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Preston former St Peter church contributor Galatas


Chapel History

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.


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

Church records

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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

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Poor Law Unions

Preston 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.

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Web sites

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