Musbury, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

Musbury St Thomas was created a district chapelry in 1844 from, and lying within the boundaries of Bury St Mary, Lancashire Ancient Parish, and partly in the townships of Edenfield and  Haslingden chapelries.

Other places in the parish include: Musbury Heights, Musden Head, and Musbury Park.

Here is an 1848 historical perspective on this chapelry:

"MUSBURY, an ecclesiastical district, in the parishes of Bury and Whalley, union of Haslingden, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, 3 miles southwest of Haslingden. The ecclesiastical district was constituted in Sept. 1844, with the township of Musbury forming more than half of it. W. Turner, Esq., a resident in the district, is about to erect a church at his own cost.

The Primitive and Wesleyan Methodists have places of worship."[1]


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

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 for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

Haslingden, Lancashire Poor Law Union

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 British History Online


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 359-362. URL:&amp;amp;nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.