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Guide to '''Ormskirk, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
 
Here is [[List of Chapelries in Ormskirk Parish]]  
 
Here is [[List of Chapelries in Ormskirk Parish]]  
  
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=== [[Image:Ormskirk Parish Church.JPG|thumb|right|Ormskirk Parish Church.JPG]]Parish History<br>  ===
  
 
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ORMSKIRK (St Peter and St Paul), a market town and '''parish''', and the head of a union, in the hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire; containing, with the chapelry of Skelmersdale, and the townships of Bickerstaffe, Burscough, Lathom, and Scarisbrick, 13 miles north by northeast of Liverpool. Another church was erected here in 1848; and at Bickerstaffe, Burscough, Lathom, and Skelmersdale are also chapels. There are places of worship for '''Independents''', '''Unitarians''', and '''Wesleyans'''; also a '''Roman Catholic''' chapel, built about a century ago, and dedicated to St. Oswald.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51194#s26 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 479-483. Adapted. Date accessed: 22 October 2013.</ref>
== Parish History  ==
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Ormskirk St Peter and Paul is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Lancashire. Scarisbrick is a chapelry of Ormskirk.Other places in the parish include: Newburgh.
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The Church of St Peter and St Paul is in the market town of Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. Dating from no later than the 12th century, it is one of only three churches in England to have both a western tower and a central spire, and the only one to have them both at the same end of the church. It is an active Anglican parish church in the Diocese of Liverpool. It has been designated a Grade II* listed building by English Heritage. The exact date of the foundation of a church in Ormskirk is unclear, although it is likely that there was a church on the site of the present one in Saxon time. The Anglican parish of Ormskirk encompassed the settlements of Lathom, Burscough, Bickerstaffe, Scarisbrick and Skelmersdale. Parts of the present church existed in the 12th century, although the building has been altered and added to over successive centuries.<br>
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ORMSKIRK (St. Peter and St. Paul), a market town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire; containing, with the chapelry of Skelmersdale, and the townships of Bickerstaffe, Burscough, Lathom, and Scarisbrick, 14,608 inhabitants, of whom 4891 are in the town, 13 miles (N. N. E.) from Liverpool, on the road to Preston, 40 (S. by W.) from Lancaster, and 209 (N. W. by N.) from London. Ormskirk is not found in the Domesday survey; but, according to very credible tradition, the parish belonged to Orm, the Saxon proprietor of Halton, who, driven from his possessions in Cheshire, established himself in Lancashire, and, by his marriage with Alice, daughter of Herveus, a Norman nobleman, ancestor of Theobald Walter, obtained large estates in this county. He was the founder, no doubt, of the church; the word kirk, with his own name, constituting the name of the parish. It is certain, that a church, and the name of Ormskirk, both existed in the reign of Richard I., when Robert, son of Henry de Torbock and Lathom, who is supposed to have been a descendant of Orm, founded the priory of Burscough, which was endowed with a great part of the parish, including the manor of Ormskirk. On the dissolution of monasteries, the manor was granted to the Earl of Derby, in whose family it has ever since continued. In the civil war of the 17th century, this place was the scene of a conflict between the royalist and parliamentary forces on the 20th August 1644, in which the former were defeated with considerable loss; and on the 16th October, in the same year, a skirmish took place, which has been denominated Ormskirk fight. The town, which is situated on an eminence, eight miles from the sea, overlooks the surrounding country, and enjoys a salubrious air and delightful prospects. It is clean and well built, and consists chiefly of four streets diverging at right angles from a central area used as a market-place: the lighting act is in operation. There are, a small silk-factory, three roperies, and a steam flour-mill. The loamy soil around the town produces a great quantity of carrots, which are sent to Liverpool, and the farmers are noted for the culture of early potatoes. The inhabitants have also long