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[[Image:St Helen's Church, Overton.jpg|thumb|right|Overton St Helen]]<br>
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Guide to '''Overton, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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[[Image:St Helen's Church, Overton.jpg|thumb|right]]<br>  
  
 
== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
Overton St Helen is an ancient parochial chapel created in the late 13th century. It stands in the boundaries of [[Lancaster St Mary, Lancashire|Lancaster St Mary]] ancient parish. Other places in the parish include: Sunderland, Heaton with Oxcliffe, Middleton, and Saltmarshes.
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OVERTON (St Helen), a township '''chapelry''', in the parish and union of [[Lancaster St Mary, Lancashire|Lancaster St Mary]], hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 4½ miles southwest of Lancaster. The parochial chapelry of Overton [built by 1678] comprises the townships of Overton, Middleton, and Heaton with Oxcliffe. Other places in the parish include: Sunderland, Heaton with Oxcliffe, Middleton, and Saltmarshes.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A.,http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51199#s3 ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' (1848), pp. 498-500. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.</ref>  
 
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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.<br>
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Here is an 1848 historical perspective of Overton by the topographer, Samuel A. Lewis:
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<br>"OVERTON, a township '''chapelry''', '''''in the parish''''' and union '''''of Lancaster''''', hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 4½ miles southwest of&nbsp;Lancaster. The parochial chapelry of Overton [built by 1678]&nbsp;comprises the townships of Overton, Middleton, and Heaton with Oxcliffe."<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' By Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 498-500.&amp;nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.</ref>  
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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]]<br>  
  
 
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
 
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
  
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
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An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>  
  
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Overton chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[Lancaster St Mary, Lancashire|Lancaster St Mary]] to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:  
 
Overton chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[Lancaster St Mary, Lancashire|Lancaster St Mary]] to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:  
  
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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Overton and comprising the whole ancient parish of Lancaster St Mary to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Lancaster St Mary, Lancashire|LANCASTER&nbsp;ST&nbsp;MARY]]&nbsp;PARISH page.  
 
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Overton and comprising the whole ancient parish of Lancaster St Mary to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Lancaster St Mary, Lancashire|LANCASTER&nbsp;ST&nbsp;MARY]]&nbsp;PARISH page.  
  
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==== Poor Law Unions<br> ====
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[[Lancaster Poor Law Union,Lancashire]]  
 
[[Lancaster Poor Law Union,Lancashire]]  
  
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==== Probate records<br> ====
  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
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*'''1665-1667''' - Lancashire Hearth Tax: Lonsdale Hundred, Overton.&nbsp;[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/e179/default.asp E 179/132/352], The National Archives. Microfilm: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228692}}. Includes Heaton with Oxcliffe.
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*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
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== Web sites  ==
 
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Guide to Overton, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

St Helen's Church, Overton.jpg

Contents

Parish History

OVERTON (St Helen), a township chapelry, in the parish and union of Lancaster St Mary, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 4½ miles southwest of Lancaster. The parochial chapelry of Overton [built by 1678] comprises the townships of Overton, Middleton, and Heaton with Oxcliffe. Other places in the parish include: Sunderland, Heaton with Oxcliffe, Middleton, and Saltmarshes.[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

Online Records

Church of England

Overton chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Lancaster St Mary to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

FS = FamilySearch.org
LOPC Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project
FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk
LBMDLancashireBMD.org.uk
AC = Ancestry.co.uk
FREG = FreeReg


OVERTON ST HELEN Chapelry (1678) Indexes 
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1713-1730 1812-1821 1725-1821
LOPC 1813-1857  1754-1837  1813-1900
FMP  None None None
LANCASTER ST MARY'S PARISH (1599) Indexes (ancient parish containing OVERTON Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1599-1886 1599-1812  None
LOPC 1749-1900 1599-1900 1749-1881
FMP  None 1539-1837 None
LBMD None 1837-1998 None 
AC 1559-1748 1559-1748 1559-1748


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Overton and comprising the whole ancient parish of Lancaster St Mary to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the LANCASTER ST MARY PARISH page.


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 306936.


Poor Law Unions

Lancaster 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.

Taxation

  • 1665-1667 - Lancashire Hearth Tax: Lonsdale Hundred, Overton. E 179/132/352, The National Archives. Microfilm: FHL Film 2228692. Includes Heaton with Oxcliffe.

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.,http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51199#s3 A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 498-500. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.