish Council for parochial matters. <br>
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Becconsall Old Church was hit by bomb shrapnel during World War II, All Saints Church on Station Road replaced the old church. <br>  
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[[Image:Becconsall Chapel Lancashire.jpg|thumb|center]]
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Hesketh Bank is a small agricultural village in Lancashire. It lies to the north-east of the town of Southport on the Irish Sea estuary of the River Ribble. The area falls under West Lancashire Borough Council for administrative purposes, and Hesketh-with-Becconsall Parish Council for parochial matters. Becconsall Old Church was hit by bomb shrapnel during World War II, All Saints Church on Station Road replaced the old church.
  
HESKETH, with Becconsall, a parish, in the union of Ormskirk, hundred of Leyland, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 11 miles (N. by E.) from Ormskirk; containing 553 inhabitants. The family of Hesketh had possessions here early in the reign of Henry III., or previously; and between the reigns of Henry VIII. and William III., Becconsall was the property and residence of the Becconsalls. Anciently a beacon was placed near the confluence of the Douglas river with the Ribble, and the name "Beacon's Hill," or Becconsall, is supposed to be derived from this harbinger of approaching danger. The length of the parish is from two miles and a half to three miles, and the breadth, from Hesketh Bank on the north to Tarleton on the south, one mile; it comprises 1947 acres, whereof 938 are common, waste, and marshy land. The soil is sandy near the coast, and in other parts peaty, with a mixture of marl. At flood tide the Ribble is here in one part three miles wide; and both it and the Douglas are navigable, the former for vessels of above 100 tons' burthen as high as the town of Preston, and the latter for vessels of forty-five tons: salmon and flounders are taken near the mouths of the rivers. The grazing of sheep is carried on to a great extent on the marshes, the pasturage of which is rendered agreeable and nutritious to the flocks by the slight impregnation of salt. The living is a rectory, with a net income of £275; patrons, the family of Hesketh. The church, a plain brick fabric, erected in ''1765'', and generally called Becconsall chapel, stands one mile below Hesketh Bank; it ''became the parish church in 1821'', when an act was passed ''separating Hesketh and Becconsall from Croston, and forming them into a distinct parish''. The Primitive Methodists have a place of worship. The poor share in a bequest by Dr. Layfield, in 1710, to all the townships of Croston, for the distribution of clothing and books to persons not seeking parochial relief.
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[[Image:Becconsall Chapel Lancashire.jpg|thumb|center|Becconsall Chapel Lancashire.jpg]]
 
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From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 491-497. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51027 Date accessed: 01 July 2010.  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
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===== Online Records&nbsp;  =====
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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="4" | '''HESKETH&nbsp;WITH&nbsp;BECCONSALL&nbsp;PARISH&nbsp;(1745) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://familysearch.org '''1745-1837''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Hesketh-with-Becconsall/index.html '''1745-1856''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Hesketh-with-Becconsall/index.html 1822-1900]'''
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Prior to the year 1821&nbsp;Hesketh with Becconsall served as a chapelry only (a small subdivision of the parish of Croston). It became a full-fledged parish by act of Parliament in 1821.&nbsp;''Searches for ancestry prior to this year, must include searches&nbsp;in the Hesketh with Becconsall Chapelry registers which began in 1745, <u>'''and'''</u> Croston parish registers and those of its attached chapelries''.&nbsp;The baptisms,&nbsp;marriages and burials for&nbsp;Croston&nbsp;Parish and its smaller chapelries are online for the following range of years:&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''CROSTON&nbsp;ST&nbsp;MICHAEL&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;ALL&nbsp;ANGELS PARISH&nbsp;(1538) Indexes'''
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[http://www.familysearch.org/ '''<font color="#800080">1543-1900</font>''']
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Croston/index.html 1543-1948]'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Croston/index.html 1538-1900]'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://familysearch.org '''<font color="#800080">1819-1883</font>''']
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Bretherton/index.html 1841-1850]'''
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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/Mawdesley-with-Bispham/index.html 1840-1900]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Mawdesley-with-Bispham/index.html 1843-1900]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''TARLETON HOLY&nbsp;TRINITY&nbsp;Chapelry&nbsp;(1719) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://familysearch.org '''1745-1837''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Tarleton/stmary/index.html 1719-1900]'''
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<br>'''Original records'''
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While [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] has microfilmed the original Hesketh with Becconsall&nbsp;parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials from 1821, these have not been completely transcribed and published online with the exception of the baptisms (see above).&nbsp;However, the Parish of Croston&nbsp;which formerly was, prior to 1821&nbsp;the mother or ancient parish,&nbsp;''has'' been transcribed, indexed and published online on the&nbsp;web site per the above chart.&nbsp;
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*'''1628''' - {{FSbook|983467|disp=1628 List of Recusants in Hesketh and Beckonsall}} (p. 174)<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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==== Census records  ====
  