been famous for making gingerbread, which is of exquisite flavour; it meets with a rapid sale, and is even exported. The Leeds and Liverpool canal is not more than three miles distant, and here is a station of the Liverpool and Preston railway. The market, granted in the 14th of Edward I. to the prior of Burscough, is on Thursday; and fairs are held on Whit-Monday and Whit-Tuesday, and September 10th and 11th. Petty-sessions take place on the last Friday in every month; and a court leet occurs in October, at which a constable and other officers are appointed for the town. The powers of the county debtcourt of Ormskirk, established in 1847, extend over the registration-district of Ormskirk. The length of the parish, from Martin Mere on the north-west, to Skelmersdale on the south-east, is twelve miles; the breadth from Lathom on the east, to Ormskirk on the west, between four and five miles; and the area is 30,083 acres. A stream, called the Merebrook, flows from Bickerstaffe, by the south side of Ormskirk, through Scarisbrick, and into Martin Mere. The Tawd brook, rising upon Bickerstaffe Moss, runs between Lathom and Ormskirk, and winds down to the Douglas near Newburgh. The Eller brook, a pellucid rivulet, issues from Lathom, and passing by the priory of Burscough, falls into the Douglas north of Burscough. The Golforden, mentioned by Leland as near Lathom, is now unknown. The soil of the parish is generally a dark vegetable loam, well calculated for the culture of green crops, particularly carrots and potatoes, as already mentioned. From this cause, there is more land in tillage than is usual in the Lancashire parishes; and the arable and pasture may be estimated as in very nearly equal portions. Of the peat-mosses, which abound, the principal are Bickerstaffe Moss, Hosher Moss, Scarisbrick Moss, and Burscough Moss, from all which are frequently dug up trees, chiefly oak and fir, that have been buried for ages, and preserved from decay by the tanning action of the peat earth. Though humid, swampy, and even boggy in many parts, the soil does not affect the salubrity of the climate, longevity prevailing in an unusual degree. Coal is obtainable in Bickerstaffe and Lathom; and stone in other divisions. The township of Ormskirk comprises 214 acres only, of which 174 are pasture, and 44 arable. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £10; net income, £367, with a house; patron and impropriator, the Earl of Derby. The original church was probably built by Orm, as before said, soon after the Conquest; the date of the first rebuilding is unknown, but the tower seems to have been raised in the reign of Henry VIII. In 1553, two chantries, which had been suppressed, were restored; and in 1572, the Stanley chapel and vault were constructed in accordance with the will of Edward, the third earl of Derby, surnamed "the Bountiful;" for a cemetery for that noble family, the deceased members of which have been interred here since the Dissolution. Within the chapel, on the south side, is a dilapidated figure of a knight, carved in stone, originally a full-length, but reduced by the operation of time to one-half; and reclining on the same stone is a full-length carving of a lady, now much defaced: on the north side are two similar figures. These effigies are vulgarly called the Kings and Queens of Man. The present body of the church was built in 1729-31; the spire having been blown down, was rebuilt about 1790: the whole edifice was improved and altered in 1828, and the spire, having fallen into decay, was a third time rebuilt in 1832. Another church was erected here in 1848; and at Bickerstaffe, Burscough, Lathom, and Skelmersdale are also incumbencies. There are places of worship for Independents, Unitarians, and Wesleyans; also a Roman Catholic chapel, built about a century ago, and dedicated to St. Oswald: over the altar of this last is a copy by Gainsford, of the Four Marys by Annibal Caracci. The free grammar school was founded about 1614, and is endowed with various benefactions producing £138. 15. per annum. A school in Church-street was built in 1824, at the expense of James, Earl of Derby, for a Blue-coat school, now merged in some national schools; and Roman Catholic schools were built in 1847. The poor-law union of Ormskirk comprises twenty-one parishes or places, containing a population of 34,975.
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From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 479-483. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51194 Date accessed: 20 July 2010.  
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== 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]]  
  
