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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 '''Kirkham, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
 
Here is [[A Comprehensive List of Kirkham Parishes and Chapelries]].  
 
Here is [[A Comprehensive List of Kirkham Parishes and Chapelries]].  
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== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
Kirkham St Michael is an '''Ancient Parish '''and a market town in the Armounderness deanery of the Diocese of Manchester in the county of Lancashire.  
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KIRKHAM (St Michael), a market-town and '''parish''', in the union of the Fylde, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of the county of Lancaster west by north of Preston. Other places in the parish include: Whittingham, Wharles, Brown Moss, Bryning with Kellamergh, Esprick, Great Plumpton, Greehalgh with Thistleton, Greenalgh with Thistleton, Greenhalgh, Larbreck, Little Eccleston, Little Eccleston with Larbreck, Little Ecclestone with Larbrick, Little Plumpton, Medlar with Wesham, Newsham, Newton with Scales, Roseacre, Roseacre and Wharles, Thistleton, Treals, Treals, Roseacre and Wharles, Westby, Westby with Plumpton, Westby with Plumptons, and Ballam.<ref>Wilson, John M., ''[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/638 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' Published A Fullarton Co. Edinburgh (1848), pp. 697-701. Adapted.</ref>
  
Other places in the parish include: Whittingham, Wharles, Brown Moss, Bryning with Kellamergh, Esprick, Great Plumpton, Greehalgh with Thistleton, Greenalgh with Thistleton, Greenhalgh, Larbreck, Little Eccleston, Little Eccleston with Larbreck, Little Ecclestone with Larbrick, Little Plumpton, Medlar with Wesham, Newsham, Newton with Scales, Roseacre, Roseacre and Wharles, Thistleton, Treals, Treals, Roseacre and Wharles, Westby, Westby with Plumpton, Westby with Plumptons, and Ballam.  
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The earliest evidence of a church on the site is in 684 AD. The fabric of the present church dates from 1822 when the nave, designed by Robert Roper, an architect from Preston, was built. In 1844 the tower and spire, designed by the Lancaster architect Edmund Sharpe, were added at the west end. In 1853 the chancel was rebuilt, probably by Joseph Hansom, to make the altar visible from the nave. The north and south galleries were removed in the middle of the 20th century and the area under the west gallery has been turned into a separate room. In 2004 it was discovered that the spire had developed structural problems because the iron ties reinforcing the stones had corroded. An appeal to repair the spire was launched and the work is now complete.<br>
  
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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== Resources  ==
  
The church is a Grade II* listed building. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Blackburn, the archdeaconry of Lancaster and the deanery of Kirkham.<br>
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==== Civil Registration  ====
  
The earliest evidence of a church on the site is in 684AD. The fabric of the present church dates from 1822 when the nave, designed by Robert Roper, an architect from Preston, was built. The cost of the nave was £5,000. In 1844 the tower and spire, designed by the Lancaster architect Edmund Sharpe, were added at the west end. In 1853 the chancel was rebuilt, probably by Joseph Hansom, to make the altar visible from the nave. The north and south galleries were removed in the middle of the 20th century and the area under the west gallery has been turned into a separate room. In 2004 it was discovered that the spire had developed structural problems because the iron ties reinforcing the stones had corroded. An appeal to repair the spire was launched and the work is now complete.<br>
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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].  
  
"KIRKHAM St Michael, '''a''' market-town and '''parish''', in the union of the Fylde, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of the county of Lancaster west by north&nbsp;of&nbsp;Preston."<ref>''John Marius Wilson, [[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' Published A Fullarton &amp;amp;amp;&amp;amp;nbsp;Co. Edinburgh (1848), pp. 697-701. Adapted. &amp;lt;br&amp;gt;</ref>&nbsp;
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Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>  
  
== Resources ==
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==== Church records ====
  
==== Civil Registration  ====
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'''Online Records'''
  
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].
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Kirkham&nbsp;St Michael's parish registers&nbsp;and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed&nbsp;online at the following web sites and ranges of years''':'''
  
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>
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==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''KIRKHAM ST&nbsp;MICHAEL'S&nbsp;PARISH&nbsp;(1539) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''<span id="1341836975246E" style="display: none">&nbsp;</span>BARTON&nbsp;ST&nbsp;LAWRENCE&nbsp;Chapelry (1850) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''<span id="1341836875612E" style="display: none">&nbsp;</span>GREAT&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;LITTLE&nbsp;SINGLETON&nbsp;Chapelry&nbsp;(1841) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''RIBBY&nbsp;UPON&nbsp;WREA&nbsp;St Nicholas Chapelry&nbsp;(1716) Indexes (see St Michaels)'''&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''WARTON&nbsp;Chapelry&nbsp;(1848) Indexes'''
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An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
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'''Original Records'''
  
