Lydiate, Lancashire

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[[Image:St_Thomas'_Lydiate_and_Downholland_Lancashire.jpg|thumb|right|Lydiate St Thomas]]
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Guide to '''Lydiate, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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[[Image:St Thomas' Lydiate and Downholland Lancashire.jpg|thumb|right]]  
  
 
== Chapelry History  ==
 
== Chapelry History  ==
  
Lydiate St Thomas is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1841 from [[Halsall, Lancashire]]  Ancient Parish.
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LYDIATE (St Thomas) was created '''a district chapelry '''in 1841 from [[Halsall, Lancashire|Halsall]], union of Ormskirk, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3½ miles (S. W. by W.)from Ormskirk. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51126#s3 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 198-203. Date accessed: 20 August 2013.</ref>
 
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The church dates from 1250 and after several reconstructions is still a place of worship in the Diocese of Liverpool and Ormskirk deanery (formerly the Diocese of Chester). Benefice of Saint Cuthbert and Thomas, Halsall, Lydiate and Downholland includes St Thomas parish.<br>
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Halsall is a village and civil parish in West Lancashire, England, located close to Ormskirk on the A5147 and Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The church and much of the village stand on a rocky ridge, in marked contrast to the low-lying flat peat mossland between the ridge and the sand of Ainsdale and Birkdale.<br>
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LYDIATE, a township, in the parish of Halsall, union of Ormskirk, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3½ miles (S. W. by W.) from Ormskirk; containing 848 inhabitants. In the reign of Richard II., this place was possessed by a family of the local name, whose heiress married into the Blackburn family; and an heiress of the latter conveyed Lydiate to Thomas, son of Sir John Ireland, of the Hutt, and Hale. The Irelands continued to hold the property till the latter part of the 17th century; in the middle of that century, Lawrence Ireland, the then proprietor of Lydiate, had two daughters, one of whom was married to Sir Charles Anderton, of Lostock, who died in 1691, leaving his widow with five sons and a daughter. The two eldest of the sons died young; the third became a Benedictine monk, and the fourth, Francis, risked his fortune and life in the cause of the Stuarts, in 1715: after the battle of Preston he was attainted, but his life was spared; and being liberated from prison, he resided at Lydiate with his mother until her death in 1720, and possessed the property until his own decease in 1760, having survived all his brothers. Their sister had married Henry Blundell of Ince-Blundell, and in 1700 she became the mother of Robert Blundell, who, on the death of his uncle, took possession of Lydiate, which has since continued in the Ince-Blundell family. The township comprises by computation 850 acres of arable, 972 of meadow and pasture, and 6 acres of woodland. The soil is in a high state of cultivation, from the abundant supply of excellent town manure. The surface is generally flat, broken occasionally by eminences affording extensive views of the valley between the Ribble and the Dee, and of the bold mountainous range of North Wales, with the shipping in the offing of the Mersey. The road from Preston to Liverpool, and the Leeds and Liverpool canal, intersect the township; and the Sudell brook, a small tributary to the river Alt, winds through it. The Liverpool, Ormskirk, and Preston railway passes within a mile and a half, at the Aughton station. Lydiate Hall was built, or, more properly, renewed, in the 16th century, though portions of it indicate a later date; it was of quadrangular form, but the front, becoming greatly dilapidated, was taken down about seventy years ago. The interior presents several objects of interest to the antiquary, ancient sculptured effigies of saints and martyrs, carved oak, richly-traced cornices, and other details; the upper rooms of the central part have been thrown into one, now used as a Roman Catholic chapel, and it is said that ever since the Reformation the Roman Catholics of the district have resorted to the Hall for the exercise of religious worship. Fir-Grove, a well-wooded seat, is the property of Peter Bretherton, Esq., and the residence of his mother. A church was built in 1841, at Lydiate-Cross, at a cost of £1500, raised by subscription. It is a stone edifice, in the early English style, with a square tower, and contains 450 sittings, whereof one-third are free; the organ and the communion-plate were gifts, but no name of a donor is recorded. A district has been assigned to this church, consisting of parts of Lydiate and Down-Holland, and containing a population of 1130: the living is in the gift of the Rector of Halsall. There is a parsonage-house; also a daily and Sunday school. John Goare, in 1669, bequeathed the rents of certain estates, now producing nearly £100 per annum, to be distributed half yearly among the poor of the township; and there is a self-supporting clothing society. Here is a picturesque little ruined chapel, erroneously called by the people Lydiate Abbey, erected in the latter part of the 15th or beginning of the 16th century; it seems to have been originally intended for the convenience of the family and immediate neighbourhood, owing to the distance of the parish church. The tower is in tolerably good preservation, but the roof of the building has entirely disappeared; its low pitch, however, is clearly ascertained by the moulding still remaining against the east wall of the tower.
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From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 198-203. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51126 Date accessed: 20 July 2010.  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Church records  ====
 
==== 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
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===== '''Online Records'''  =====
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'''<u>Church of England</u>'''
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Lydiate chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[Halsall, Lancashire|Halsall]] to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP''' = [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series FindMyPast.co.uk (£)]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''LBMD''' = [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk LancashireBMD.org.uk]
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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" | '''LYDIATE&nbsp;ST&nbsp;THOMAS&nbsp;Chapelry (1841) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | LOPC
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Lydiate/stthomas/index.html 1841-1921]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Lydiate/stthomas/index.html 1848-1920]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Lydiate/stthomas/index.html 1888-1907]'''&nbsp;
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! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" scope="col" | [[Halsall, Lancashire|HALSALL ST&nbsp;CUTHBERT]]&nbsp;PARISH&nbsp;(1606) Indexes''(ancient parish containing LYDIATE&nbsp;Chapelry)''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" align="center" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://familysearch.org '''1606-1893''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | LOPC
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Halsall/index.html 1651-1914]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Halsall/index.html 1660-1904]'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1606-1754''']
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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Lydiate and comprising the whole ancient parish of Halsall to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Halsall, Lancashire|HALSALL&nbsp;ST&nbsp;CUTHBERT]]&nbsp;PARISH page.
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==== Census records  ====
 
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{{British Census|306900}}
  
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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[[Ormskirk Poor Law Union, Lancashire]]
  
 
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Revision as of 21:07, 17 September 2013

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Guide to Lydiate, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

St Thomas' Lydiate and Downholland Lancashire.jpg

Contents

Chapelry History

LYDIATE (St Thomas) was created a district chapelry in 1841 from Halsall, union of Ormskirk, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3½ miles (S. W. by W.)from Ormskirk. [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

Online Records

Church of England

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


LYDIATE ST THOMAS Chapelry (1841) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC 1841-1921 1848-1920 1888-1907 
AC None None None
HALSALL ST CUTHBERT PARISH (1606) Indexes(ancient parish containing LYDIATE Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1606-1893 1606-1883 None
LOPC 1651-1914 1660-1904 1653-1919
AC 1606-1754 1606-1754 1606-1754


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Lydiate and comprising the whole ancient parish of Halsall to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the HALSALL ST CUTHBERT 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 306900.


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.

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. 198-203. Date accessed: 20 August 2013.