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks ====
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==== Church records ====
  
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
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'''Online Records'''
  
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Ormskirk St Peter &amp; St Paul's&nbsp;parish registers&nbsp;and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed&nbsp;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" | '''FREG''' = [http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl FreeReg]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS ''' = [http://familysearch.org FamilySearch.org]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''JOIN''' = [http://joinermarriageindex.co.uk/ Joiner's Marriage Index (£)]
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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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==== Church records  ====
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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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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''ORMSKIRK ST PETER &amp;&nbsp;ST&nbsp;PAUL'''''&nbsp;'''''PARISH&nbsp;(1557) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://familysearch.org 1557-1837]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Ormskirk/index.html 1557-1901]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Ormskirk/index.html '''1557-1911'''&nbsp;]
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Ormskirk/index.html 1557-1906]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''JOIN'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://joinermarriageindex.co.uk/ '''1813-1837''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/ 1837-1955]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''AC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1557-1626]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1557-1626]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1557-1626]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FREG'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl 1557-1901]&nbsp;'''var. yrs
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl '''1557-1901'''] var. yrs
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl '''1557-1901'''] var.yrs
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''BICKERSTAFFE HOLY&nbsp;TRINITY&nbsp;Chapelry (1837) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''<u>Baptisms</u>'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1875-1877''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Bickerstaffe/index.html '''1843-1866''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/birthind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1837-1929''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1844-1956''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl '''1844-1868''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''BURSCOUGH ST'''&nbsp;'''JOHN'''&nbsp;'''Chapelry (1848) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1848-1952''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''LATHAM&nbsp;PARK&nbsp;CHAPEL&nbsp;Chapelry&nbsp;(1929) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1929-1957''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''SCARISBRICK ST''&nbsp;'''''<b>MARK</b>'''&nbsp;Chapelry (1837) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Scarisbrick/index.html '''1853-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Scarisbrick/index.html 1870-1900]'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/birthind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1837-1907''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire 1870-1952]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/deathind.cgi?county=lancashire 1837-1907]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''AC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.archersoftware.co.uk/igi/fs-lan.htm '''1853-1894''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''SKELMERSDALE ST''&nbsp;'''''<b>PAUL</b>''&nbsp;'''''Chapelry (1817) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/birthind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1918-1950''']
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==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
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{{British Census|306902}}
  
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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Guide to Ormskirk, Lancashire family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Here is List of Chapelries in Ormskirk Parish

Contents

Ormskirk Parish Church.JPG
Parish History

ORMSKIRK (St Peter and St Paul), a market town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire; containing, with the chapelry of Skelmersdale, and the townships of Bickerstaffe, Burscough, Lathom, and Scarisbrick, 13 miles north by northeast of Liverpool. Another church was erected here in 1848; and at Bickerstaffe, Burscough, Lathom, and Skelmersdale are also chapels. There are places of worship for Independents, Unitarians, and Wesleyans; also a Roman Catholic chapel, built about a century ago, and dedicated to St. Oswald.[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

Ormskirk St Peter & St Paul'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 following web sites and ranges of years:

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
JOIN = Joiner's Marriage Index (£)
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
ORMSKIRK ST PETER & ST PAUL PARISH (1557) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1557-1837 1557-1836  None
LOPC 1557-1901 1557-1911  1557-1906
JOIN 1813-1837
LBMD 1837-1955
AC 1557-1626 1557-1626 1557-1626
FREG 1557-1901 var. yrs 1557-1901 var. yrs 1557-1901 var.yrs
BICKERSTAFFE HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1837) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None 1875-1877 None
LOPC None None 1843-1866
LBMD 1837-1929 1844-1956 1837-1929
FREG None None 1844-1868
BURSCOUGH ST JOHN Chapelry (1848) Indexes
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD  None 1848-1952 None
LATHAM PARK CHAPEL Chapelry (1929) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1929-1957 None
SCARISBRICK ST MARK Chapelry (1837) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1853-1900 1870-1900 1855-1901
LOPC 1853-1900 1870-1900 1855-1900
LBMD 1837-1907 1870-1952 1837-1907
AC 1853-1894 1870-1900 None
SKELMERSDALE ST PAUL Chapelry (1817) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1817-1900 1858-1900 1887-1900
LOPC 1833-1900 1858-1900 1822-1876
LBMD 1918-1950 1858-1959 1918-1952

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 306902.


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. 479-483. Adapted. Date accessed: 22 October 2013.
The Ormskirk and District Family History Society