Aughton, Lancashire Genealogy
Guide to Aughton, Lancashire family history and genealogy. Parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.
AUGHTON, a chapelry, in the parish of Halton, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 7 miles (N. E.) from Lancaster; The chapelry is beautifully situated on the banks of the river Lune.
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.
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.
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/
There is much online content for Aughton St Michael's Parish and its attached chapelry of Christ Church, including baptisms, marriages and some burials. These records include vital content as follows:
|AC =Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP =FindMyPast.co.uk (£)|
|JOIN =Joiner's Marriage Index|
|LOPC=Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|AUGHTON ST MICHAEL PARISH (1541) Indexes|
|FS||1541-1764; 1841-1882||1541-1764; 1841-1882||None|
|| 1541-1764 |
|AUGHTON CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1877) Indexes|
|LOPC||1877-1911||None - see parish (above)||1877-1920|
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.
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
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http://www.aughtonstmichael.org.uk/index.html Church Website includes history of the church (PDF)
- Lewis, Samuel A., http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50770#s8 A Topographical Dictionary of England] (1848), pp. 112-116.