Hoole, Lancashire

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Much Hoole St Michael is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1641 from chapelry in [[Croston, Lancashire]] Ancient Parish.Other places in the parish include: Much Hoole and Little Hoole.  
 
Much Hoole St Michael is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1641 from chapelry in [[Croston, Lancashire]] Ancient Parish.Other places in the parish include: Much Hoole and Little Hoole.  
  
St Michael's church was built of brick in 1628 and a stone tower was added when it was rebuilt in 1720. The church was funded by the Stone family who lived at Carr House. Jeremiah Horrocks was a curate at St Michael's and predicted the transit of Venus in 1639. He is commemorated by windows in the church.<br>  
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St Michael's church was built of brick in 1628 and a stone tower was added when it was rebuilt in 1720. The church was funded by the Stone family who lived at Carr House. Jeremiah Horrocks was a curate at St Michael's and predicted the transit of Venus in 1639. He is commemorated by windows in the church.<br>
  
 
Much Hoole is a village and civil parish in the borough of South Ribble, Lancashire, England.Much Hoole lies eight miles south west of Preston on the road from Preston to Ormskirk and Liverpool, the A59 and covers 1701 acres of flat low lying land. The soil is loam, peat moss and marsh. To the west of the village is the River Douglas which leads to the Ribble Estuary  
 
Much Hoole is a village and civil parish in the borough of South Ribble, Lancashire, England.Much Hoole lies eight miles south west of Preston on the road from Preston to Ormskirk and Liverpool, the A59 and covers 1701 acres of flat low lying land. The soil is loam, peat moss and marsh. To the west of the village is the River Douglas which leads to the Ribble Estuary  
  
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HOOLE (Holy Trinity), a parish, in the union of Preston, hundred of Leyland, N. division of Lancashire; containing 989 inhabitants, of whom 785 are in the township of Much Hoole, 8 miles (S. W.), and 204 in that of Little Hoole, 7 miles (S. W. by W.), from Preston. This place, which was separated from Croston by act of parliament in 1642, and made a distinct parish, lies on the road from Preston to Ormskirk and Liverpool, and is bounded on the west by the river Douglas or Astland. It comprises 2851 acres, whereof 1701 are in Much, and 1150 in Little, Hoole; three-fourths of the land are in pasture, and of the whole area 115 acres are common or waste. The soil is partly a marly loam, alternated with peat moss and marsh, and the surface is generally level. Hoole gave name to a family as early as the reign of John. Much Hoole was anciently held by the Montebegons; and the families of Viler, Butler, Walton, Leigh, Banister, and Hesketh, and Sir Thomas Barton and others, succeeded: in more recent times have been the Crooks, Claytons, and Bartons. The estates are now much divided: among the principal proprietors are, Sir Thomas G. Hesketh, Bart., and G. A. Legh Keck, Esq. The whole of Little Hoole, which is on the southern bank of the Ribble, adjoining the parish of Penwortham, is the property of Rice George Fellowe, Esq., of Edmonton, in Middlesex, lord of the manor. This manor was anciently granted by Roger de Montebegon to the priory of Thetford. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £6. 14.; patron and incumbent, the Rev. Miles Barton, whose family in the last century purchased, with the advowson, a considerable portion of the estates of the township of Much Hoole: he resides in the manor-house of Little Hoole. The tithes have been commuted for £280. The church is a plain edifice of brick, built in ''1628'', having a tower of stone, rebuilt in 1720. There are, a Methodist place of worship, built in 1824; and a Primitive one, built in 1828. A school, erected in 1774, is endowed with land producing about £16 per annum, and is further supported by the rector. Jeremiah Horrox, the distinguished astronomer, who was the first to observe the transit of Venus over the sun's disc (November 24th, 1639), resided with his parents at Much Hoole, previously to entering Emmanuel College, Cambridge; and made his observations in the township. A marble tablet is erected to his memory in St. Michael's church, Toxteth, recording his death in 1641, at the age of 22.
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HOOLE, '''a parish''', in the union of Preston, hundred of Leyland, N. division of Lancashire, 7 miles southwest&nbsp;by west&nbsp;of&nbsp;Preston. This place, which was separated from Croston by act of parliament in 1642, and made a distinct parish. The whole of Little Hoole, which is on the southern bank of the Ribble, adjoins&nbsp;the parish of Penwortham. The church is a plain edifice of brick, built in ''1628.''  
  
From: ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 542-545. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51042 Date accessed: 01 July 2010.  
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There are, a Methodist place of worship, built in 1824,&nbsp;a Primitive Methodist built in 1828.<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 542-545. Adapted.&amp;nbsp;Date accessed: 01 July 2010.</ref>
  
 
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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  ====
 
==== 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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http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census  
 
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census  
  
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[[Preston Poor Law Union, Lancashire]]  
 
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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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Parish History

Much Hoole St Michael is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1641 from chapelry in Croston, Lancashire Ancient Parish.Other places in the parish include: Much Hoole and Little Hoole.

St Michael's church was built of brick in 1628 and a stone tower was added when it was rebuilt in 1720. The church was funded by the Stone family who lived at Carr House. Jeremiah Horrocks was a curate at St Michael's and predicted the transit of Venus in 1639. He is commemorated by windows in the church.

Much Hoole is a village and civil parish in the borough of South Ribble, Lancashire, England.Much Hoole lies eight miles south west of Preston on the road from Preston to Ormskirk and Liverpool, the A59 and covers 1701 acres of flat low lying land. The soil is loam, peat moss and marsh. To the west of the village is the River Douglas which leads to the Ribble Estuary


HOOLE, a parish, in the union of Preston, hundred of Leyland, N. division of Lancashire, 7 miles southwest by west of Preston. This place, which was separated from Croston by act of parliament in 1642, and made a distinct parish. The whole of Little Hoole, which is on the southern bank of the Ribble, adjoins the parish of Penwortham. The church is a plain edifice of brick, built in 1628.

There are, a Methodist place of worship, built in 1824, a Primitive Methodist built in 1828.[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

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

Census records

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

Poor Law Unions

Preston 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

Add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.

Reference

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 542-545. Adapted.&nbsp;Date accessed: 01 July 2010.