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:
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Here's an 1848 historical perspective by the topographer, Samuel A. Lewis on this chapelry:  
  
"MAWDESLEY, a township, in the parish of Croston, union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland, N. division of Lancashire, 7 miles (W. S. W.) from Chorley; containing 867 inhabitants. Adam de Mawdesley was a ward of the duchy of Lancaster in the reign of Edward III.; Robert Mawdesley, the last of this ancient family, was living at Mawdesley Hall about 1760. A moiety of the manor was held at an early period by William del Lee and Isolda his wife, and descended, with Croston, to the families of Hesketh and Trafford. Mawdesley is a level and fertile township between Croston and Wrightington, and comprises 1869 acres of land, watered by the Sidbrook. It forms, with Bispham, an ecclesiastical district, the living of which is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Rector of Croston; net income, £145, with a house. The tithes have been commuted for £366 payable to the rector of Chorley, and £50 to the rector of Croston. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, and consecrated in June, '''1840''', was built at a cost of £1260, and is in the early English style, with a tower and spire. The Roman Catholic chapel here, also dedicated to St. Peter, was built in 1832, at a cost of £2000, including the priest's house; the amount was partly raised by subscription, and partly derived from property left in 1826 by the Rev. Edward Barrett, who also left 63 acres of land for the priest. There is a national school. On the estate of Salt Pit is a brine spring."
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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'''.  
  
From: ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 277-280. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51140 Date accessed: 20 July 2010.
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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;nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.</ref>
  
 
== 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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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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[[Chorley Poor Law Union, Lancashire]]  
 
[[Chorley 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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== Maps and Gazetteers<br> ==
  
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
  
 
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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

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

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

Add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.

Reference

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 277-280.&nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.