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Preston St Peter, St Peter's Square was created a district chapel in 1826 from, and lying within the boundaries of Preston St John, Lancashire Ancient Parish.
The church was declared redundant and is now used as the Arts centre for the surrounding University of Central Lancashire campus.
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/
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
Parish registers of St Peter's Preston
Microfilm of original records at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Lancashire Record Office no. : PR 2951/1/14, 8, 13-14, 21; 2951/2/; 3291/1/1-2
Baptisms, 1862-1900; marriages, 1900; banns, 1864-1900; requests for banns, 1864-1886; vestry book, 1898-1900. FHL BRITISH Film 1471022 Items 4-12
Marriages, 1864-1900. FHL BRITISH Film 1796146 Items 7 - 8
Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 306887. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) has all available census records including images, and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and some public and academic libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk ($) has now all available census records but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and at numerous public and academic libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk ($) has all available censuses and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
Poor Law Unions
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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