St Helens, Lancashire

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== Parish History  ==
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Guide to '''St Helens, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
QUERNMOOR, a township, in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 3¼ miles (S. E.) from Lancaster; containing 556 inhabitants. The ancient limits of the forest of Quernmoor comprised the whole of the township, and perhaps even extended into the township of Bulk. Parts of the forest were inclosed by Edmund, brother of Edward I.; and it now comprises 3000 acres of inclosed land, in addition to extensive wastes. The perambulation of the forest within the borough jurisdiction, by the corporation of Lancaster, was latterly repeated every seven years, and continued until 1809. In 1811 an act for the inclosure of the remainder of the forest was obtained, and from that time the perambulation has been confined to the limits of the borough proper. Gray's prospect of Lunedale, as described in his works, was taken at Queen's road; where is an ancient well, which tradition represents to have been visited by a queen of England. From a higher station is a view of an isthmus fringed by tall trees, the site of an ancient hermitage. The park of the Hon. Mr. Clifford, mentioned by the poet, and the old Hall, were purchased by Charles Gibson, Esq., from Lord Clifford; and the present mansion of Quernmoor Park was built by Mr. Gibson, about sixty years ago, of variegated freestone from the adjacent moor. The stone here is full of those hard flinty particles that constitute what is called "hunger-stone;" small millstones or querns were formerly made of it, and it is probable that Quernmoor derived its name from the aptitude of the stone for this purpose, an opinion strengthened by the discovery of several ancient millstones in the neighbourhood. A church was erected in 1833, and dedicated to St. Peter; it contains 300 sittings, half of which are free. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the gift of the Vicar of Lancaster, with a net income of £100. There is a small national school. Many natural curiosities are met with here, including specimens of petrified moss, and remarkably fine septaria. Remains of a Roman pottery were found in the park some years ago, when a variety of bricks, tiles, and ancient vessels were taken from the ovens: a tile with elevated edges, and many of the bricks, bore the inscription ala sebusia, which designates a wing of Roman cavalry not before known. These antiquities are supposed to be of the time of the Emperor Severus.
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From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' by Samuel LEwis (1848), pp. 623-627. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51227  Date accessed: 20 July 2010.
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== Chapel History  ==
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ST HELEN'S, '''a chapelry''' and market-town, '''''in the parish''''' and union '''''of [[Prescot, Lancashire|Prescot]]''''', hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 11 miles east by northeast of Liverpool; comprising part of the township of Eccleston, and the entire townships of Parr, Sutton, and Windle.
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This town, originally a small village, is now a thriving place, situated on an extensive coal-field. The church, originally dedicated to St Helen, on being enlarged in 1816, was dedicated anew to St Mary; another chapel, called '''St Thomas's '''church (Eccleston), was erected in about 1839.  
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There are places of worship for the Society of Friends, Independents, and Wesleyans, and a Roman Catholic chapel.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51022#s14 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 466-470. Adapted. Date accessed: 18 November 2013.</ref>&nbsp;
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
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
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===== '''Online Records'''  =====
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'''<u>Church of England</u>'''
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St Helens chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[Prescot, Lancashire|Prescot]] to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP''' = [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series FindMyPast.co.uk (£)]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''JOIN''' = [http://joinermarriageindex.co.uk/ Joiner's Marriage Index (£)]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''LBMD''' = [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk LancashireBMD.org.uk]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''LOPC''' = [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/indexp.html Lancashire Online Parish Clerk]
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{| width="625" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" align="center"
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''ST HELENS Chapelry&nbsp; (1680) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://familysearch.org 1713-1850]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://familysearch.org 1724-1855]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1765-1767, 1775-1800, 1821-1851''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/St-Helens/sthelen/index.html '''1676-1687, 1697-1700, 1813-1850''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/St-Helens/sthelen/index.html 1813-1850]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/St-Helens/sthelen/index.html 1697-1700, 1813-1850]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/birthind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1837-1935''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/deathind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1837-1850''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''JOIN'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://joinermarriageindex.co.uk/ '''1813-1837''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''AC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1713-1812''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1713-1837]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1713-1812]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''[[Prescot, Lancashire|PRESCOT ST MARY]] PARISH&nbsp;(1531) Indexes '''''(ancient parish containing ST&nbsp;HELENS&nbsp;Chapelry)''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://familysearch.org '''1580-1632, 1770-1776, 1813-1828, 1861-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1576-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1770-1775, 1812-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Prescot/index.html '''1665-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Prescot/index.html 1667-1837, 1845-1900]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Prescot/index.html '''1665-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/birthind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1837-1961''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1911-1969''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''AC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1531-1666''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1531-1666]'''
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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding St Helens and comprising the whole ancient parish of Prescot&nbsp; to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Prescot, Lancashire|PRESCOT&nbsp;ST&nbsp;MARY]]&nbsp;PARISH page.
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{{British Census|306903}}
  
==== 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.  
  
== Maps and Gazetteers<br> ==
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== Maps and Gazetteers<br> ==
  
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
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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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[http://www.sthelenstownshipsfhs.org.uk/ St. Helens Townships Family History Society]<br>
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== References  ==
  
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Guide to St Helens, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Contents

Chapel History

ST HELEN'S, a chapelry and market-town, in the parish and union of Prescot, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 11 miles east by northeast of Liverpool; comprising part of the township of Eccleston, and the entire townships of Parr, Sutton, and Windle.

This town, originally a small village, is now a thriving place, situated on an extensive coal-field. The church, originally dedicated to St Helen, on being enlarged in 1816, was dedicated anew to St Mary; another chapel, called St Thomas's church (Eccleston), was erected in about 1839.

There are places of worship for the Society of Friends, Independents, and Wesleyans, and a Roman Catholic chapel.[1] 

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.

Church records

Online Records

Church of England

St Helens chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Prescot to which it is attached, 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
JOIN = Joiner's Marriage Index (£)
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk


ST HELENS Chapelry  (1680) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1713-1850 1724-1855 1765-1767, 1775-1800, 1821-1851
LOPC 1676-1687, 1697-1700, 1813-1850 1813-1850 1697-1700, 1813-1850
LBMD 1837-1935 None 1837-1850
JOIN 1813-1837
AC 1713-1812 1713-1837 1713-1812
PRESCOT ST MARY PARISH (1531) Indexes (ancient parish containing ST HELENS Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1580-1632, 1770-1776, 1813-1828, 1861-1900 1576-1900 1770-1775, 1812-1900
LOPC 1665-1900 1667-1837, 1845-1900 1665-1900
LBMD 1837-1961 1911-1969 None
AC 1531-1666 1531-1666 1531-1666


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding St Helens and comprising the whole ancient parish of Prescot  to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the PRESCOT ST MARY PARISH page.


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 306903.

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

St. Helens Townships Family History Society

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 466-470. Adapted. Date accessed: 18 November 2013.