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Weeton St Michael was created a district chapelry in 1846 from Kirkham, Lancashire Ancient Parish and in the Amounderness deanery of the Diocese of Manchester from 1847 onwards.
Other places in the parish include: Preese
The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.
"WEETON, with Preese, a township with an eccesliastical chapel, in the parish of Kirkham, union of the Fylde, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of Lancashire, 3¼ miles northwest by west of the town of Kirkham. The township, together with Great and Little Plumpton, and Greenhalgh, form the ecclesiastical parish of Weeton. The church, dedicated to St Michael, was built in 1842. There is a Methodist place of worship."
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Lancashire Online Parish Clerks
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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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