Mawdesley with Bispham, Lancashire Genealogy

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== Chapelry History  ==
 
== Chapelry History  ==
  
Mawdesley with Bispham St Peter was created a chapelry in 1840 from&nbsp; [[Croston, Lancashire]] Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Holland Meadow and Bispham. <br>The name Mawdesley is thought to have originated in the reign of Edward the First (1272 - 1308). The suffix 'ley' signifies a field, meadow or clearing, showing the village's rural origins. Records show that a Manor existed in 1250 AD on the site of the present Mawdesley Hall.<br>Mawdesley is a village and civil parish of the Borough of Chorley in Lancashire, England<br><br>
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Mawdesley with Bispham St Peter was created a chapelry in 1840 from&nbsp; [[Croston, Lancashire]] Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Holland Meadow and Bispham. <br>The name Mawdesley is thought to have originated in the reign of Edward the First (1272 - 1308). The suffix 'ley' signifies a field, meadow or clearing, showing the village's rural origins. Records show that a Manor existed in 1250 AD on the site of the present Mawdesley Hall.<br>Mawdesley is a village and civil parish of the Borough of Chorley in Lancashire, England<br><br>  
  
 
Here's an 1848 historical perspective by the topographer, Samuel A. Lewis on this chapelry:  
 
Here's an 1848 historical perspective by the topographer, Samuel A. Lewis on this chapelry:  
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"MAWDESLEY, a township with '''a district chapel''','''''in the parish of Croston''''', union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland, N. division of Lancashire, 7 miles west by southwest&nbsp;from Chorley. It forms, with Bispham, an ecclesiastical district, the living of which is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Rector of Croston.&nbsp;The church, dedicated to St. Peter, and consecrated in June, '''1840'''.  
 
"MAWDESLEY, a township with '''a district chapel''','''''in the parish of Croston''''', union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland, N. division of Lancashire, 7 miles west by southwest&nbsp;from Chorley. It forms, with Bispham, an ecclesiastical district, the living of which is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Rector of Croston.&nbsp;The church, dedicated to St. Peter, and consecrated in June, '''1840'''.  
  
The Roman Catholic chapel here, also dedicated to St. Peter, was built in 1832.<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 277-280.&amp;nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.</ref>  
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The Roman Catholic chapel here, also dedicated to St. Peter, was built in 1832.<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 277-280.&amp;amp;nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.</ref>  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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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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==== Church records  ====
 
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Mawdesley with Bispham chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[Croston, Lancashire|Croston]] to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:  
 
Mawdesley with Bispham chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[Croston, Lancashire|Croston]] 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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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Mawdesley with Bispham and comprising the whole ancient parish of Croston to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Croston, Lancashire|CROSTON&nbsp;ST&nbsp;MICHAEL]]&nbsp;PARISH page.  
 
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Mawdesley with Bispham and comprising the whole ancient parish of Croston to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Croston, Lancashire|CROSTON&nbsp;ST&nbsp;MICHAEL]]&nbsp;PARISH page.  
  
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[[Chorley Poor Law Union, Lancashire]]  
 
[[Chorley Poor Law Union, Lancashire]]  
  
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==== Probate records<br> ====
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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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Contents

Chapelry History

Mawdesley with Bispham St Peter was created a chapelry in 1840 from  Croston, Lancashire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Holland Meadow and Bispham.
The name Mawdesley is thought to have originated in the reign of Edward the First (1272 - 1308). The suffix 'ley' signifies a field, meadow or clearing, showing the village's rural origins. Records show that a Manor existed in 1250 AD on the site of the present Mawdesley Hall.
Mawdesley is a village and civil parish of the Borough of Chorley in Lancashire, England

Here's an 1848 historical perspective by the topographer, Samuel A. Lewis on this chapelry:

"MAWDESLEY, a township with a district chapel,in the parish of Croston, union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland, N. division of Lancashire, 7 miles west by southwest from Chorley. It forms, with Bispham, an ecclesiastical district, the living of which is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Rector of Croston. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, and consecrated in June, 1840.

The Roman Catholic chapel here, also dedicated to St. Peter, was built in 1832.[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

Mawdesley with Bispham chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Croston to which it is attached, 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 = FindMyPast.co.uk
LBMDLancashireBMD.org.uk
AC = Ancestry.co.uk
FREG = FreeReg


MAWDESLEY Chapelry (1840) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1841-1878 1843-1846; 1873-1878 None
LOPC 1840-1900 1843-1900 1841-1925
CROSTON ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS(ancient parish containing MAWDESLEY Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1543-1900 1543-1900 None
LOPC 1543-1948 1538-1900 1538-1900
AC 1545-1685 1545-1685 1545-1685


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Mawdesley with Bispham and comprising the whole ancient parish of Croston to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the CROSTON ST MICHAEL 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 306911.



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. 277-280.&amp;nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.