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{{British Census|306912}}
  
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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==== Poor Law Unions<br>  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions<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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*'''1628''' - {{FSbook|983467|disp=1628 Subsidy of Hesketh and Beconsall}} (p. 165)<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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*'''1665''' - Lancashire Hearth Tax: Leyland Hundred, Hesketh with Beconsall. [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/e179/default.asp E 179/132/351], The National Archives. Microfilm: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228692}}.
  
 
== Maps and Gazetteers<br>  ==
 
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Revision as of 15:50, 14 October 2013

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

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Contents

Parish History

HESKETH, with Becconsall, a parish, in the union of Ormskirk, hundred of Leyland, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 11 miles north by east of Ormskirk. The church, erected in 1745, and generally called Becconsall chapel, stands one mile below Hesketh Bank; it became the parish church in 1821, when an act was passed separating Hesketh and Becconsall from Croston, and forming them into a distinct parish. The Primitive Methodists have a place of worship.[1]

Hesketh Bank is a small agricultural village in Lancashire. It lies to the north-east of the town of Southport on the Irish Sea estuary of the River Ribble. The area falls under West Lancashire Borough Council for administrative purposes, and Hesketh-with-Becconsall Parish Council for parochial matters. Becconsall Old Church was hit by bomb shrapnel during World War II, All Saints Church on Station Road replaced the old church.

Becconsall Chapel Lancashire.jpg

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 
AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FS = FamilySearch.org
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
HESKETH WITH BECCONSALL PARISH (1745) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1745-1837 1822-1900 None
LOPC 1745-1856 1822-1900 1745-1900


Other important considerations:

Prior to the year 1821 Hesketh with Becconsall served as a chapelry only (a small subdivision of the parish of Croston). It became a full-fledged parish by act of Parliament in 1821. Searches for ancestry prior to this year, must include searches in the Hesketh with Becconsall Chapelry registers which began in 1745, and Croston parish registers and those of its attached chapelries. The baptisms, marriages and burials for Croston Parish and its smaller chapelries are online for the following range of years: 

CROSTON ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS PARISH (1538) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS

1543-1900

1543-1900 None
LOPC 1543-1948 1538-1900 1538-1900
AC 1545-1685 1545-1685 1545-1685
BRETHERTON ST JOHN THE BAPTIST Chapelry (1819) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1819-1883 1829-1883 None
LOPC 1841-1850 1843-1922 1841-1850
MAWDESLEY Chapelry (1840) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1841-1878 1843-1846;1873-1878 None
LOPC 1840-1900 1843-1900 1841-1925
TARLETON HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1719) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1745-1837 None None
LOPC 1719-1900 1720-1909 1720-1883 


Original records

While FamilySearch has microfilmed the original Hesketh with Becconsall parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials from 1821, these have not been completely transcribed and published online with the exception of the baptisms (see above). However, the Parish of Croston which formerly was, prior to 1821 the mother or ancient parish, has been transcribed, indexed and published online on the web site per the above chart. 

[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]

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

Ormskirk 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. 491-497. Date accessed: 14 October 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.