Adlington, Lancashire Genealogy

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Parish History

Adlington is a town in Lancashire, England, near the West Pennine Moors and the larger town of Chorley. A chapelry called St Paul was created by 1839 from the ancient parish of Standish, Lancashire, and flourished around the textile industry.

The present church dates from 1883 and replaced the earlier church:

The church of St. Paul, erected in 1883-4, from designs by Messrs T. D. Barry and Son, of Liverpool, consists of chancel, with organ chamber and vestries, nave, aisles and south porch : the pulpit and font are of Caen stone and marble : there are 646 sittings, all of which are free. The register dates from the year 1839. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £300, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Manchester, and held since 1839 by the Rev. Thomas Carpenter M.A. of Trinity College, Dublin.
from Slater's Directory, Lancashire 1895

The parish is an active parish in Diocese of Blackburn.

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.


Church records

                     ADLINGTON CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry Indexes
Baptisms (1839) Marriages (1843) Burials (1839)
FamSrch - 1839-1846 None
Lancs OnlineParClerk - 1839-1900 LOPC - 1843-1886 LOPC - 1839-1900
                          ADLINGTON ST PAUL'S Chapelry Indexes
Baptisms (1885) Marriages Burials
LOPC - 1885-1900

Census records

The following two web sites provide online data at no cost, which covers Adlington chapelry for 1881 and the 1901 censuses:

1881 - FamilySearch

1901 - 1901CensusOnline

Lancashire census records have been indexed and transcribed countywide, and made available online by the following subscription web sites for the census years, 1841-1911:

Also see for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. Learn important details about England Civil Registration on the England main page. 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.

Poor Law Unions

Chorley Poor Law Union, Lancashire

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. To search indexes and original probate records, go to the Lancashire Probate Records and follow the steps to find possible wills for ancestors in Lancashire.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

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