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Out Rawcliffe St John is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1840 from St Michael on Wyre Ancient Parish.
St John Church was built in 1838 in the Romanesque style by John Deerhurst, the year after he had designed Preston Prison.
Out Rawcliffe is a village and civil parish on the north bank of the River Wyre in the Over Wyre area of the Fylde in Lancashire
RAWCLIFFE, OUT, a township, in the parish of St. Michael, union of Garstang, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of Lancashire, 4½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Poulton; containing 728 inhabitants. The manor was vested in the family of Butler, from a very early period, until the rebellion of 1715, in which the Butlers were engaged: the estate, then forfeited, was purchased by Edward Roe, Esq., whose heiress married into the France family; and from the latter it passed to the Wilsons, who assumed the name of France. The township is situated on the north side of the river Wyre, and includes Out-Rawcliffe Moss. A court baron is occasionally held for the manor. Out-Rawcliffe Hall was erected in the 17th century, but has been greatly modernised, and now possesses few remains of its former splendour, except in its old, massive, and heavy timbers, and a deep wood to the east, which has been enlivened by extensive gardens and surrounding copses. A church, St. John's, was built in 1838: the living is in the Vicar's gift; net income, £75.
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 640-645. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51232 Date accessed: 20 July 2010.
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.
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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 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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