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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Lancashire Parishes]]  
 
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[[Image:Rufford with Holmeswood St Mary contributor KA.jpg|thumb|right|Rufford with Holmeswood St Mary contributor K.A.]]  
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Guide to '''Rufford, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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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. The '''Wesleyans''' have a place of worship.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51249#s1 A Topographical Dictionary of England]''(1848), pp. 711-716. Date accessed: 16 Aug 2013.</ref>
 
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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.
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[[Image:Holmeswood Methodist church Lancashire.JPG|thumb|center|Holmeswood Methodist Church]]
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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. There is also a Wesleyan Methodist church on Brick Kiln Lane, which was founded before 1893.
  
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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[[Image:Holmeswood Methodist church Lancashire.JPG|thumb|center]]  
  
== Resources ==  
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== Resources ==
  
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== 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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==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
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===== '''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&nbsp;online at the following web sites and ranges of years''':'''  
 
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&nbsp;online at the following web sites and ranges of years''':'''  
  
&nbsp;<sub>[&nbsp;'''FS = '''[http://familysearch.org FamilySearch.org]; '''LOPC''' =&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/indexp.html Lancashire Online Parish&nbsp;Clerk Project]; '''FMP'''&nbsp;= &nbsp;[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series FindMyPast.co.uk]; '''LBMD''' =&nbsp;[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk Lancashire BMD.org.uk]; '''AC '''= [http://search.ancestry.co.uk Ancestry.co.uk]; </sub>'''<sub>FREG =</sub>'''<sub>[http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl FreeReg]&nbsp;]</sub><br><sub>&nbsp;</sub>  
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Rufford/stmary/index.html 1702-1726, 1761-1900]  
 
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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 ____-____. 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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*'''1628''' - {{FSbook|983467|disp=1628 List of Recusants in Rufforthe}} (p. 174)<ref name="ear">J.P. Earwaker, ''Three Lancashire Subsidy Rolls, viz., for the Hundred of Salford, 1541, the Hundred of Salford, 1622 and the Hundred of Leyland, 1628, Together with a Recusant Roll for the Hundred of Leyland, in 1628'' (London: Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1885). Digital version at {{FSbook|983467}} - free.</ref>
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
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{{British Census|306913}}  
 
{{British Census|306913}}  
  
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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==== Poor Law Unions<br> ====
  
 
[[Ormskirk Poor Law Union, Lancashire]]  
 
[[Ormskirk Poor Law Union, Lancashire]]  
  
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==== Probate records<br> ====
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==== Probate records<br> ====
  
 
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  ====
  
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
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*'''1628''' - {{FSbook|983467|disp=1628 Subsidy of Rufforth}} (p. 165)<ref name="ear">J.P. Earwaker, ''Three Lancashire Subsidy Rolls, viz., for the Hundred of Salford, 1541, the Hundred of Salford, 1622 and the Hundred of Leyland, 1628, Together with a Recusant Roll for the Hundred of Leyland, in 1628'' (London: Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1885). Digital version at {{FSbook|983467}} - free.</ref>
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*'''1665''' - Lancashire Hearth Tax: Leyland Hundred, Rufford. [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/e179/default.asp E 179/132/351], The National Archives. Microfilm: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228692}}.
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
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== Web sites  ==
 
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{{expand section|any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.}}  
  
== References ==
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Guide to Rufford, Lancashire family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Rufford with Holmeswood St Mary contributor KA.jpg

Contents

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. 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.

Catholic

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.

Taxation

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. Date accessed: 16 Aug 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.P. Earwaker, Three Lancashire Subsidy Rolls, viz., for the Hundred of Salford, 1541, the Hundred of Salford, 1622 and the Hundred of Leyland, 1628, Together with a Recusant Roll for the Hundred of Leyland, in 1628 (London: Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1885). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.