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Here is a Comprehensive List of Chapelries for Lancaster.

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Parish History

Lancaster Priory (Lancaster St Mary) is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Lancashire.

Other places in the parish include: Hays Haw Fell, Hawthornthwaite Vaschery, Heaton with Oxcliffe, Lee Fell, Lentworth Vaschery, Marshaw Fell, Myerscough, Ortner Vaschery, Oxcliffe, Pilling Lane, Scotforth, Stodday, Thurnham, Torrisholme, Abbeystead, Aldcliffe, Ashton, Ashton with Stodday, Bare, Bulk, Catshaw Vaschery, Dunkenshaw Fell, Emmetts Vaschery, Fulwood, Green Vaschery, Hackensall, and Heaton.

Lancaster Priory, otherwise St Mary's Church, Lancaster, is the parish church of the city of Lancaster, It is located near Lancaster Castle and is a Grade I listed building.The modern parish is in the deanery of Lancaster, the archdeaconry of Lancaster and the diocese of Blackburn. Its benefice is combined with that of St John and St Anne.

To read an excellent 19th Century historical perspective on the City of Lancaster and its many churches and chapels, see the Topographical Dictionary of England by the famous topographer, Samuel A. Lewis.

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

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:

 [FS = FamilySearch.org; LOPC =  Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project]; FMP =  FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk; LBMDLancashire BMD.org.uk; AC = http://search.ancestry.co.uk]
 

LANCASTER ST MARY'S PARISH (1599) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1599-1886 1599-1812  None
LOPC 1749-1900 1599-1900 1749-1881
FMP  None 1539-1837 None
LBMD None 1837-1998 None 
AC 1559-1748 1559-1748 1559-1748
 Chapelry (1796) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1796-1812 None None
LOPC 1796-1900 1883-1900 None
LANCASTER CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1857) Indexes
FS 1894-1898 1874-1898 None
LOPC 1857-1884 1874-1900 None
LBMD  None None None
LANCASTER ST JOHN Chapelry (1755) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1755-1813 100  None
LOPC 1755-1900 1842-1900 1757-1854
LBMD None None None
AC 1639-1812 1639-1812 1639-1812
LANCASTER ST JOHN Chapelry (1842) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None  None 
LOPC
LBMD  None None
AC
Chapelry (1845) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None  None
LOPC
LBMD  None None None
LANCASTER CASTLE (EXTRA PAROCHIAL) () Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS
LOPC
BLEASDALE (ADMARSH CHAPEL) Chapelry (1779) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1801-1900 1849-1900  None
LOPC 1779-1982 1849-1976 1781-1900
LBMD None 1849-1976 None
CATON Chapelry (1585) Indexes 
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1585-1859 1586-1718  1846-1859
LOPC 1586-1900 1586-1900 1585-1900
AC  1585-1718 1585-1718  1585-1718 
FMP None 1586-1837 None
FULLWOOD Chapelry (1850) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None  None
LOPC None None None
FMP  None None None
 GLASSON Chapelry (1840) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1840-1880 None 1840-1880 
LOPC 1840-1880  None 1840-1880
FMP  None None None
GRESSINGHAM Chapelry (1776) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1676-1888 1691-1835  1676-1859
LOPC 1676-1812 1691-1828 1676-1930
LBMD  None[1] 1838-2000 None[2]
FMP None 1691-1835 None
AC 1676-1828 1676-1828 1676-1828
Chapelry (1848) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1850-1896 1850-1900 None
LOPC
LBMD  None 1850-2004  None
AC
Chapelry (1756) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None  None
LOPC
LBMD  None None None
OVER-WYRESDALE Chapelry (1724) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None  None
LOPC None None None
FMP  None None None
OVERTON Chapelry (1678) Indexes 
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None  None
LOPC None None
FMP  None None None
POULTON-LE-SANDS HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1813) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None  None
LOPC None None None
FMP  None None None
SCOTFORTH ST PAUL (1876) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1876-1900 1876-1900 None
LOPC 1876-1900 1876-1900 None
  SKERTON ST LUKE Chapelry (1834) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1834-1900 1866-1900  1834-1882 
LOPC 1834-1894 1866-1900 1859-1900
STALMINE WITH STAYNALL CHAPEL Chapelry (1583) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1820-1872 None  None
LOPC
LBMD  None 1854-2004 None
 Chapelry (1843) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1850-1896 1850-1900 None
LOPC
LBMD  None 1850-2004  None
AC


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.

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 306936.

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

Poor Law Unions

Lancaster 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.

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