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See A List of Chapelries in Melling Parish

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Parish History

Melling St Wilfrid (formerly St Peter) near Hornby is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire.

Other places in the parish include: Botton, Melling with Wrayton, Wrayton, Wennington, and Roeburndale.
It should not be confused with Melling (near Liverpool), Lancashire in the same county.

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.
Here is an 1848 historical perspective by the topographer Samuel A.  Lewis on this parish:

"MELLING (St. Peter), a parish, in the hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster; containing, with the two chapelries of Arkholme with Cawood, and Hornby, and the townships of Farleton, Roeburndale, Wennington, and Wray with Botton, and the township of Melling with Wrayton, 11 miles north and east from Lancaster. At Arkholme, Hornby, and Wray, are separate chapels.[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

Church records

Online Records

Leyland St Andrew'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 web sites below and for the following 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]
 

LYTHAM ST CUTHBERT PARISH (1622) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1678-1900 1679-1900 1679-1900
LOPC 1813-1900 1754-1900 1876-1900
FMP  None 1679-1837 None
LBMD None 1837-1975  None 
AC 1679-1761 1679-1761 1679-1761
LYTHAM ST ANNE'S ON THE SEA Chapelry (1873) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1873-1894 None None
LOPC 1873-1900 1877-1900 None
LYTHAM ST JOHN THE DIVINE Chapelry (1849) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1849-1900 1840-1900  None
LOPC 1849-1900 1851-1900 1851-1900
LBMD None 1851-1989 None

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

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 306916.


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

Poor Law Unions


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. 283-287. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.

 

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