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Out Rawcliffe St John contributor Tom Richardson

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Chapelry History

Out Rawcliffe St John was created a district chapelry by 1840 from, and lying within the boundaries of 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 Garstang, union of Garstang, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of Lancashire, 4½ miles northeast by east of Poulton. A church, St. John's, was built in 1838."[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

Garstang 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.

Lancashire Churches website http://www.lancashirechurches.co.uk/outrawcliffe.htm

Reference

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 640-645. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.

 

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