Overton, Lancashire Genealogy

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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 Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1715 from chapelry in&nbsp; [[Lancaster St Mary, Lancashire]] 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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OVERTON, a township, in the parish and union of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 4½ miles (S. W.) from Lancaster; containing 390 inhabitants. In the reign of Henry III., Adam de Overton held lands here; and here, also, the priory of Lancaster had a grange, the site of which appears to have been granted to the monks about 1272. The township comprises 680 acres, of which two-thirds are arable, and the remainder pasture; and occupies a peninsula formed by the river Lune and Morecambe bay. Sunderland, a village in the township, at the mouth of the Lune, is approached by a dangerous ford over a small bay, scarcely passable except when the tide has retired. About the early part of the last century, Sunderland was the port of Lancaster; and it flourished many years by a prosperous coasting-trade and a ropery, until the removal of the dependent customhouse and the shipping to the new dock constructed in 1787, at Glasson, on the opposite side of the river. Sunderland declined so much afterwards as to be called Cape Famine; but it has in some measure revived. The parochial chapelry of Overton [built by 1678]&nbsp;comprises the townships of Overton, Middleton, and Heaton with Oxcliffe. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £155; patron, the Vicar of Lancaster. The chapel is a very ancient building, with a fine Saxon porch, and a campanile tower.  
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From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' By Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 498-500. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51199 Date accessed: 20 July 2010.  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
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===== '''Online Records'''  =====
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'''<u>Church of England</u>'''
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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:
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''OVERTON&nbsp;ST&nbsp;HELEN&nbsp;Chapelry&nbsp;(1678) Indexes'''&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Overton/index.html '''1813-1857'''&nbsp;]
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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.
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{{British Census|306936}}
  
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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==== Poor Law Unions<br>  ====
 
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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|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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==== Taxation  ====
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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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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.