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Chapelry History

Hoghton Holy Trinity was created a chapel of ease by 1781, lying within the boundaries of Leyland, Lancashire  Ancient Parish.

Hoghton is a small village and civil parish of the Borough of Chorley in Lancashire, England. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001 it has a population of 867.[1] Hoghton is part of the Brindle and Hoghton ward which also includes the parish of Brindle.

In the village is Hoghton Tower, a fortified manor house and ancestral home of the De Hoghton family since the 12th century.

Also within the parish are the hamlets of Riley Green and Hoghton Bottoms. The villages of Gregson Lane and Coupe Green are sometimes described as in Hoghton, although they are outside the parish, forming the ward of Coupe Green and Gregson Lane in South Ribble district.

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.


"HOGHTON, a chapelry, in the parish and hundred of Leyland, union of Chorley, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 5½ miles southeast by east or Preston. The chapel, dedicated to the Holy Trinity and was erected by 1781, became a district church in 1828."[1]

See also, Feniscowles Chapelry.

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

Hoghton chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Leyland 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


HOGHTON HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1787) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1786-1851; 1882-1895 None 1825; 1878; 1883
LOPC 1786-1903 1824-1825-1842-1920 1824-1920
LBMD  None None None
LEYLAND ST ANDREW'S(ancient parish containing HOGHTON Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1622-1900 1622-1900 1814-1852
LOPC 1711-1899 1711-1837 1711-1903
LBMD 1837-1974 1837-1991 1837-1974
FMP None 1622-1837 None 
AC 1653-1710 1653-1710 1653-1710


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Hoghton and comprising the whole ancient parish of Leyland to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the LEYLAND ST ANDREW PARISH page.


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

Chorley 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


References

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 524-527. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51036 Date accessed: 01 July 2010.

 

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