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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 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 306887.
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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