==== Church records  ====
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Original copies of the parish registers for Kirkham St Michael and its attached smaller chapelries' registers&nbsp;are held at the Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, PR2 1RE.
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In addition, the Family History Library, at FamilySearch in Salt Lake&nbsp;City, UT, U.S.A. also has&nbsp;microfilm copies of these originals and these may be circulated to any one of its 4,600 satellite [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Centres] 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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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  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
{{Expand section|any unique information, such as ''the census for X year was destroyed''}}  
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{{British Census|306886}}  
  
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> ====
  
 
[[Fylde Poor Law Union, Lancashire]]  
 
[[Fylde Poor Law Union, Lancashire]]  
  
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==== 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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== 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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Guide to Kirkham, Lancashire family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Here is A Comprehensive List of Kirkham Parishes and Chapelries.

St Michael's Church, Kirkham Lancashire.jpg

Contents

Parish History

KIRKHAM (St Michael), a market-town and parish, in the union of the Fylde, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of the county of Lancaster west by north of Preston. Other places in the parish include: Whittingham, Wharles, Brown Moss, Bryning with Kellamergh, Esprick, Great Plumpton, Greehalgh with Thistleton, Greenalgh with Thistleton, Greenhalgh, Larbreck, Little Eccleston, Little Eccleston with Larbreck, Little Ecclestone with Larbrick, Little Plumpton, Medlar with Wesham, Newsham, Newton with Scales, Roseacre, Roseacre and Wharles, Thistleton, Treals, Treals, Roseacre and Wharles, Westby, Westby with Plumpton, Westby with Plumptons, and Ballam.[1]

The earliest evidence of a church on the site is in 684 AD. The fabric of the present church dates from 1822 when the nave, designed by Robert Roper, an architect from Preston, was built. In 1844 the tower and spire, designed by the Lancaster architect Edmund Sharpe, were added at the west end. In 1853 the chancel was rebuilt, probably by Joseph Hansom, to make the altar visible from the nave. The north and south galleries were removed in the middle of the 20th century and the area under the west gallery has been turned into a separate room. In 2004 it was discovered that the spire had developed structural problems because the iron ties reinforcing the stones had corroded. An appeal to repair the spire was launched and the work is now complete.

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

Kirkham St Michael's parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries 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
KIRKHAM ST MICHAEL'S PARISH (1539) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1540-1653; 1868-1896 1539-1653;1868-1874  None
LOPC 1678-1932 1539-1653;1678-1875 1678-1775; 1834-1932
FMP  None 1539-1837 None
LBMD 1837-1974 1837-2010 1837-1975
AC 1539-1653 1539-1653 1539-1653
BARTON ST LAWRENCE Chapelry (1850) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1850-1896 1850-1900 None
LOPC 1850-1910 1850-1928 1850-1946
LBMD  None 1850-2004  None
AC


GOOSNARGH ST MARY THE VIRGIN Chapelry (1639) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1639-1900 1639-1900  None
LOPC 1672-1957 1683-1900 1683-1967 
LBMD None None None
AC 1639-1812 1639-1812 1639-1812
HAMBLETON BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Chapelry (1695) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1692-1879 1838-1900 1813-1879 
LOPC 1695-1900 1695-1900 1695-1914
LBMD  None 1838-1995  None
AC 1695-1812 1695-1812 1695-1812
GREAT & LITTLE SINGLETON Chapelry (1841) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None  None
LOPC 1841-1900 1851-1900 1841-1900
LBMD  None None None
LUND Chapelry (1840) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None  None
LOPC None None None
FMP  None None None
RIBBY UPON WREA St Nicholas Chapelry (1716) Indexes (see St Michaels) 

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None  None
LOPC None None 1847-1900 
FMP  None None None
WARTON Chapelry (1848) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None  1848-1858, 1865, 1868
LOPC None None None
FMP  None None None
WEETON with PREESE ST MICHAEL Chapelry (1850) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1873 1850-1900 1872-1873
LOPC None 1850-1900 1850-1900
FMP  None 1850-1982 None
WHITECHAPEL ST JAMES Chapelry (1819) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1820-1872 1838, 1844, 1854-1855 1823-1830, 1835-1872
LOPC 1818-1838 1854-1949 1818-1900
LBMD  None 1854-2004 None

Original Records

Original copies of the parish registers for Kirkham St Michael and its attached smaller chapelries' registers are held at the Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, PR2 1RE.

In addition, the Family History Library, at FamilySearch in Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A. also has microfilm copies of these originals and these may be circulated to any one of its 4,600 satellite FamilySearch Centres worldwide.

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

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 306886.


Poor Law Unions

Fylde 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. Wilson, John M., A Topographical Dictionary of England Published A Fullarton Co. Edinburgh (1848), pp. 697-701. Adapted.