Aughton, Lancashire Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 20:23, 22 June 2012 by DunnPB (talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

England Gotoarrow.png Lancashire Gotoarrow.png Lancashire Parishes

St Michael's Parish Church, Aughton.JPG

  Parish History

Aughton St Michael is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire.

There is evidence of a Saxon Cross from the 850 Ad Saxon church on the site and the earliest parts of the building show that an established stone church was present by the 12th century.

Aughton is a village and civil parish within the West Lancashire district of Lancashire, England, situated between Ormskirk in Lancashire and Maghull in Merseyside. The northern part is known as Aughton village, the south-west as Holt Green and the south-east as Town Green.
John Grindrod 1919-2009, Anglican Primate of Australia, was born in Aughton on 14 December 1919.

"AUGHTON, a parish and a subdistrict in the district of Ormskirk, Lancashire. There was a Roman Catholic church here."[1] 

This parish is one of the very few in Lancashire where there are no known chapels of ease or chapelries of the Church of England attached to or found within the boundaries of this ancient parish prior to 1870.


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

Church records

Online Records

There is much online content for Ashton under Lyne St Michael's Parish and its several attached churches, called chapelries, including baptisms, marriages and some burial. These records include vital content from the following chapels and the (St Michael's) parish: 

[Note: FS =;  LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk; AC =]

Baptisms                  Marriages    Burials
FS 1541-1764; 1841-1882  1541-1764; 1841-1882 None
LOPC 1541-1900  1541-1901 1541-1896
Aughton Christ Church Chapelry (1877) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS  None None None
LOPC 1877-1911  None - see parish (above) 1877-1920 
AC None None None

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 306899. for details of public houses in the 1881 census

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 Church Website includes history of the church (PDF)


  1. <br> John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)