Rufford, Lancashire

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== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
Rufford is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1726 from chapelry in  [[Croston, Lancashire]] Ancient Parish.  
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RUFFORD St Mary, a '''parish''', in the union of Ormskirk, hundred of Leyland, N. division of Lancashire, 5½ miles northeast by north of Ormskirk. Rufford is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1726 from chapelry in [[Croston, Lancashire]] Ancient Parish. The '''Wesleyans''' have a place of worship.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51249 A Topographical Dictionary of England]''(1848), pp. 711-716.</ref>
  
 
Other places in the parish include: Holmes-wood. <br>Rufford is a village in West Lancashire, England. It lies at a point where the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch), the Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway, the A59 (Liverpool to Preston road) and the River Douglas all meet. Rufford is also a civil parish, which includes the neighbouring village of Holmeswood.<br>St. Mary the Virgin, on Church Road , which was founded before 1346. The church is of brick, with a bell-cupola.  
 
Other places in the parish include: Holmes-wood. <br>Rufford is a village in West Lancashire, England. It lies at a point where the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch), the Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway, the A59 (Liverpool to Preston road) and the River Douglas all meet. Rufford is also a civil parish, which includes the neighbouring village of Holmeswood.<br>St. Mary the Virgin, on Church Road , which was founded before 1346. The church is of brick, with a bell-cupola.  
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There is also a Wesleyan Methodist church on Brick Kiln Lane, which was founded before 1893.  
 
There is also a Wesleyan Methodist church on Brick Kiln Lane, which was founded before 1893.  
  
[[Image:Holmeswood Methodist church Lancashire.JPG|thumb|center|Holmeswood Methodist Church]]  
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RUFFORD St Mary, '''a parish''', in the union of Ormskirk, hundred of Leyland, N. division of Lancashire, 5½ miles northeast by north&nbsp;of&nbsp;Ormskirk.&nbsp;The Wesleyans have a place of worship.<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 711-716.&amp;nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.</ref>&nbsp;
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==== Civil Registration  ====
 
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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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The [http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=4528&pageid=30539&e=e Lancashire Record Office] at Bow Lane, Preston PR2 1RE, holds the original parish registers in its vast collections. Contact their website for contact information.  
 
The [http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=4528&pageid=30539&e=e Lancashire Record Office] at Bow Lane, Preston PR2 1RE, holds the original parish registers in its vast collections. Contact their website for contact information.  
  
The Family History Library has microfilmed the parish registers and Bishop's transcripts of Rufford St. Mary parish for the years 1691-1828. These films are available for ordering/circulating and researching at any one of its satellite [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Centers] worldwide.
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The Family History Library has microfilmed the parish registers and Bishop's transcripts of Rufford St. Mary parish for the years 1691-1828. These films are available for ordering/circulating and researching at any one of its satellite [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Centers] worldwide.  
  
 
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{{British Census|306913}}  
 
{{British Census|306913}}  
  
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==== Poor Law Unions<br> ====
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[[Ormskirk Poor Law Union, Lancashire]]  
 
[[Ormskirk Poor Law Union, Lancashire]]  
  
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==== Probate records<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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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
  
 
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Parish History

RUFFORD St Mary, a parish, in the union of Ormskirk, hundred of Leyland, N. division of Lancashire, 5½ miles northeast by north of Ormskirk. Rufford is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1726 from chapelry in Croston, Lancashire Ancient Parish. The Wesleyans have a place of worship.[1]

Other places in the parish include: Holmes-wood.
Rufford is a village in West Lancashire, England. It lies at a point where the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch), the Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway, the A59 (Liverpool to Preston road) and the River Douglas all meet. Rufford is also a civil parish, which includes the neighbouring village of Holmeswood.
St. Mary the Virgin, on Church Road , which was founded before 1346. The church is of brick, with a bell-cupola.

There is also a Wesleyan Methodist church on Brick Kiln Lane, which was founded before 1893.

Holmeswood Methodist church Lancashire.JPG

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

Rufford St. Mary parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:


AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
RUFFORD ST MARY PARISH (1632) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1691-1828 1761-1911 None
LOPC 1691-1727, 1783-1900 1702-1726, 1761-1900 1695-1727, 1813-1900
LBMD None 1837-1962 None
FMP None 1670-1837 None
JOIN None 1813-1837 None
AC 1632-1812 1632-1812 1632-1812
FREG None None None
Original Records

The Lancashire Record Office at Bow Lane, Preston PR2 1RE, holds the original parish registers in its vast collections. Contact their website for contact information.

The Family History Library has microfilmed the parish registers and Bishop's transcripts of Rufford St. Mary parish for the years 1691-1828. These films are available for ordering/circulating and researching at any one of its satellite FamilySearch Centers worldwide.

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 306913.


Poor Law Unions

Ormskirk 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.

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., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 711-716.